2 weeks ago I’ve installed the latest stable OpenSuSE version 12.1 on my ACER 8572T laptop, updating an older 11.4 (or 11.6) kernel. Downloaded the DVD version and installed from DVD. With the older version, none of the issues described below ever happened!
Since then the system became rather unstable.
For work reasons I use regularly external USB disks, also for copying large data volumes from one disk to another disk. However, during long copy processes (e.g. over night, when I’m away from the laptop, but also while I’m still working on the laptop) the receiving harddisk will be switched into read-only mode. Same happened when I was building a large tarball of datafiles on one of these external harddisks. No error messages or similar information is displayed.
linux-j3fq:/mnt/tmp/Stochasticity/Stochastics_NEW/download # echo “test” > dummy
-bash: dummy: Read-only file system
Infrequently the system also hangs completely, especially when intense calculations are done, including the keyboard … so only hard reset via the power plug is possible.
Some akonadi journalling system isn’t working either, no idea if journalling is therefore completely disabled (other akonadi processes are running).
Last message during shutdown concerns that the plasma desktop crashed …
Thanks for comments and suggestions!