Why does this have to happen now? My kludgey, superannutated, dual CPU, workstation is majorly on the fritz. It gives me a hard lock after a little while of operating. Thank God for EXT3 journaling file system. I searched /var/log for any log file that might give me a clue, but nothing. Nothing at all.
I am packing for vacation and I do NOT have time to deal with this. I tried to download some updates but the thing locked up before it could even finish downloading.
I have turned the machine off until probably Tuesday or Wednesday next week. I don't know what the specific cause is but I am guessing it has something to do with the Linux games I installed. Probably one of them installed some library that is broken. I'll have to start backing out files now. Not fun. Or maybe my CPU has come partially unseated. Maybe a bad memory cell?