'm using slackware 10, and when working, occasionally the system will freeze, music pauses, I can't move the mouse, or anything for a second or two, then it continues like nothing ever happened. (This happens while using fluxbox, a couple of xterms, gkrellm, xmms, and firefox, normally I run all these at once very smoothly)
gkrellm is running, and I saw the proc or sys cpu chart jump to the top, maybe there are some cron jobs running that I don't know about?
1) What could cause this?
2) I thought there was supposed to be a /etc/crontab or similar file, what I ended up finding was /etc/cron.foo, where foo is daily, hourly, weekly, or monthly. These directories just contain shell scripts.
I don't seem to have many cron jobs running, these are what came with my system
[jake@localhost: jake]$ ls /etc/cron.daily/
[jake@localhost: jake]$ ls /etc/cron.hourly/
(cron.monthly/ and cron.weekly/ are empty)
3) What log files should I check?