alexdowad wrote:Dear @avoura, I didn't remove anything. As I said before, I feel that removing certain packages (like old Java JREs, etc) to make the system more stable is a bit misguided. The fact is that if the base OS itself (including hardware drivers) was solid, it would still be stable no matter what other packages you installed.
I just upgraded to the newest version of the Linux kernel, and at least so far, I haven't had any freezes. (But I guess time will tell!)
(BTW: If I do discover that my system is stable now, I'm not going to upgrade my kernel again, because of the risk of an upgrade breaking something. If I find that it's still not stable, I will install the next kernel upgrade that becomes available.)
It is very hard to troubleshoot when your OS totally froze and keyboard, mouse, all stop working.
It is good you now have a 'stable OS'.
I have many solid stable OS, some run for 6 months to one year without a crash.
Some run for 2years with countless distro-upgrade ( involving kernel changes ).
You can keep your current set up, and DO NOT update anymore, unless you are really (really!) too concerned about certain thing that force you to 'must update' situation.
Lets see if you can run it for at least one month without any crash.
I had another very old laptop, loaded with a LinuxOS, donated to an old lady who learned computer only and age beyond60... todate, zero complain, zero crash....may be just luck? one important thing I did, disable all kind of update and upgrade, so she did not have a chance to accidentally click ...keep my support to minimum.
Certain Linux distros allow us to 'undo' changes...
That one is very good, something like windows OS allowing you to restore to the last working system ( provided of course you had created restore points).
But your probably cannot do that in your OS.