Firefox crashes and hangs my 6.1R system

freebsd-questions at freebsd-questions at
Fri Jun 23 06:22:18 UTC 2006

Hi Adi,

On Thu, 8 Jun 2006 12:26:28 +0300, Adi Pircalabu wrote:
>On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 11:02:16 +1000 freebsd-questions at
>> >Try to reproduce the above described behaviour and jump over with
>> >gdb. Sort of:
>> >
>> >gdb /usr/X11R6/lib/firefox/firefox-bin <pid-of-firefox-bin>
>> >(... wait)
>> >(gdb) t a a bt full

Just to bring you and the list up to date - I've solved my hang issue :)
It seems that it was nothing to do with Firefox, after all. I removed the
ATI Radeon AGP card from my machine and reverted to the onboard i915 Intel
video and no more problem.  I think there may be something not quite right
with the Xorg Radeon driver (or is it the radeon.ko?), or maybe even the
hardware itself as what finally prompted me to remove the card was that I
began to see more and more artifacts on the display - at its worst, my
white-background xterms were becoming unreadable due to a growing reddish
tinge that could only be cured by 'wiping' one xterm with another!

Thanks for the help.

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