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Old 01-09-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
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Massive instability problems

I'm going nuts. Just bought a new system, hardware seems fine, yet Linux will not stay up for more than 5 minutes.

My system is Celeron 2.66, Asus p5s800-VM motherboard, 256 mb RAM.

I first installed Ubuntu 5.10, then removed it completely and installed VectorLinux SOHO 5.0.1. I have also booted the system with Knoppix and Puppy Linux.

All have similar problems: windows randomly disappear, especially Firefox, KDE goes crazy, system hangs, and on Vector all open processes die (including sometimes KDE) and I am asked to login again.

I have checked all the hardware to the best of my ability including HD, CPU and RAM. I have updated the BIOS.

What is the problem???

thanks in advance
Old 01-10-2006, 12:29 AM   #2
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video driver / x problems
x is only stable these days if you know how to setup vidoe config to avoid all the unstable parts.
Old 01-10-2006, 12:53 AM   #3
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Thanks foo. I think you might have hit the nail on the head. The main (but not only) symptom seems to be X spontaneously restarting.

Any tips on how to correctly configure x/video drivers? I'm very much a noob, any help appreciated.



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