kubuntu: runaway processes?
I am running the latest version of kubuntu, and i was quite happy with it, but i seem to be having a problem with frequent runaway processes that no one else seems to be having and i was hoping someone could point me in the direction of solving it.
Most of the time the runaway processes are firefox-bin, sometimes (pretty infrequently) it is also ktorrent though. Does it have something to do with firefox extensions or plugins maybe? Or could it be something to do with how my system is configured? I haven't really fiddled with a lot of config files. It often happens when i switch to a virtual desktop, and then switch back to the one with firefox running in it.
Would it maybe help to change some settings with ulimit? Or to change the config file /etc/security/limits.conf to limit the amount of memory a process can use?