Fedora 17 freezing apparently caused by kernel.
I am using Fedora 17 on an Asus M2N68-AM PLUS motherboard, with AMD Phenom 9600 Quad and 4 GB RAM
I have posted this on the Fedora Forum - lots of people read it but nobody suggested an answer.
After a kernel upgrade a while back I started experiencing frequent freezing of a fully updated F17 installation, giving unreadable screens and a totally unresponsive keyboard. The freezing occurred at any time between startup and sAhutdown, but most frequently when opening a URL from a link in an email. This is an image of a frozen screen:
Unfortunately I have not kept a log of the different kernels I have used, but the freezing occurred with kernel-3.7.4 and 3.7.6-102 - and probably with others
The only recourse is to reset the PC or power-cycle.
Inspection of the logs yields nothing useful and memory tests return no errors.
Eventually I downgraded to kernel 3.3.4-5 and the problem vanished. However I would like to use a newer kernel and would like to understand what caused the freezing.
My wife uses F17, fully updated, on a two-core Intel machine and has not seen any problems.
Comments gratefully received.