Currently running 12.04 LTS and I find that on a fresh install the system reboots when using Unity or Gnome, but runs stable when using Xfce.
This piqued my interest as to why this would be? How does Xfce differ from the other two? Specifically, how does it differ with regard to the graphics drivers? Logically, the drivers should be completely independent from the DE, but most sources seem to indicate that the culprit is the
gfx drivers. So the question becomes two-fold:
- How does one go about diagnosing a problem like random restarts?
- Why would it not crash under Xfce, but under Gnome and Unity?
- Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit
- Kernel Linux 3.5.0-23-generic