Mandrake 10.1 crashing
I've recently installed Mandrake 10.1 (18.104.22.168 kernel) on my IBM Thinkpad and I'm finding it less stable than other distros (including earlier versions of Mandrake).
I have a printer I connect to with USB. As a don't print that often, when I need to I just plug the laptop into the printer. If the printer is off when I plug it in, or on when I unplug it, Mandrake often freezes up completely (no keyboard or mouse movement) and I need to power it off and on.
Plugging in other USB devices seems to cause problems too, though less serious. A problem I've seen others have which I see too is that after a USB memory stick has been plugged in, Konqueror won't start until the laptop is rebooted.
We've also had the laptop freeze up when doing nothing special at all (e.g. working on OOo Calc), though less often.
Any ideas before I compile a new kernel or switch distros?