Originally Posted by rongaines
It's not that I can quit and restart. I have to power off manually. This is a laptop but should be quite capable of running f10. 1.8 GHz CPU, 1Gb memory, 80Gb HDD.
Well, that certainly sounds like a real problem. Doesn't make a lot of sense though - as you said, that should run Fedora 10 easily.
just the basics but should tell you enough to help me figure out why I lock up about every 45 minutes or so while I am not doing any hard-core graphics or cad renderings.
Nope - we need some hard evidence; error messages or somesuch. What makes you think cache is the problem ?
Closing the programs should remove them from the monitor - at least it does on this F10 system. Does killing them fix it ???.
Next time you have to reboot, run this and post the output hopefully it'll have something useful
tail -n 20 /var/log/dmesg.old