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Old 03-07-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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mandrake (really) freezes + starting other dm + turning off the PC

Something very strange is happening here...

I've already tried mandrake 9.2 and 10 beta, and I had this problem using both. Sometimes, the system just freezes and nothing works anymore. The mouse pointer wont move, he keyboard stops responding, everything stops. I can't exit X, reboot, or do anything, all I can do is turn off the PC. Any ideas?

Another question: I have chosen not to start x automatically when I boot. So, when I logout of kde, I go to the command line. And then... how do I safely turn off the computer? I usually do a shutdown now and after it's done I turn off my PC. Is that right?

A last one: how do I start other desktop manager besides kde? Should I type startx sometihing?

Thanks for your help...
Old 03-07-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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I think it would help you to post your system specifications. I mean, the processor you are using, RAM, mouse type, etc.

In that way our friends will have a better idea of what is going on.


Old 03-07-2004, 10:08 PM   #3
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I suppose your motherboard is also a Asus A7n8x? because I get random crashes too, although adding noacpi to my lilo configuration has somehow helped.
Old 03-08-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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I'll post the specs tonight. But I know my motherboard is an Asus 7something indeed...


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