Comment 18 for bug 364530

Bert Claes (bertmlclaes) wrote :

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit) to a clean harddisk and have the same problem.
I didn't have the problem with Ubuntu 9.10.

When I start linux, the login screen starts..
sometimes..
- if I wait a few minutes (without typing or moving the mouse) the computer freezes
- if I type my password, it looks like a key is constantly being pressed, and the computer freezes
- if I log in fast enough, and wait a while, gnome freezes with just the desktop loaded or with a key constantly being pressed.
.. but always one of the three.

* I used a PS/2 keyb&mouse, and an USB keyb&mouse, and had the same problem.
* Without keyboard, I still have the same problem with the mouse.
* I disabled the wireless network drivers.
* chose in the installation for an encrypted, and later an unencrypted homefolder, still had the same problem

But..
When I use, in GRUB, the recovery mode, and use the root shell, I don't have any problems.
I can use the "startx" command to start gnome. Firefox works, Nautilus works.

info:
kernel 2.6.32-21-generic
GNOME 2.30.0
2 x Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
NVIDEA Geforce4 MX440 64MB RAM
524MB RAM