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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Firefox freezes loading more than 2-3 tabs Reply with quote

Hi all.

I've been using Firefox for about 10 years without a hickup and it's been two days it freezes while loading more than two or three pages in separate tabs. My only resort is to kill and restart firefox. And I used to have 5-10 tabs open, now I can only have one active at a time... :evil:

Has anybody experienced such an issue?

EDIT: also happens to freeze while loading only *one* page! Installing version 14 (binary) doesn't even fix anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have happened to find the culprit: flash plugin. Got rid of that shit and firefox doesn't freeze anymore. Will mark this topic solved if I don't get any more issue in a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a particular website you look at that could load flash and cause firefox to crash? So others can test?
Or it better not be disclosed? :D

But agreed ... closed source flash needs to die.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Is there a particular website you look at that could load flash and cause firefox to crash? So others can test?
Or it better not be disclosed? :D

Nah :lol: , just any web site with flash, youtube, yahoo (news, mail, whatever) just a few that I'm used to connect mechanically. I just wonder why all of a sudden everything starts going nuts like this. Didn't even upgrade, downgrade... not even touched portage before that. Maybe it's my version of the plugin (10.something on my laptop where it hung Firefox). Of course I did afterwards. Just a PITA I didn't suspect that pest even before. Gah, kinda solved now.

eccerr0r wrote:
But agreed ... closed source flash needs to die.

Flash shall die at all :twisted: . And I remember it was destined to sort out browser versions... Back to square one with all those versions of flash now...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I 'm hit by similar problems.

Using firefox 10.0.11 and lightspark (git ebuild) with gnash falback. I have the same freezing behavior. Flash at all is a failure, but it looks like we have to deal with it the next years.

Chromium does not have this problems (using the same lightspark plugin), so firefox has some problem chromium does not have. I noticed there are ebuild for firefox 16, but they are masked. Why is the firefox version in gentoo is so old? Maybe that is part of the problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knecht, do you happen to have an nVidia card and use VPDAU or hardware video acceleration? I personally have Firefox 10.0.7 and I no longer experience this issue. Probably since I upgraded to >=nvidia-drivers-304.43 IIRC.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I use i915 intel, but have a optimus hybrid board with nvidia. But before I configured the system with bumblebee, and used both cards. By doing so I maybe have some nvidia vdpau stuff in my system that firefox tries to use.

Thanks for your hint, need to check that :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome :) .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally it was lightspark with gnash fallback that causes the freeze problems. Even after I rebuild everything without nvidia stuff, but that does not help. (thought it happends when lightspark/gnash tries to use gpu support)

Now I have removed gnash and lightspark (having no flash plugin installed at the moment) and everything works. I really want to use lightspark and gnash, and I wonder why chromium is able to handle them without freezes.

Maybe that information helps someone else . . . have a nice day :D
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