>> "Ken" == Ken Heard <kenslists@...> writes:
> The litany of problems you describe could indicate hardware failure.
> I have a ThinkPad R61 with Squeeze, and since the upgrade from Lenny I
> have had no end of trouble from it.
Well there have been hardware problems on that machine: I had to
exchange the BIOS batteries and the fan. I have the feeling that the
hard disk is the next candidate, this time I was lucky that the crash
only concerned files in the home directory next time I might not be that
lucky and a complete reinstall is in order or a exchange of the hard
> The failure rate for laptops in the first three years after
> manufacture is upwards of 20%. My R61 was assembled in 2008 --
> almost five years ago. So hardware failure is a real possibility.
I agree, when I compare my X200 or X60 to my old X41 I can really see
the decline of reliability and sturdiness of the whole construction.
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