melfn wrote:My system is definitely a frankendebian.
I have no doubt it is -> You should change the title of this topic, because You're NOT using Debian 10
, and it's not Debian 10 which is freezing on Your laptop -> apparently You're using some mix of software packages which are incompatible with each other.
I didn't know I had an outdated kernel until the other users made me notice that when they read the hardware report in the first post of this topic: that's why I didn't include it in the title.
As for the other software: it is updated as I did a full upgrade before posting. I was surprised that the package manager doesn't update the kernel by default.
I don't think that by simply upgrading the kernel You'll magically solve all the problems.
I don't think either, but the other users keep putting me on pressure so I update. Also, since I don't have an updated system it does not make sense to search for the other causes of the problem.
IMO You should perform a clean install of the OS, then we can talk about how unstable Debian Buster is ...
Performing a clean install is not possible right now for the reasons I explained a few posts ago.
As for the stability, I found that the problem appears when I resize the xfce4-terminal or gnome-terminal by dragging and dropping the bottom right corner. Clicking on the buttons on the window title bars works flawlessly. Xterm and the other program windows work flawlessly. It seems pretty much a software bug to me, don't you agree?