I recently installed elementary on an old computer core 2 duo 2.8 ghz 3gb ram. After a while it freezes completely, I can't access console
tty so I have to do a hard reset. How can I find what causes that?
I have 3 suggestions and questions for you. We need to analyze the environment before we fix and come to conclusion.
- After freeze, hard reboot your machine. After that open one console, do a sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog on it continue using your machine for a while and observe when it freezes what message is shown on console window.
- By any chance do you have bad sectors on your old HDD?
- We also need to check if your CPU is over heating. We can do that with hddtemp utility.
First post your reply and we will further debug it.