Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:05 PM
I have an old machine (dual boot between XP and Ubuntu) that I still use for basic stuff like web, word processing, etc, that's worked fairly reliably.
Now, whenever I leave the computer and come back, when I come back it's locked up. No ctrl+alt+delete, no alt-f4, no ctrl-c, I can't even do the SysReq REISUB (which should work pretty much every single time on a Linux system, unless it KPed, which it didn't). Is this a video problem, and if it is, should I pay for a new video card, or should I just get a new system? (It's pretty much a piece of crap held together by duct tape and bubble gum).
OS: Was a XP/Ubuntu dual boot, but now there's none.
Processor: Pentium III
RAM: 768 MB
Video card: NVIDIA 5 series (can't recall exact model)
Duct tape brand: Gorilla tape