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    Question Mandriva keeps freezing

    I'm quite new to Linux and I have just installed Mandriva Linux, but it just freezes after some minutes when I'm doing something in KDE, and I can't do anything. Not even move the mouse or change to the command line.

    Do someone know how to fix this?

    I't doesn't happen if I'm working on terminal 1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1).
    I'm also having Windows on an other partision, if this could be the reason?

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    Linux User PsypherPunk's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Leeds, UK
    Does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace successfully shutdown/restart X? Does anything appear in your /var/log/messages or ~/.xsession-errors (if the latter exists)?
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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    If you are using Mandriva 2006, you may wish to disable or uninstall kat because some people using it have had similar problems as you.

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    Also check the /var/log/messages file. Maybe it shows something unusual (=errors). In that case, you might perhaps need to boot with special parameters in order to stabilize your box.

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