im getting a lot of random lock ups under mdk 9.2, they do seem to be totally random, it doesnt matter what im doing occasionally the system just stops working.
mouse curser is frozen i get a high pitched wine (at very high volume) if im using xmms or MPlayer at the time. num lock key still makes the light go on and off (the old acid hardware or software lock test, dont know if it applys to linux or just doze
) but the caps lock key does nothing.
the only way if found of getting the system back is to hit the reset button, ive tryed leaving it for up to an hour but nothing happens, i expect this sort of thing from win9x but i kinda thought nix was stable
does anyone know of a possible source for this problem or a way to get out of it other than a hard reset?
i wondered if it was possibly to do with exceeding memory/swap or perhaps the sata controller going tits up but i really havnt got a clue and any help or sugestions of possibilitys would really be appreciated.