*[UPDATE]* Re: 8.10 freezing a lot more recently.

Dirk Freitag unreal.linux at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 15:12:56 UTC 2009

Steve Cook wrote:
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> NoOp wrote:
>> On 04/15/2009 08:04 AM, Dirk Freitag wrote:
>>> Steve Cook wrote:
>> [...]
>>>>> The computer is only a few months old.  It is a Lenovo IdeaPad
>>>>> S10 with an Intel Atom processor.  I am unable to check the
>>>>> temperature in the BIOS, but I am fairly certain that it is not
>>>>> overheating.  I do only have 1GB of memory, so I think this
>>>>> could definitely be contributing to it.  I will have to
>>>>> continue to watch it.  Thanks for the input though.
>>>>> --
>>>> 1 Gig of memory is quite adequate.  I have a machine running 8.10
>>>> with 384MiB of memory and a 500MHz CPU with out any problems. The
>>>> times have suffered lock ups have always been hardware problems. 
>>>> Generally reseating cables etc. has cured them, or replacing
>>>> power supplies. Just because a machine is new doesn’t mean there
>>>> isn’t a hardware problem.
>>> This is true.  I am really hoping that I am not having hardware
>>> issues already with this machine.  Maybe I should have noted, that
>>> it only freezes and has problems when my girlfriend is using it for
>>> school trying to take online tests and classes through IEs4linux.
>>> She has to use IEs4linux because the site that she has to use to
>>> take her online courses do not like Firefox in Linux.  She uses
>>> Firefox on her windows laptop at her house for these sites without
>>> any problems.  But if you try to access the sites through Firefox
>>> in Linux, you get an error saying that the site only works under IE
>>> or Netscape.
>> In that case, I'd recommend trying prefbar[1] and setting the 'User 
>> Agent' to IE WinXP. That will temporarily 'spoof' the UA so that the 
>> site thinks it is talking to IE. If she can use Fx from her Windows 
>> machine, then she should be able to use it from your linux machine.
>> If you have a link to the sight (one that does not require a
>> password), then it should be fairly easy to see what the browser is
>> sniffing for.
>> [1] http://prefbar.mozdev.org/
> I was going to suggest https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59
> which has help me in the past.
>>> So I installed IEs4Linux to see if that would work, and it did,
>>> except when she went to take a test, the computer froze.  And it
>>> keeps freezing (at different points I might add) when she tries to
>>> take a test on the site.  I apologize that I was not more specific
>>> with my first email, but maybe this is the issue?
>> Perhaps. However, I also have IEs4Linux (IE6) installed on several 
>> systems - the lowest being 1.6Ghz/768MB - and it seems to be
>> reasonably well behaved. (My son also takes courses where IE is
>> _required_ & Fx will not work at all - even with UA spoofing).
> Can’t say I’ve had much success with IEs4Linux, it has never been
> particularly stable on any machine I’be tried it on.
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Just as an update, I have not had any issues with the computer freezing 
on its own.  Seems to be just related to IEs4Linux on my girl's school 
site.  Thanks everyone for the input.

Dirk Freitag
Linux Registered User Number 487244          [http://counter.li.org/]

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