Originally posted by discourse
I'm using an external hard drive connected to my laptop via usb. under suse 9.2 my system crashes quite often. I never had this problem under mandrake 10.1. are there any remedies? Also, is there something like ctr+alt+del under linux?
The three finger salute usually works under linux too - did you try? - however, thee is a two-finger version that I can't quite remember ... alt-backspace or ctrl backspce or something like that. (I won't experiment right now - thanks.)
What sort of crashing are you talking about? Sounds like system hangs hmmm? Since it's usb there's all sorts of things that can happen - right down to wiggley (badly seated) usb plugs (they get loose with age - I'm always reseating mine.)
I think mandrake is less fussy than suse in any road. I take it your laptop internal hdd is reserved for windo$e?