FreeBSD 8.3 and 9.0 freeze with firefox
joji at eskimo.com
Sat Mar 31 02:54:50 UTC 2012
On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:41:54AM +0700, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> On Friday 30 March 2012 09:28:06 Joseph Olatt wrote:
> > Starting with 8.3, I've been experiencing FreeBSD freezing up completely
> > after using firefox for a while. Thinking the problem would go away if I
> > upgraded to 9.0, I did that and I am still experiencing the same
> > freezing up. The mouse pointer freezes, the keyboard freezes (caps lock
> > light will not come on; Ctrl-Alt-F[1-10] does not work etc.). The only
> > way to get the system back is by pressing and holding down the power
> > button.
> > The problem seems similar to: kern/163145
> > There is nothing in /var/log/messages to indicate a problem. Output of
> > pciconf -lv and uname -a are at:
> > http://www.eskimo.com/~joji/wisdom/
> > Anybody else experiencing similar freeze ups with 8.3 or 9.0 while using
> > firefox?
> I use 8.3 and Firefox without problems. What extension did you install? Are they all properly updated?
> Earlier, it helped deleting firefox' directory in the user directory.
Thanks for your response.
I've removed the .mozilla directory from my home directory. Let's see if
it will make a difference. It is quite possible it will. I had updated
the firefox port when I updated from 8.2 to 8.3.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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