The random lock ups on laptops w/ intel drivers is a known bug.
Here is the bug report:
Symptoms include keyboard lock ups, mouse still active but cannot
click or select anything, only way to reboot or shutdown is to hold down
the power button. Version 2.5 of the intel driver has the fix. I tried
compiling it against my kernel and it did not work. I tried this method:
- make a new dir /usr/local/xorg as root
- dowloaded http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/...-2.5.0.tar.bz2
- use ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/xorg, make , make install
- Configured xorg.conf to allow to use custom compiled modules to keep old libs as it
When I was trying to find the error for this bug I had to ssh into my
machine and look at the Xorg log. If you reboot or hard power off I
think the log will not have the error. I suggest you guys add
yourselves to the bug list so we can get a fix.