I installed suse 11.3 a week ago previously having 11.0 and kubuntu lucid working fine. My hardware has not changed.
As of today X keeps freezing - the mouse pointer mouse erratically or freezes or dissappears, windows freeze (eg top freezes) and sometime (I think) keyboard events are getting lost so there are missing characters if I keep typing.
At the same time one CPU (dual core processor) goes to 100% usage and this is reflected in top as Xorg using 100% CPU. The freezes last 1-4 seconds and are occurring every few 15-30 seconds on a random but regular basis.
Obvs is making the computer difficult to use. My GPU is also running ery hot (nog charsI type - this is part of the fault) (but the fan doesn’t seem to be throttled up to high, the fan is running though).
dmesg reports nothing.
I have an NVIDIA GTS dua using the nvidia driver and suse 11.3 updated as of yesterday. I am all out of diagnostics - anyone got any clues?
I have installed the latest nvidia driver by hand - so far so good but I have tiny but regular spikes in the both CPUs which I don’t recall before suse 11.3 but not freezes yet. But as “reinstalling” worked last night I think there might be an element of chance so time will tell.