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Re: Has anyone seen a "lock up" occur on FC6 when running Firefox?

David Timms wrote:
Richard England wrote:
Kernel  2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 smp  fully updated install

firefox 1.5.09 via  yum

If I start firefox and use or let it sit idle, eventually the system will lock up. No keyboard response, cursor moves with mouse movement but the buttons do not function. I can't conclusively say that firefox is that cause but it seems to be the commonality. If I let the system idle without firefox, I have yet to see a freeze.

Any one else seen this? Any one have some diagnostic tricks I can use to isolate this?
I find it useful to show the seconds on the clock, and run gkrellm
{enable temperature logging if your pc can do it}, top, tail -f
/var/log/messages, ping another internal machine {eg router/firewall).
Make sure they are all visible in case it seems to have locked.

x86_64 kernel ?
x86_64 firefox ?

Does it ever happen if firefox gets opened, but no page {at all} is shown ?
Perhaps the pages you view are using plugins like java/flash, and or
reloading themselves {eg  ads} ?
For the keyboard, next time try: alt-f1 {application menu}, alt-tab,
alt-backspace, ctrl-alt-del ? what about the kb leds num/caps, do they
toggle as normal ?


x86 (32 only)

Usually I'm actively using firefox and suddenly no input capability. The entire keyboard is unresponsive as are the mouse keys, though I can move the cursor. This means alt-tab, alt-f1, etc. are a no go.

Most of the URL's I've been on when this happened, were primarily text, though who knows what might be going on in the background. Usually I am researching something on a documentation page of some sort though it is not limited to that.

I will start running the clock with seconds enabled. I did have tail -f /var/log/messages running and it showed absolutely nothing. I start vncserver and see if I can get into it the next time....

I'm playing a hunch, right now. I've installed the nvidia driver for my board. I'll see what happens...


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