yast segmentation fault, system freezing - nvidia driver at fault?
(running OpenSUSE 10.0 on an AMD 1200 w/ nforce2 chipset)
I've been having lots of problems lately with running yast. I can't seem to run it unless I reboot my system and try running it on a fresh boot. This tells me I've got some major problems. Most times, I'll try running it, choosing my programs to install, and then it'll just hang at the "preparing to install" dialog. I tried running it through the console and I got a segmentation fault.
I think that my problems stem, indirectly, from my video driver. I've got an nforce2 onboard chip and downloaded the nvidia driver for it. Ever since then, I've had weird problems, including lots of freezing. Everything freezes. Even my numlock and other keys won't light up when I press them, ctrl-alt-back doesn't work, nothing works. I often get graphical (onscreen) glitches, which happen minutes before my system completely rolls over and dies. This means I've got to press the reset button, which further screws stuff up.
The problem gets worse, because I'm normally in KDE when it freezes like that. So when I reboot, I've got KDE problems. I've tried deleting tmp directories and whatnot (as I found in another post), which really helps - until the next time my computer freezes!
I've tried researching this to see how I can fix the problem. I haven't found too much. There's some stuff I can delete in order to clean out KDE. I can also reiserfsck my system.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Is there a problem with the newest nvidia driver and nforce2 chipsets? Should I install an older version?
I don't really know what I should do here. I don't really want to go without my 3d acceleration (I've got another networked machine running a via chipset (without 3d acceleration) which is as solid as a rock), but I will if I have to.
Any ideas (on how to fix my problems, or do maintenance - even reiserfsck is a new concept to me!) are appreciated.