[Bug 107093] Re: System freezes (possibly Gecko)

svaens svaens at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 19:50:58 UTC 2008

While it almost looked like everyone was satisfied with the last comment (no offense intended), I am not. 
I have a toshiba Satellite notebook, cpu 1.7 Ghz, 1Gig RAM, and yes, more significantly a nVidia  GeForce4 420 Go.
When I visit youtube, (and tested this so far with firefox and epiphany) or amazon's 'look inside this book', My computer freezes. 

I am running Ubuntu 7.10 'gutsy'.

I tried the disable the powernowd solution, and my results were
interesting, if not a solution. Perhaps this helps someone.

Normally (without powernowd disabled) visiting this site results in the following symptoms:
1. cpu rises
2. my mouse starts to slowly stutter ALMOST to a halt (eventually, when the process is complete, I can 
   move my mouse around very slowly and with 2 second delay or so, but no mouse buttons work, or at least, no window receives my clicks)
3. ctrl-alt-f1 does not work, ctrl-alt-delete does not work. Nothing works.... only way to get back to a useful ubuntu is to hold my notebook power button down 3 seconds and reboot. 

Powernowd disabled
1. cpu rises
2. mouse stutters, but not to a halt. .... still able to do things... but not much
3. ctrl-alt-f1 provokes a change of display to black screen, but no prompt is visible. I am thereafter unable to get back to the GUI. 

I have not yet tried using an older version of the nVidia driver, but
i'll try that next. I'll post my results.


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