mandrake (really) freezes + starting other dm + turning off the PC
Something very strange is happening here...
I've already tried mandrake 9.2 and 10 beta, and I had this problem using both. Sometimes, the system just freezes and nothing works anymore. The mouse pointer wont move, he keyboard stops responding, everything stops. I can't exit X, reboot, or do anything, all I can do is turn off the PC. Any ideas?
Another question: I have chosen not to start x automatically when I boot. So, when I logout of kde, I go to the command line. And then... how do I safely turn off the computer? I usually do a shutdown now and after it's done I turn off my PC. Is that right?
A last one: how do I start other desktop manager besides kde? Should I type startx sometihing?
Thanks for your help...