For the first time in well over two and a half blissful years
, I have run up against a problem with PCLOS that I haven't been able to find a solution for.
The problem is that recently (i.e. the last 2 weeks) my computer will be extremely disobedient during bootup. GRUB comes up just fine but once it goes past that the computer will shutdown, i.e. as if the power cord was pulled.
Here's the weird thing though, it will do that during three attempts or so, but then it will boot normally without any problems. On a few occasions it will also get all the way to the desktop and then shutdown.
So far I've checked all the connections (inside and out with no luck), tried a different kernel (still no luck) and tried booting with no acpi, in which case it gets past GRUB and barely begins loading before shutting down.
Since it only began happening a few weeks ago I suspect it is a software glitch, but I may be mistaken.
Does anyone have any ideas.
BTW it is a custom box with AMD 64 X2 5600+ that's fully up to date.