Firefox stalling, ...again

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Aug 20 05:59:15 UTC 2012

On 08/19/2012 08:18 PM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
>> This is making me crazy. Anyone else experiencing it stall? I've got
>> 16 gigs of memory, so when it's not loading from the net, the darn
>> thing should be right. no prob with Chrome. Ric
> It's going to be difficult to offer any help without a better idea of
> what's going on here. Good things to try, though, include disabling
> JavaScript and disabling add-ons. Modern Firefox seems to be actually
> rather well-behaved, and I've found recently that it's the add-ons that
> cause the problems[0]; since disabling all my add-ons at work I'm back
> to several-day long Firefox sessions, rather than having it crash a
> couple of times a day.
> If you experience the same problems with no add-ons enabled then it's a
> problem in firefox. In that case it'd be worth running firefox from a
> terminal and checking what's printed when it hangs; it would also be
> worth asking more Firefox-specific people for pointers on extracting
> diagnostics. If the problem goes away with the add-ons, I'm afraid it's
> a rather tedious process of elimination to work out which add-on (or
> combination of add-ons) causes the problems, and then you'd want to
> file a bug with that developer.

Thanks!  I was just trying to narrow down the problem to see if anyone 
else shared the same effect. What seems to have made it work better is 
to uncheck video hardware acceleration in favor of smooth scrolling, in 
the setup. Then, after attempting to restart, a youtube video was being 
persistent, even though I had exited Firefox. But, it happens. It sure 
doesn't seem to keep much in cache anymore either. 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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