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Re: firefox is regularly dying



>> > > Yep!  I have seen it before.  It is even worse.  It freezes my
>> > > machines that I need to restart machine(press and hold power
>> > > button).  I ran it from command line and I saw that it
>> > > segfaults, but I could not save it(the message), and I had to
>> > > reboot again :(
>> > >
>> > > is it i586 or x86_64?  It has happened to me on the two x86_64
>> > > machines.  Now I prefer to use konqueror more because of this
>> > > and it is faster and snappier too, only the flash does not work,
>> > > but I can live with that :)
>> >
>> >   i've only ever seen this very recently, and with x86_64.
>>
>> As mentioned in another thread, think the issue is with his flash
>> version for 64bit.  Maybe you need to update yours if not already to
>> latest alpha/beta release and make sure it's copied to
>> /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ dir?
>
>  been there, done that.  i'm using the latest 64-bit version and, at
> the moment, firefox seems to be behaving.
>
>  on the other hand, there is one other annoyance with firefox -- it's
> tendency to absolutely suck up CPU cycles.  occasionally, depending on
> what pages i'm viewing, Xorg will be using close to 100% CPU, and
> firefox will be using 100% as well.  literally, earlier this morning,
> using "top", both firefox and Xorg were listed as using 100% CPU.  at
> which point, response from any instance of firefox is cripplingly
> slow.  also potentially a flash issue?

Possibly, but I see that on flash sites with the swfdec OSS flash
plugin. I don't have adobe flash installed at all.

Peter


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