Hello again all,
I was so excited that I had finally installed Vector properly to HD last night. All seemed to be fine late last night. Though I had trouble installing from the Live CD, I was successful installing from the regular installer for Vector 7.0 / XFCE.
Last night I installed Focuswriter using Gslapt. It was working fine afterwards.
This morning, I noticed that Gslapt checks if things need upgrading, so I allowed it to upgrade whatever it could.
Then I installed a few other writing programs to compare which I liked best. I also installed Blue Griffon and some other browsers. Oh, and I activated a battery manager on the dock.
This afternoon, I found one of the applications wasn't able to launch, so I went back to Gslapt and had it removed. Then I tried Blue Griffon, and while trying to change some preferences, I couldn't click on anything within the Blue Griffon screens, but could click on the rest of the computer screen. Shortly after that, my battery manager keeps announcing to me that my battery is fully charged - over and over. Then I found I could not launch Focus Writer at all.
As I was typing this message requesting help the first time, my system did a freeze and I had to hard reboot via the power key. It freezes and the mouse/cursor won't move at all. It did this while using the Live CD too (and Live CD of PCLinuxOS also).
I did run MemTest prior to installing on the HD. It passed fine.
What could be wrong?
I really like this new little laptop (Thinkpad R51) very much - and like Vector a whole lot. I dread the idea that I might have a lemon.
Can this be fixed?