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Old 01-25-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
ericdanc
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lenny freezes with certain apps


lenny freezes 100%, ie only help is to turn off power, reboot and fsck.

this happens often with firefox loading a pdf-link. Firefox 3.5.7 has newest nppdf.so, libjavaplugin and libflashplayer.

Where do i look first? which log files? I have 2Gb main mem.
--Eric
 
Old 01-25-2010, 07:48 AM   #2
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Does it freeze using Iceweasel?

Did you copy the plugins to ~./mozilla/plugins or symlink them from the mozilla/iceweasel dir?

Firefox 3.6 works flawlessly here.

You can try checking the kernel log.

Also what video card and drivers are you using?
 
Old 01-25-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
Does it freeze using Iceweasel?
yes

Did you copy the plugins to ~./mozilla/plugins or symlink them from the mozilla/iceweasel dir?
~./mozilla/plugins
maybe i need link here for some apps?

Firefox 3.6 works flawlessly here.
i just upgraded to 3.6 on FF prompt.

You can try checking the kernel log.
didn't find anything in /var/log/kern.log or messages
These log file black boxes show the normal boot messages, then the iptables messages, then *boom*, nothing.

Also what video card and drivers are you using?
ATI Radeon X1250
radeon_drv.so, radeonhd_drv.so

FF 3.6 didn't freeze with the pdf (this time).
I'll watch this and then come back.
-- Eric

Last edited by ericdanc; 01-26-2010 at 05:35 AM.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:17 PM   #4
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dang. ff froze lenny again, same damn pdf site. Its like a loose contact, it works and then it does'nt. I have 2 lenny installs here, one works ok, this one is jinxed. Iceweasel freezes it too.

This on-board grafic ATI Radeon X1250 can have max 128Mb. i'm not sure how much it actually has. Never problems with audio-video.

Inet radio stream chokes up immediately with freeze. Network problem?

I probably screwed up something. Is there a way to get aptitude to clean up loose ends?

I hate such problems where you don't know where to look.

--Eric

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:42 AM   #5
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i installed new java for FF 3.6 and created a link for the java plugin in ~/firefox/plugins.
FF about: plugins, however, does't show the java plugin. Why???

eric@bozo-PC:~/firefox/plugins$ li
./ ../ libflashplayer.so* libnpjp2.so@ libnullplugin.so*

eric@bozo-PC:~/firefox/plugins$ ls -l libnpjp2.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 eric eric 43 27. Jan 09:41 libnpjp2.so -> /home/eric/jdk1.6.0_18/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

FF sometimes froze etch, but i still could do a normal shutdown.
Could it be that FF simply is a memory pig? Is there an alternative to FF? iceweasel seems to have the same problems, since it is basically FF. Epiphany?
-Eric
 
Old 01-27-2010, 06:13 AM   #6
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This is how I do Firefox rather than iceweasel

download Firefox
extract to my /home/Downloads
ln -s /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins /home/craig/Downloads/firefox/plugins
not ~./mozilla/plugins
opened iceweasel with iceweasel -profilemanager and created a profile for Firefox
copied my iceweasel profile to the new firefox profile

my Firefox.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Name[en_US]=Firefox
Exec=/home/craig/Downloads/firefox/firefox %u
Icon=/home/craig/Downloads/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png
StartupNotify=true
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;


Firefox runs much better than iceweasel. You might take a look at:
Switching from Debian Iceweasel to Firefox, permanently - http://techpatterns.com/forums/about1435.html

Generated: Wed Jan 27 2010 06:11:39 GMT-0500 (EST)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6
Build ID: 20100115133306


Installed Plugins: (11)
- Default Plugin
- DivX Browser Plug-In
- Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
- Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_17
- mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.8
- OpenOffice.org Plug-in
- QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.5
- RealPlayer 9
- Shockwave Flash
- Silverlight Plug-In
- Windows Media Player Plug-in

If you want a lighter browser check out midori, arora, or uzbl.

Last edited by craigevil; 01-27-2010 at 06:14 AM.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 07:58 AM   #7
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i have allways used only FF with lenny. i have FF completely separated from iceweasel and for awhile iceweasel deinstalled. In etch i had to use iceweasel because etch wasn't able to upgrade FF.

i just installed genome Galeon with aptitude. Its supposed to be leaner and the pdf seemed to be working with it - until i changed Galeon's window size: lenny froze again.

Ok, got the java for FF working. I give up. Just disabled the adobe-pdf plugin. FF now calls a reader now for pdf. Works ok.

My other PC (lenny) works fine with FF adobe plugin...
-Eric

Last edited by ericdanc; 01-28-2010 at 08:49 AM.
 
  


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