[Bug 155415] Thunderbird freezes on dual core system

Launchpad Bug Tracker 155415 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Dec 14 01:56:24 UTC 2007

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I'm running Ubuntu 7.04 on a dual-core Dell box at work.  I'm using
Thunderbird 2 (installed from the distribution on www.getthunderbird.com
-- NOT the version distributed as part of Ubuntu).

On a fairly regular basis, Thunderbird 2 freezes up and has to be force-
quit and restarted.  I see this a lot when I come back from a break,
exit the screen saver, and TB doesn't wake up.  On occasion, TB freezes
while I'm in the middle of doing something like composing a message.  In
each case, I try closing TB, but it doesn't respond and my only choice
is to force-quit the application and restart TB.

This has been happening for some time now, with a few different TB2
versions (currently

This problem NEVER happens on my home system (an Athlon 64 running
32-bit Ubuntu 7.04) -- with the same version of TB2 and the same
extensions -- so the only thing I can imagine right now is that it might
have something to do with some difference between my two machines --
possibly the fact that my work box is a dual-core and my home system is

Does this sound familiar to anyone?  Does it sound like a kernel
problem, or something else?  Any solutions?

** Affects: mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
     Assignee: Eduardo Retamales (eretamales)
         Status: New

Thunderbird freezes on dual core system
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