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I'm having some problems with my computer's stability.It freezes up completely from time to time. The good thing is it does it only on a very specific moment, or should ...
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    Stability problems


    I'm having some problems with my computer's stability.It freezes up completely from time to time. The good thing is it does it only on a very specific moment, or should I say when a specific action is taken.

    It freezes up if and when I'm downloading many files at the same time with a browser. The amount of files needs to be about 20-30. My system has frozen about 10 times this way, with 3 different browsers, so I don't think it is a browser thing.
    I also don't think it is a hardware problem, since other operating system in the same box are running just fine.

    I'm running suse 9.1

    Has anyone got any idea what could be causing this?

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    Check the system logs. They can tell you a lot (or be no help at all ). Even so, they're always the first place to look. You can find them in /var/log/.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Check the system logs. They can tell you a lot (or be no help at all ). Even so, they're always the first place to look. You can find them in /var/log/.
    Good tips, and that was exactly what I did after the first freeze Nothing unusual there...

    I'm not a complete beginner anymore, been using linux for about 5 years now )

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    i had the same problem though!my computer was freazing 4 times a day without doing something special.i believe that maybe is a hardware problem.i figured out that the problem was my usb-flash drive.when it was connected to my pc after a little time it was freazing...so check for harware incompatibilities...
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