- First of all, the most annoying thing. My computer keeps freezing (no mouse moving or anything). When it does so, I cannot do anything. Cannot change desktop, cannot kill the X-Server nothing. I have no idea why this happens as it seems to be completely random (closing a programm, browsing whatever) and Windows XP boot works perfectly. Funny thing is that the music from amarok keeps on playing until the current song ends. Playing from the browser through (such as pandora) kills the music as well.
This is amazingly frustrating, as I do not have any idea where to start looking. The Syslog does not have any indication on what is causing it.
This was happening with Ubuntu as well, but I thought it might have been a freak incident. No luck.
- I installed the official Nvidia Drivers using the nvidia script and later dist-upgraded my system. Initially GDM would not load so I thought I just have to recompile the module. Noooo, that would be too easy.
I re-run the script and everything is OK, GDM loads and I work until my computer locks (see previous paragraph). I restard and GDM starts complaining again. Now I have to run this
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sudo rmmod nvidia && sudo modprobe nvidia
- I connect to the internet using a pppoe connection. I use pppoeconf to configure it and with ubuntu it worked like a charm. Now however, almost every time I reboot, pppoe will not start. I have to run pppoeconf once more.
So, can someone please help me find out what the hell is going on before I give up in frustration?
EDIT: Forgot to mention that I am running Beryl.
Anyway, as a test, I have enabled the NV driver again instead of nvidia and the PC has not frozen yet. Next I'm going to try enabling nvidia without Beryl to see if it helps