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Re: at this point, firefox 3.1 beta 3 is unusable



>> > >   first, the two sessions i had up froze solid, which required
>> > > "killall firefox".  a new session i started lasted less than 10
>> > > seconds before it vanished.
>> > >
>> > >   time for a different browser, methinks, until this is sorted
>> > > out.
>> >
>> >   I have been using Firefox 3.1b2 and later 3.1b3 on multiple F10
>> > x86_64 machines for the last few months. It is remarkably stable,
>> > though not perfect. I have seen the random crash here or there.
>> > The most reproducible one is going to ted.com. Watch a video, go
>> > back or forward. Sometimes it will crash. I suspect it is more
>> > flash than Firefox. The version of flash is 10.0.22.87, and it is
>> > 64bit.
>>
>>  It seems it is a known flash issue. It even causes issues with Opera.
>>
>> http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-1224
>
>  well, that *is* the 64-bit flashplayer that i have installed, so
> maybe we've tracked down the cause.

I've found in the past that flash has been notorious for lack of
stability on firefox so I never use it now. I use swfdec which covers
most stuff but can be somewhat of a cpu hog. That said beta 3 hasn't
been quite as stable as beta 2 for me but it is still usable.

Peter


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