Lockup after upgrade

Cary Bielenberg cary at bielenberg.id.au
Wed May 6 00:00:46 UTC 2009

Web1 wrote:
> Hi,
> I updated to the latest release of Kubuntu and have installed all the 
> updates the update manager calls for.  My problem appears to be with 
> firefox, which has been updated to the latest releases.  It loads fine 
> and appears to work fine until I click on links and more times than 
> not the whole system will totally lock up and require a reboot.  I did 
> not have this problem before I upgraded from the previous most current 
> kubuntu release.
> Could firefox was installed prior to the latest upgrade.  Should I 
> uninstall it and reinstall it on the new kubuntu upgrade.  I think it 
> might be related to firefox needing to access the Internet when I 
> click on a link.  It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it 
> completely locks everything up.  At least it appears that way.
> My mail works fine all the time.  Another thing I was thinking is that 
> it might be the mouse driver and the new upgrade?  I know the mouse 
> works good on my other drive with windows xp installed, so if it is 
> anything it could be a compatibility issue with the new upgrade.
> Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks and you do a great job on this forum.
> Web
Per chance are you using a Intel graphics chipset? if you are try this 
as it worked for me. sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
        Option          "AccelMethod" "uxa"




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