I have just done a completely fresh installation of Fedora 9 on a Dell Latitude laptop, it was previously running Fedora 8 beautifully ( even better when I doubled the RAM - to the maximum allowed by the motherboard) Copied all the data from back-ups and got the wireless LAN up and running but
- and it's a big 'but'
I am now experiencing random lock-ups + freezes
Since it is on a variety of applications I can't really file a bug report but the freeze is complete and total I am unable to input anything from the keyboard or mouse it is frozen solid and all I can do is apply a firm index finger to the power button and do a hard re-boot
It may happen when using the Firefox browser, it may also happen when I open my eMail client and download mail. It could happen when I edit jpegs with the GIMP or try and peruse my MP3 collection.
Here's about the only things I can rule out
The RAM is OK
The HDD is OK
the rest of the gear (sound/graphics are integrated into the MoBo and typically they just fail not 'sort of fail')
I have done the terminal 'sudo update -y' thing and have all the latest versions of the kernel etc
But it will still just stop and do nothing until shut down quickly and radically
so any and all suggestions are more than welcome as I'd rather not have to go back to the older version of Fedora