ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 27, Issue 26

Rebel Lion obsidion at ihug.co.nz
Sun Nov 5 08:26:44 UTC 2006

On Friday 03 November 2006 20:26, Alain Muls wrote:
> On Friday 03 November 2006 07:38, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com 
> > Has anyone else had Firefox freeze?
> >
> > Art Edwards
> Hi
> I also have problems with firefox freezing from time to time (reported 3
> times with no succesfull responses). I had this problem with v1.5.0.1 and
> now also with v2 on Dapper Drake. These intermittent freeze behaviour
> occured with and without extensions/themes enabled. Sometimes it occurs
> when switching desktops, sometimes when I close firefox, and sometimes just
> in between. 9 times out of 10, it returns to normal after 4-5 seconds, but
> the 10th time it hogs the CPU and even waiting for several minutes will not
> bring the system back. I have to force a reboot by pressing the ON/OFF
> button.
> This is something that need to be addressed, so please some good advice!
> Tx/Alain

  Firefox is a memory hog and does seem to have a leak. If you leave it 
running for a length of time it will slowly eat your memory, makes you thing 
of windows and photoshop. Advice to avoid this hassle, close it down every 3 
or so hours or if you really need to keep it running longer keep an eye on it 
with top.

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