clem wrote:There could be a lot of different reasons why the computer freezes. It's usually either hardware or drivers related. In the second case if you think your 3D support is dodgy, just go and edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, comment out "load dri" and "load glx" and replace whatever driver it's using with "vesa". That basically means no 3D at all... but it also could mean no more freezes.
I noticed this on a Compaq Presario 1715AP.
My HP laptop freezes on the first launch of a movie every day (after reboot it works) just the first movie i launch on any one day will kill the system completely.
REISUB is my only way out of this, no other thing is responded to by the frozen system.
Clem, I followed your advice to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf but there was no Load dri or Load glx in the file, so commenting them out is not an option as they are not even there :S