Randomly Freezing.... Slack10 w/ sata
Does anyone know why Slackware would just randomly freeze? Theres really no pattern to it. It will just lock up completely while i'm using it. It has done it while compiling the kernel, as well as while its just sitting there at the command line. I'm using the Intel IC5R Sata mobo w/ a western digital 120 gig hard drive.
Also, when it locks up, it seems to lock the hardware up too. For example, it will be frozen, and i will hit reset. When i hit reset, the system looks like it restarts, but just sits there at a blank screen. I actually have to force a power shutdown (holding the power button for 8 seconds) and then turn it back on. Its the most annoying thing.
Could it be a hardware problem? Or is it more likely a software problem.