This weekend, i removed XP from my computer. Reason is I don't need my win only printer anymore for school, and xp started to do weird crashes. The screen just froze and only the button could help me out.
I installed vector, but the problem didn't fade away. I had to do numerous button reboots, and suddenly it disappeared. My computer just kept on going like a madman.
About the crashes:
~ The screen would just freeze (and no ctrl - alt - backspace) would work
~ Everything inside the pc was still running. The hd was still writing from time to time so its not a failed hd
So I blamed the GPU (Nvidia gf 7600 gs)
As the problem was gone, I started installing my desktop. I installed KDE 3.5.9 instead of XFCE, and so far everything works fine, but then today I tried to open konqueror for the first time and I got this error:
QMultiInputContext::changeInputMethod(): index=0, slave=xim
I reinstalled most KDE packages but that didn't work. Reinstalling GTK didn't solve the problem either.
Then I saw this on a mailing list:
The last time I saw a bus error, my nvidia card was dieing, and it
took the mobo with it. Not saying thats whats wrong with yours, but
keep it in mind.
So in short terms: Is my GPU RIP?