Re: 10.04 kernel update 2.6.32-61 bricks computer
I have a similar problem. Just applied the security update to 2.6.32-61-generic-(x86_64) on my (also venerable and up till now ultra reliable 10.04 system) and whilst it runs, Thunderbird and Firefox both hang if you try to select one of the File, Edit, View etc drop downs from the top of the window. Also Thunderbird hangs if you try to add an additional recipient to an email being written or touch the "To" field to change it to "CC" etc. Not tried to may other apps as yet but as these two are the most important I'm just reporting on these. I too would like to know either how to back out the update or even better have it fixed asap.
Asus M3N78-EMH HDMI, AMD2 Athlon 64, 4GB RAM
2xSamsung Spinpoint 500GB HDD, OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD, Nova T-500 DVB-T, TechniSat SkyStar HD2 DVB-S, UR86E X10 RF Remote, Mythbuntu 8.10, Marantz SR5002 AV Amp