So, the only help that I've gotten on hardware issues is that my video card might be the culprit. I'm going to make a post asking for people to post the ways they have beaten hard-lock ups. Also if you want, please post any solutions that you've seen here. I can't think of any other way to approach this since I really want to use linuxmce, but cant find a solution
Does your Core lockup completely? ie no external ssh, no mouse pointer and totally frozen?...or can you ssh in? If the latter then it looks like an X lockup. This seems to affect some combinations of nVidia card and the nVidia driver shipped in LinuxMCE-0710. I cant say we have a handle on this yet... as its very very rare.
If the former then it could be any number of things... bad RAM, bad processor, overheating processor, badly seated processor or RAM, motherboard track fracture... etc etc etc etc etc.
Hope this helps
All the best
Well, I'm back.. not that anyone cares or anything.. ;-)... I've taken a break from linuxmce for quite some time... I was having too many issues... strangley, all my problems started with the 7.10 betas as 7.04 never really gave me any problems.. video problems.. random lockups.... etc...
I'm giving it another shot with 7.10... I've replace the my cpu (Sempron 3000+) with a Athlon 64 x2 5200+ and took the 1GB stick out and put in 2 new 1GB sticks...
I installed last night and got most of it configured.. I'm going to finish it up this afternoon and test it out... I will say that I've been running ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 running XBMC/linux all this time with no hardware problems... no video problems (Nvidia 6150, dvi out), no audio problems (spdif out), and no lock ups with my hardware running xbmc for linux under gutsy or hardy..