Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
seeing how it's a known issue I still think it's your graphic card as Mesa-dri-nouveau taints the kernel and there is a serious bug in intel's driver stack (old ati cards have been abandoned by amd)
telling us your graphic card and cpu would have been of more help, seeing it's an old PC most likely has an nvidia graphic card running TW you are using noveau if you installed Mesa-dri-nouveau your system is broken and will have the symptoms you described, if it's a supported card install the propitiatory driver if it's not remove Mesa-dri-nouveau and use openbox instead of kwin5 as a window manager by installing openbox-kde and selecting plasma5-openbox at the login screen
seriosly how dificult is it to post
sudo lspci | grep VGA
sudo lscpu
No need to get petulant. I tried to post this stuff last night, but my system locked up again, so I just went to bed.

Here. Merry Christmas.

david@localhost:~> sudo lspci | grep VGA
[sudo] password for root: 
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
david@localhost:~> sudo lscpu
Architecture:        i686
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
CPU(s):              2
On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1
Thread(s) per core:  2
Core(s) per socket:  1
Socket(s):           1
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
CPU family:          15
Model:               2
Model name:          Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Stepping:            9
CPU MHz:             2394.095
BogoMIPS:            4788.19
Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cpuid cid xtpr