freezing up

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Mon Dec 11 21:28:24 UTC 2006

On 11/12/06, helen johnson <helenjohns40 at> wrote:
> hi, could anyone tell me what to do to stop the freezing up?
> I am running ubuntu Linux mint edgy 6.10 on a hp pavilion, a 264 w, with
> amd athalon xp,..but it happens with all the Linux distros  I load up!
> and it takes time after time trying, to install Linux! please help??

When you say "freezing up" is there no response at all from the machine. Do
the keyboard lights work, for example, after the machine has locked?

Is there anything in the syslog?
What are your boot parameters? ACPI enabled or not?

Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black...
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