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Re: Why does my system stop frequently?

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 09:47:03PM -0500, Dennis Wicks wrote:
> Greetings;
> My system (lenny 2.6.26-2-686, P2, 2+ GHz) will just stop. No disk
> light, nothing works. No scrolling, typing, marking/selecting, no
> copying/pasting. Just frozen. It will stay like this for probably 5
> secs. although it seems longer, and it happens often, every couple
> of minutes.
> It will also run really slow. Steady disk light and although I can
> switch (slowly) between workspaces, nothing else can be done.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Can you Ctrl-Alt-F1 to a terminal? Do they freeze as well? I'm wondering if
it's X or the entire system that is pausing.
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