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Old 02-22-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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System just started to HANG!

Couple of days ago I noticed FireFox starting to hang, meaning I lost complete mouse control and keyboard. I couldn't even Kill the program. Had to do a hard reboot. Don't remember doing any updates that would cause this. Now I can hardly work in any KDE program without it completely freezing within a couple of minutes.

Any ideas where to start figuring out whats going on?

Mandriva 2008

Old 02-23-2008, 07:19 AM   #2
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A couple of thoughts...

When it happens again, hold Ctrl and Alt, then tap
the Backspace key. If that stops x, you'll have a
less drastic way to recover.

Does this happen every time you open the browser?
If so, change to a different homepage. You might
find it only happens on pages that include java-
script or embedded flash videos or something like


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