When I last upgraded the motherboard, it had this fancy AHCI that Linux didn't yet support, so I used the IDE emulation. Zoom to last few days when the computer has been driving me nuts by randomly seizing up. I tried to reinstall and it kept seizing on the install. That's when I knew something was wrong. I thought it was heat so I vacuum all the dust out, and that was a good thing, but it wasn't it. Then I switched the disk drive in the bios to ahci and that was it. Obviously, the old has to be thrown out. :) Now I've got to go through all the crap about a new installation.
**oh pooh. It's the new kde5. The bug came back again when I upgraded to 'testing'. I'm stuck on an old kernel and old kde for a while. You always have to reinstall to go back.
*upgrading my kernel now. I hate living in the 'stone age'. I'll wait a week before upgrading to 'testing'. It did give me all sorts of messages, and next time I'll read them. :)
**all fixed, the order of things is important, and I don't know what I did. :)
***not good, not good. My old processors can't handle new graphics. Time for new computer guts.