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Re: Lenny annoyance

On Sun, 6 Sep 2009 07:25:48 -0500, David in gmane.linux.debian.user wrote:
> Ever since I upgraded from Etch to Lenny, I've been having problems.  My PC is 
> a Toshiba Satellite 1805-S274 with a Netgear PCMCIA wifi card (Atheros 
> chipset).  I'm using a stock kernel (2.6.26-2-686).  My desktop is Xfce, 
> although I've tried Gnome and KDE as well.  On a regular basis, my system 
> hangs for a few seconds.  During this period, I can move the mouse pointer 
> but that is all.  It does not respond to any mouse clicks.  Also, during this 
> time the CPU load goes to zero (according to the System Load Monitor on the 
> panel) and the Network load pulses about once a second.  After a few seconds, 
> the problem clears and everything goes back to normal.  Also, when I open 
> Skype, the network connection crashes immediately, every time.  

Pretty vague; what are the specs ? How much ram/swap etc. ?

I have that happen every once and awhile on my Toshiba 1800 with 128 mb of
ram; but that's expected when running a web browser on Xorg with such little
ram. I'm going to upgrade once I can find some for my model.

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