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I just purchased a computer and decided to install a linux os onto it. I tried Kubuntu 5.10 64-bit and Open Suse 10.0 32-bit. Im running just the Linux OS. ...
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    GUI freezes after a short while


    I just purchased a computer and decided to install a linux os onto it. I tried Kubuntu 5.10 64-bit and Open Suse 10.0 32-bit. Im running just the Linux OS. In both instances, the GUI will freeze up after using it for a while. i can move the mouse but i cannot click or type anything. I do not know whats the problem but i suspect is some hardware issues since i've tried different distros. I installed them with default options.

    My computer specs are as below:
    Socket 754 Sempron 64-bit 3000+
    MSI K8MM-V (Via VT8237R & Via K8M800-CE chipsets512x2)
    512mb x 2 PC3200-400 CL2.5 ram
    Maxtor 200GB SATA

    I suspect its a problem with the SATA controller but i have really no idea how to solve the problem even if its the case. Would greatly appreciate anyone who can drop a line or help me out over here.

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    if you are using grub as the bootloader, try passing "acpi=off" (without quotes) to the system before it boots.
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