Great sympathy with your frustration.
My only suggestion is to change kernels to something more stable. The
most thorough way to do this is to reconfigure and rebuild and I don't
recommend that process unless you have time to learn how, or your b.f.
knows exactly what he's doing.
I found prebuilt files for a kernel version 2.2.18pre21 (which is
perfectly reliable on my G3) at:
Also claimed to be "rock solid for all users":
I am not familiar with SuSE so can't help with the changeover, sorry.
> Hi I've been using Suse on my imac for 4 weeks now and I am still at the
> early stages of learning, but recently its started crashing on me and
> this is driving me insane (I've got a Formal Report to finish and I'm
> getting very stressed!)
> I'm using*to write this report and every so often the mouse will
> freeze, or the whole computer hang when viewing .dvi files. I've tried
> using xdvi, kdvi, gv, all crash the same. After a crash I can't escape
> using ctrl-alt-backspace, or any other combination (my boyfriend runs
> PC Mandrake Linux and has messed with it and can't find out what's going
> on either). It also freezes randomly on Netscape sometimes....
> Has anyone any suggestions? Should I just try and finsh the report
> (fingers crossed!) and then reinstall Suse? I don't know where to start
> looking for the problem! I didn't think Linux was meant to crash!
> Thanks in advance for any advice