laptop freezing?

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Tue Jan 22 06:02:54 GMT 2008

Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> I thought this might be a kde4 related problem so I opened up the bug there,
> but might be having more difficulties as I'm having the issues running kde3
> or perhaps its all related.  Anyways I am running 7.10 on my Dell Latitude
> D830 and every now and then the entire laptop seems to freeze.  I see no
> hard drive activity thought the wifi light still flashes.  I am able to ping
> the box and also SSH into the system, but  I can't do a Ctl+Alt+Backspace to
> restart X or when I ssh into the system I am unable to reboot the system.
> Any ideas?  Any files I can post to hlp out debugging this problem?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

How old is the laptop?
I had a quite a few seemingly unrelated problems on an older Compaq box; 
in the end it was the hard disk dying :-(
Worth checking.....



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