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Re: firefox is regularly dying



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On 04/13/2009 11:26 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Kalev Lember wrote:
> 
>> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>>   sadly, no ... it's been a busy weekend.  i'll see if i can get
>>> to it this aft.  although the more common symptom at this point is
>>> not FF dying, but FF locking up the entire system, so that's going
>>> to be a bit trickier to debug.
>> What video card do you have? It's possible that your video driver is
>> buggy and you are getting GPU lockups. It might make sense to try to
>> rule out a video driver problem by trying the reproduce your
>> problems with VESA driver instead.
> 
>   good point, so here's what i did.  while running with the "radeon"
> driver, i edited xorg.conf and changed "radeon" to "vesa" but, before
> i rebooted, i tried to browse over to my nemesis, linux-kvm.org.  not
> surprisingly, still using the radeon driver, that page *almost* loaded
> again, then locked up my system.
> 
>   i power-cycled and rebooted (this time loading the vesa driver),
> which brought me up to a 1024x768 desktop rather than 1280x800, at
> which point i browsed over to linux-kvm.org and it worked just fine.
> so it's clearly(?) something with the radeon driver.
> 

I'm using the radeon driver on a ATI 3650 card (r635) and that site
comes up fine. Does adding "nomodeset" the the kernel line in grub and
using radeon change anything.

Kevin


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