Thanks for pointing it. I was just doing some exercise of the Linux-user-paranoia pointed by GrannyGeek
Back to the problem, looks like a weird one to me. I never seen a report similar to that problem here. Of course, no harm in run some of those commands the article points to, pay attention to the noise of the hd, etc. And you know, apm can be tricky for us (the linux users)
; is always something to keep on eye on, imo, specially in a lappy.