Strange Happenings Since 1.6.0_14-ea-b04
I am running Java SE Runtime Environment build 1.6.0_14-ea-b04 and since going to this version most times when I open the Java Control Panel my system freezes over and the only way out, is to take out the battery and then turn of the power.
Usually after doing that I can open the control panel once without the freeze.
On those occassions I notice that the Network Settings have been reset from my entry of Direct Connection to Use Browser Settings.
When I have restarted my system I have not been able to find any errors or error messages etc anywhere. I'll keep looking to see if any do appear.
I have read many forum postings where NVidia graphic cards are 'elected' an obvioius cause of many problems including freezes.
Well I do have a Nvidia card - a GeForce Go 7400 running on my Sony Vaio under Windows XP, Pro, SP3
Another weird happening since the release is that when I bootup my laptop, my selected resolution of 1200 x 800 never appears and the display is almost at the size of Safe Mode.
Luckily I have an .exe I extracted from a Sony install called SETRESO which dioes the trick but has to be initiated to change the resolutioin.
I have mow made it an autostart so that I end up wit 1200 x 800 even if it takes a few steps.
Hopefully these weird happenings might disappear as fast as they appeared.