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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Some links cause system to freeze with firefox Reply with quote

Hi all,

Every now and then when browsing some site I will click on a link and the computer will just freeze. There's nothing I can seem to do, i.e., control+alt+f? won't work, mouse won't work, nothing. The only way I've gotten it out of the freeze is via a hard reset.

I use firefox and have an older system (P4 2.6GHz with hyperthreading, 4 gigs of ram) but I am running as light a system as I can using openbox.

I emerged the non-binary version of firefox.

Any idea what this might be? I don't hear my fans going crazy or anything.

Best,

Alex
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Some links cause system to freeze with firefox Reply with quote

evoweiss wrote:
Hi all,

Every now and then when browsing some site I will click on a link and the computer will just freeze. There's nothing I can seem to do, i.e., control+alt+f? won't work, mouse won't work, nothing. The only way I've gotten it out of the freeze is via a hard reset.

I use firefox and have an older system (P4 2.6GHz with hyperthreading, 4 gigs of ram) but I am running as light a system as I can using openbox.

I emerged the non-binary version of firefox.

Any idea what this might be? I don't hear my fans going crazy or anything.

Best,

Alex


Do you have adobe-flash merged? Just a guess. I've had the same thing happen occasionally and it's only ever when flash video is playing.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Some links cause system to freeze with firefox Reply with quote

Hi there,

mrbassie wrote:
evoweiss wrote:
Hi all,

Every now and then when browsing some site I will click on a link and the computer will just freeze. There's nothing I can seem to do, i.e., control+alt+f? won't work, mouse won't work, nothing. The only way I've gotten it out of the freeze is via a hard reset.

I use firefox and have an older system (P4 2.6GHz with hyperthreading, 4 gigs of ram) but I am running as light a system as I can using openbox.

I emerged the non-binary version of firefox.

Any idea what this might be? I don't hear my fans going crazy or anything.

Best,

Alex


Do you have adobe-flash merged? Just a guess. I've had the same thing happen occasionally and it's only ever when flash video is playing.


I do indeed. However, I don't think flash video was playing at the time. It happened once when looking at google maps.

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Alex
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That "new" google-maps is resource hungry, I had also some short time (not totally) freezes with it, especially when I tried to use the street-view.

Try "Return to classic Google Maps".
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxtuxhellsinki wrote:
That "new" google-maps is resource hungry, I had also some short time (not totally) freezes with it, especially when I tried to use the street-view.

Try "Return to classic Google Maps".


Unfortunately, it happens on other sites, too, and it's hard to guess. Pity that even web design is tainted with so much bloat these days.

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