For a long time now, my desktop has been very unstable. Of course, that's normal for Rawhide.
But as things have moved along, this instability has improved but not gone away.
The symptoms are that the desktop just locks up. Mouse doesn't move, keyboard doesn't work (not even caps-lock). I can't switch VTs.
On some occasions, the whole machine locks up. In that case a reset is required.
On other occasions, the desktop has locked up, but the o/s is still running. In fact, if I was listening to music with Amarok, the music often keeps playing. In this case, a soft-reset (pressing the power button, and letting the o/s shutdown gracefully) is the only recovery option I have found.
It is not entirely obvious when these things occur. But it seems more likely if I am playing music. And it tends to happen when starting or stopping applications.
Now, I thought it might be a hardware fault, but I have replaced various parts, tested RAM etc, with no issues. And Windows XP runs fine.
Am I alone in experiencing this?