My computer is a 15" Macbook Pro with Retina display, and I'm on OS X version 10.8.2. I have had this my computer for several months.
In the past few days, the computer has been completely "hanging", where nothing moves on the screen except the mouse pointer. If I was on a Skype call, the call goes on like normal, but I can't do anything else on my computer. Gestures don't work, so I can't switch desktops. I can't use my keyboard to quit the current application. I can't click on anything. The entire screen is completely unresponsive. The only way out is to force the computer to shut down. Then it boots up normally. It's only been happening recently, and I haven't been able to identify the cause.
Could it just be a bug that Apple needs to fix? Is there a process/app that could cause this to happen? How do I determine what caused the computer to hang?
Edit: In the Console, I do see this message many times before the reboot:
1/12/13 7:03:46.000 PM kernel: vtd fault: device 1:0:0 reason 0x5 W:0x1130e000
I have no idea what this means, but I thought it might be related because it does happen immediately before the bootup entry.
Edit 2: On other freezes, I see this message before a boot:
1/12/13 9:06:51.000 PM kernel: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! exception type = 0xd = GR: SW Notify Error