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Intrepid crashes when opening new window
Well, I have intrepid up and running. Mail works great (zimbra). IM is running (pidgin). Sys. runs great. No software crashes. No viruses. Comming from Windows I am impressed. I have only one problem. It crashes a lot, but only when opening a new window. For instance, I am in Documents and open a folder in there. The folder almost opens (appears translucent), and the sys. locks. Any ideas. Any and all advice will be appreciated.
I received one reply, and it requested more info.
Code:

lspci
sudo lshw

The commands above will give us some info about your system. Post them here please and wrap them with the #code brackets for better reading experience.
This is the output
Code:
daniel@GLENDA:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
0b:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
0b:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0b:00.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
0b:00.4 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller
0b:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0b:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
and
Code:
daniel@GLENDA:~$ sudo lshw
[sudo] password for daniel: 
glenda                    
    description: Notebook
    product: Pavilion zd8000 (PU741AV#ABA)
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: F.34
    serial: CNF5331X7F
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.31 dmi-2.31 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=oem-specific chassis=notebook cpus=1 frontpanel_password=unknown keyboard_password=unknown power-on_password=enabled uuid=80F60C13-6858-D911-B3B8-00C09FAEDDBB
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 3082
       vendor: Quanta
       physical id: 0
       version: 36.31
       serial: None
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Hewlett-Packard
          physical id: 0
          version: F.34 (09/20/2005)
          size: 109KiB
          capacity: 448KiB
          capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 15.4.1
          serial: 0000-0F41-0000-0000-0000-0000
          slot: LGA 775
          size: 2800MHz
          capacity: 2800MHz
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 800MHz
          capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc pebs bts pni monitor ds_cpl cid xtpr
          configuration: id=0
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 5
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 16KiB
             capacity: 16KiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 1MiB
             capacity: 1MiB
             capabilities: burst internal write-back
        *-logicalcpu:0
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 0.1
             width: 32 bits
             capabilities: logical
        *-logicalcpu:1
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 0.2
             width: 32 bits
             capabilities: logical
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: a
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 1GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous
             physical id: 0
             slot: J5G3
             size: 512MiB
             width: 64 bits
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous
             physical id: 1
             slot: J5G2
             size: 512MiB
             width: 64 bits
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 04
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:3
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:4
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
             version: d3
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
           *-pcmcia
                description: CardBus bridge
                product: PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192 module=yenta_socket
           *-firewire
                description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                product: OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 0.2
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.2
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=3 module=ohci1394
           *-storage
                description: Mass storage controller
                product: PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 0.3
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.3
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: storage pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=tifm_7xx1 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=7 module=tifm_7xx1
           *-system
                description: SD Host controller
                product: PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 0.4
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.4
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm cap_list
                configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=7 module=sdhci_pci
           *-network:0
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 2
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:02.0
                logical name: eth0
                version: 10
                serial: 00:c0:9f:ae:dd:bb
                size: 10MB/s
                capacity: 100MB/s
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
           *-network:1
                description: Wireless interface
                product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
                vendor: Broadcom Corporation
                physical id: 3
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:03.0
                logical name: wlan0
                version: 03
                serial: 00:14:a5:14:76:70
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.53+Broadcom,12/17/2005, 4.10.4 ip=192.168.2.2 latency=64 link=yes module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
        *-multimedia
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.2
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0
        *-communication UNCLAIMED
             description: Modem
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.3
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
             logical name: scsi0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
             configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
           *-disk
                description: ATA Disk
                product: HTS541080G9AT00
                vendor: Hitachi
                physical id: 0.0.0
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sda
                version: MB4O
                serial: MPB4L0X6GNZGRM
                size: 74GiB (80GB)
                capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=c872c872
              *-volume:0
                   description: Windows NTFS volume
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                   logical name: /dev/sda1
                   version: 3.1
                   serial: 72e1882d-bf6b-8140-812c-ed9a9073565c
                   size: 18GiB
                   capacity: 18GiB
                   capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                   configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2004-10-01 10:19:41 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
              *-volume:1
                   description: EXT3 volume
                   vendor: Linux
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                   logical name: /dev/sda2
                   version: 1.0
                   serial: c4ddebfb-d4b0-4b42-bcbd-2b27d9379789
                   size: 5412MiB
                   capacity: 5412MiB
                   capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
                   configuration: created=2008-12-27 14:13:59 filesystem=ext3 modified=2009-01-15 16:52:11 mounted=2009-01-15 16:46:32 state=clean
              *-volume:2
                   description: Extended partition
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                   logical name: /dev/sda3
                   size: 50GiB
                   capacity: 50GiB
                   capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                 *-logicalvolume:0
                      description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                      physical id: 5
                      logical name: /dev/sda5
                      capacity: 956MiB
                      capabilities: nofs
                 *-logicalvolume:1
                      description: Linux filesystem partition
                      physical id: 6
                      logical name: /dev/sda6
                      logical name: /
                      logical name: /dev/.static/dev
                      capacity: 47GiB
                      configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=ro,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered state=mounted
                 *-logicalvolume:2
                      description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                      physical id: 7
                      logical name: /dev/sda7
                      capacity: 2125MiB
                      capabilities: nofs
           *-cdrom
                description: DVD writer
                product: CD/DVDW TS-L532M
                vendor: TSSTcorp
                physical id: 0.1.0
                bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom2
                logical name: /dev/cdrw2
                logical name: /dev/dvd2
                logical name: /dev/dvdrw2
                logical name: /dev/scd0
                logical name: /dev/sr0
                version: HR04
                capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 1
I would normally just wait it out, but this issue is causing me no end of trouble. For instance, I am learning C++, and had to start over 6 times due to freezes. And something tell me this is going to be a complicated fix. So, any help will be greatly appreciated.
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