System locking up

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Sep 20 20:18:20 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 01:22 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I have been suffering Firefox lockups for the past few months, in
> which Firefox spikes one of my two CPU cores to 100% for about half a
> minute. I've been disabling extensions trying to find the problem with
> no success.
> The past few days now the whole system locks up. The mouse pointer
> moves with the mouse, but the screen beneath is frozen for about half
> a minute. After it resolves itself, I look in the KDE System Monitor
> plasmoid and see that only one of the cores had spiked. How can I
> diagnose this? Is there a way to tell it it's hardware or software
> related? The CPU temp does not rise appreciably (only about 2 degrees,
> and never goes above 50). There seems to be adequate system memory,
> and the system cooling fans are clean and spinning properly. Kubuntu
> 11.04, 4 GiB RAM, dual-core AMD processor, 32 bit PAE kernel.

With two cores and 4 gigs of ram, why not use 64bit?? Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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