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Old 03-15-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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Debian/ fire-fox keeps freezing up


I was watching a video clip when all of the sudden I hear a skip skip skip skip I moved the mouse to try and close the window but the mouse wouldn't move the computer was frozen solid so I had no other choice but to press the button on the CPU to turn off the computer.

I rebooted the computer then started fire fox a menu came up saying that FF couldn't load because it was already in use so I noticed that the menu in FF had an option to make a new profile so I made a new profile and now the browser is acting really really slow. I already gave FF 2 hours and 20 minutes to get the bugs out but FF is still running slow. I'm guessing that I have to un install FF then Re install it again just don't know how to un- install FF because I never had to un install anything with Debian.

Dose anyone know how to go about removing FF I know how to apt-get it just don't know how to un- install it.

( I'm only guessing that FF is causing this to happen Debian has been freezing up for a long time just didn't occur to me until right now that FF might be causing the PC to constantly freeze up leaving me no other choice but to press the button on the CPU to shut down the computer. I'm almost certain that it's Either FF oR Rhythm box not having the proper plug in-s because rhythm box always seems to be starting in the background then demanding some type of- mine... plug ins dose anyone have any suggestions on what to do or what could be causing the PC to constantly freeze up
 
Old 03-15-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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as long as you installed firefox from the debian deb file...either with apt-get, dselect or aptitude

as root...
apt-get --purge remove mozilla-firefox ...should remove it..
 
Old 03-16-2005, 03:06 AM   #3
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Utanja thanks for the reply

I'm going to start another thread because when I go to shut down the computer it is giving me an error message saying that : Kernel Panic fatal exception interrupt in interrupt handler not synching.

I'm not sure if this is a serious mater or not

I tried to use the command shutdown -h now but there was no place to type it in to the screen just sat there and froze, again like it did the last I tried to log off the computer except this time I'm getting error messages about the kernel not taking recognition of some strange setting that I don't know about.

Thanks for the reply and the tip on how to remove fire fox I'll add that to my how to list when and if I ever get this damn Debian to stop triping
 
Old 03-16-2005, 07:02 AM   #4
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I doubt the problem is with Firefox. It is either a messed up (wrongly configured) kernel or a simple hardware problem (cpu / graphics card fan broken). I've noticed over the years that when a linux crashes it is almost always a hardware problem.

If you have other OS that works fine then I guess hardware is ok.

Anyways, I tried "www.google.com/linux" with search string

"Kernel Panic fatal exception interrupt in interrupt handler not syncing"

and found lots of links. Check those out.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 04:56 PM   #5
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a few bits:
(1) if you don't already use synaptic, I'd like to recommend it; it makes [un]installing programs really easy: find the program, push space/[shift]delete, C-p, there you go...
(2) have you tried (when FF freezes) to hit C-M-f[1-6]?
(3) if you use an older kernel, this might be the time to upgrade

$(0.02) Jonas Kölker
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies

I just recently upgraded from the old 2.4 Kernel to the newer 2.6

I did not know how to do all that fancy Dan compiling so I used this command and apt-t got the new 2.6 Kernel apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686 and then apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.8 then rebooted the computer.

Things were working fine until I upgraded to the new 2.6 kernel well pretty much.

I will most likely have no other choice but to re install Debian again from scratch I pretty much know the settings for my hardware and auto detect detects most of my computers hardware so I don't think the hardware has anything to do with causing the computer to freeze it's possible but i don't think so .
 
  


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