No, I kept having lockup's while in KDE and on boot while dmesg was being output to the screen. My admin skills are kinda poor because I have never had the opportunity to learn and I just always blew my installs away when they got sick, honestly because it was so much easier that way. Now I am not going to do that, I need to learn how to repair a sick Linux install. Oh, I forgot to mention that I recompiled the kernel and yes, I feel like a huge horses ass right now. The lockups happened before the kernel rebuild both in KDE and boot and that is why I recompiled. Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.
P.S. KDE and my NIC worked after the recompile, wireless was as well and was total crap, it was slow as all heck. After the last lock up, I had to power the machine down and I just went back to using Windows again.
Last edited by scottad; 03-31-2012 at 12:23 PM.