[Bug 571101] [NEW] firefox 3.6.3 freezes regularly and becomes unusable

rsidd rsidd at online.fr
Wed Apr 28 07:31:14 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

With the latest update to firefox on lucid (3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4) I find it freezing so often as to be unusable.  The freezing seems correlated with disk activity: when the strigi indexer was running, firefox was utterly unresponsive, but even after stopping strigi with a mostly idle disk, it is very sluggish and slow to respond.  Konqueror and Google Chrome remain fast and responsive.  My impression is that the problem did not occur with the previous version of firefox in lucid.  It is reminiscent of the ext3+fsync problem in firefox 3.0, but much worse (I don't know whether it is fsync-related this time).  
Package: 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
Kernel: Linux aoxomoxoa 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:09:38 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Apr 28 12:49:16 2010
 firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: firefox

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug lucid

firefox 3.6.3 freezes regularly and becomes unusable
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