More help requested

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sun Oct 31 14:29:01 UTC 2010

On 01/11/2010 00:34, Li Li wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-10-31 at 03:22 -0500, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> First, here is my hardware:
>> Acer 5100 Laptop
>> AMD Turon 64 X2 TL-50 Processor (1.6Ghz)
>> 3GB RAM
>> 120HD
>> ATI Radeon XPress 1100
>> Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS
>> Originally, I installed Ubuntu on the internal hard disk drive. I kept
>> experiencing freezes with the screen filling with upright gray and black
>> bars. At that point the computer would have to be manually rebooted by
>> pressing and holding the power button.
>> After some poking around, I determined that there was a bad area of the
>> internal hard disk drive and installed Ubuntu on a new, removable 120
>> Maxtor USB drive. Things seemed to work fine.
>> However, sometimes, and this regularly happens after a few minutes to a
>> few hours of use, the system will stop responding.  The wifi signal
>> locator will turn to a red circle with a horizontal "-" sign in it and
>> when I click it, the entire thing is filled with little [][][][][]
>> instead of text.
>> At that point, even though the mouse is still active, programs stop
>> responding and the system must be rebooted by holding down the power
>> key. Once rebooted, things will run fine for a while and then it will
>> happen again.
> First, I think, you have to sort out if this is software or hardware or
> a combination of the two.
> Some questions:
> Is this with 10.10, 10.04 or some older version?
The OP states, above, that he is using "Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS".



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