9.0 PRERELEASE freezing when running Gnome and Firefox
pldrouin at pldrouin.net
Thu Dec 1 17:36:10 UTC 2011
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Jukka A. Ukkonen <jau at iki.fi> wrote:
> Has anybody else seen FreeBSD 9.0 PRERELEASE freezing totally when
> using X11, Gnome, and Firefox?
> Usually it does not happen immediately after starting firefox but
> instead everything might be just fine for about 1/2h, maybe even
> 1h or so.
> Then, when it hits, it just hits without any warning. Neither does
> the system log anything nor does it panic in a controlled manner.
> It just stops reacting to anything at all. The keyboard falls dead.
> The network connections freeze. All disk activity stops. It will not
> even respond to a ping.
> The system is a 12 core AMD64 environment. The last kernel I have
> tried is now roughly 2 days old or so (compiled Nov 29th), but as far
> as I can tell in 2 days there have been no patches to the system
> which could have an obvious positive effect to this sort of a problem.
> // jau
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Just a guess... Do you happen to use the nvidia driver? If you do,
have you recompiled it, unloaded and reloaded it after updating your
kernel and/or X.org?
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