[Novalug] computer appears to freeze up.
ejb at ql.org
Sun Jan 11 20:54:40 EST 2009
Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
> every now and then the computer greezes up.
> i have a athlon with 512 mg of memory and ubuntu hardy with the gnome
> every now and then - usually when firefox is running the comuter (or at
> least the mouse and keyboard are frozen and i have to do a cold boot
> to restart (it hi reset button on computer).
> any ideas what may be going??
> i have been trying to run "top" in the background to see if I could get
> some insight into this behavior but so far I have not had it freeze up
> when i could see top running.
If the computer had previously been working fine, try replacing the
power supply. I have had at least half a dozen systems over the years
exhibit this problem when the power supply is going bad. The first
someone suggested that, I thought it didn't really make much sense,
but I've seen it happen again and again, so now it's one of the first
things I check.
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