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Old 09-08-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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8.10 xubuntu hangs

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8.10 xubuntu hangs, often several times during the day. I run the system monitor and see that memory usage looks close to 100%.
Seems to be related to use of Firefox 3.0.13. I usually have at least 4 tabs open, click on something, then no response. Get hourglass, cursor unresponsive. Also running Synaptic Package Manager and one terminal session in addition to the system monitor.

Is this a problem with XFCE?
Something else?

Anybody else seeing this problem?

Current solution is to reboot and start again

Would you readers recommend that on this 512MB, 2.0 GHz machine that I upgrade to the 9.04 version of ubuntu?
Old 09-08-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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My personal experience (now mind you it was mine) was that I had lots of problems with 8.10. 8.04 and 9.04 both ran fine for me. So I would say yes do the upgrade and see if that helps. you can also get a good look at memory by using the command
free -m
from the terminal.


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