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  1. FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    For no apparent reason FireFox freezes after about 15 minutes of browsing.
    This just started to happen. Not aware of any updates in the past few weeks
    that would cause this. This freeze causes no mouse movement or Keypad
    action. I can't even do a ctrl+alt+del or backspace. I have to do a hard
    boot and the strange thing, it does not show up on the boot record as
    recovering journals or errors, just boots as if I had shut down normally.

    Anyone having a problem like this?

    Rich
    --
    "You can lead them to LINUX
    but you can't make them THINK"

  2. Re: FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    On 2008-02-21, Rich wrote:
    > For no apparent reason FireFox freezes after about 15 minutes of browsing.
    > This just started to happen. Not aware of any updates in the past few weeks
    > that would cause this. This freeze causes no mouse movement or Keypad
    > action. I can't even do a ctrl+alt+del or backspace. I have to do a hard
    > boot and the strange thing, it does not show up on the boot record as
    > recovering journals or errors, just boots as if I had shut down normally.
    >
    > Anyone having a problem like this?
    >
    > Rich


    I reported something eerily similar to this:

    http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=37420

    On the other hand, it would probably be a good idea to run
    memtest86 overnight to rule out bad hardware.

    HTH

    --
    Robert Riches
    spamtrap42@verizon.net
    (Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)

  3. Re: FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 04:59:57 GMT, Rich wrote:
    > For no apparent reason FireFox freezes after about 15 minutes of browsing.
    > This just started to happen. Not aware of any updates in the past few weeks
    > that would cause this. This freeze causes no mouse movement or Keypad
    > action. I can't even do a ctrl+alt+del or backspace. I have to do a hard
    > boot and the strange thing, it does not show up on the boot record as
    > recovering journals or errors, just boots as if I had shut down normally.
    >
    > Anyone having a problem like this?


    Not me, I'll spend about an hour every morning running Firefox 2.0.0.12
    on release 2008.0,
    $ cat /etc/release
    Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) for i586

    all patches installed with latest kernel patch,
    $ uname -r
    2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv

    Then again, I have privoxy installed to block ad/tracking sites and
    run NoScript Add On in Firefox.


  4. Re: FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 04:59:57 GMT, Rich wrote:
    >> For no apparent reason FireFox freezes after about 15 minutes of
    >> browsing. This just started to happen. Not aware of any updates in the
    >> past few weeks that would cause this. This freeze causes no mouse
    >> movement or Keypad action. I can't even do a ctrl+alt+del or backspace. I
    >> have to do a hard boot and the strange thing, it does not show up on the
    >> boot record as recovering journals or errors, just boots as if I had shut
    >> down normally.
    >>
    >> Anyone having a problem like this?

    >
    > Not me, I'll spend about an hour every morning running Firefox 2.0.0.12
    > on release 2008.0,
    > $ cat /etc/release
    > Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) for i586
    >
    > all patches installed with latest kernel patch,
    > $ uname -r
    > 2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv
    >
    > Then again, I have privoxy installed to block ad/tracking sites and
    > run NoScript Add On in Firefox.


    $ cat /etc/release
    Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) for i586
    $ uname -r
    2.6.22.18-desktop586-1mdv

    It seems clearing out the cookies may have cleared things up.
    Could you explain the proxy you use to block ad/tracking and the script you
    use??? Sounds interesting and might be something I might want to use.

    Rich

    --
    "You can lead them to LINUX
    but you can't make them THINK"

  5. Re: FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:01:36 GMT, Rich wrote:

    > Could you explain the proxy you use to block ad/tracking and the script you
    > use??? Sounds interesting and might be something I might want to use.


    And I recommend NoScript Add On



    Click up a terminal
    su - root

    urpmi --wget privoxy --auto
    exit
    exit

    Click up firefox
    # add privoxy server
    Edit->Preference
    Click Advanced
    Click Network tab
    Connection
    Settings button

    click Manual proxy configuration:
    HTTP Proxy: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8118
    SSL Proxy: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8118
    Click OK
    Click Close


    http://www.privoxy.org/ for more info.



  6. Re: FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:01:36 GMT, Rich wrote:
    >
    >> Could you explain the proxy you use to block ad/tracking and the script
    >> you
    >> use??? Sounds interesting and might be something I might want to use.

    >
    > And I recommend NoScript Add On
    >
    >
    >
    > Click up a terminal
    > su - root
    >
    > urpmi --wget privoxy --auto
    > exit
    > exit
    >
    > Click up firefox
    > # add privoxy server
    > Edit->Preference
    > Click Advanced
    > Click Network tab
    > Connection
    > Settings button
    >
    > click Manual proxy configuration:
    > HTTP Proxy: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8118
    > SSL Proxy: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8118
    > Click OK
    > Click Close
    >
    >
    > http://www.privoxy.org/ for more info.

    Having trouble getting this working, I will have to look at privoxy.org's
    website and read a little more. I did follow your directions to the T.
    anyway thanks for the heads up.

    Rich
    --
    "You can lead them to LINUX
    but you can't make them THINK"

  7. Re: FireFox Freezing, anyone having this problem?

    On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 02:18:39 GMT, Rich wrote:

    >> http://www.privoxy.org/ for more info.

    > Having trouble getting this working, I will have to look at privoxy.org's
    > website and read a little more. I did follow your directions to the T.
    > anyway thanks for the heads up.


    Do tell me what the bug is.
    You may have to do a

    service privoxy restart
    after install.

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