Firefox locking and unkillable

Olivier SMEDTS olivier at
Wed Feb 11 01:38:13 PST 2009


2009/2/11 Andrea Venturoli <ml at>:
> Hello.
> I'm quite unhappy with firefox3 on a 6.3p8/i386 and I'm in need advices on
> how to fix this.
> I use Firefox to display some sites that Konqueror won't work with, but it
> is highly unstable.
> As soon as I visit some sites, it locks up instantly; with others it might
> work or not, depending on I don't know what: it might stand that it locks
> more frequently if I click somewhere without waiting for the page to load
> fully, but I'm not sure about this.
> Am I the only one experiencing this problem?

Do you use gnash or some sort of flash plugin ?

Have you tried disabling all plugins and extensions in your firefox
profile (Tools / Add-ons menu) ?

> Furthermore, when it locks, it's unkillable.
> Here's what I have after killing -9 firefox-bin.
> %ps ax | grep firef
> 13158  ??  I      0:00.01 /bin/sh /usr/local/bin/firefox3
> 13162  ??  I      0:00.01 /bin/sh /usr/local/lib/firefox3/
> /usr/local/lib/firefo
> 13167  ??  T      0:39.83 /usr/local/lib/firefox3/firefox-bin
> 35238  p9  R+     0:00.00 grep firef
> I read "T" means stopped state, but I don't really know what that means and
> how to cope.
> Finally, just an annoyance, but might be related: everytime I start it, even
> if closed regularly on the previous run, it displays a dialog saying:
> "Your last Firefox session closed unexpectedly. You can restore the tabs and
> windows from your previous session, or start a new session if you think the
> problem was related to a page you were viewing."
> and asking me whether I want to start a new session or restore the previuous
> one
> Both choices lead up to a blank window (that's what I want).
>  bye & Thanks
>        av.
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