Got Linux (RH5.1) installed on my laptop, things are pretty OK,
console's fine, X w/ fvwm2 is fine, beginning to get some work done.
However, at about 4:01:30 local time every day, the system locks up.
Drive is spinning, but process stopped, get no response to keyboard or
mouse or voice inputs, have to turn the machine off to regain control.
When it comes back up there's some fsck complaining, which always
reminds me of another operating system... This happens both in console
sessions and in X sessions. I found out the time it happens using a
loop that writes $(ps) and $(date) to screen and to disk every ten
There was a screen saver that I managed to turn off in X via .xinitrc.
There still is something blanking the screen in console sessions, don't
know what, would turn it off if I could. I have turned off all
power-saving features in BIOS.
I'm going to need this thing to run overnight pretty soon.
Laptop details: it's a Micron Transport XPE, chipset Cirrus Logic
GD7555. Not on the list supported by RH. Rather than take 7548 specs,
I used details that I found from someone else's file on the net and what
I knew from Micron about vert horiz etc.
Anything else I should tell you? All help appreciated.