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Old 10-24-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Angers, France
Distribution: SuSE 10.0
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Question mozilla crashed my box

i was downloading the newest suse9.2 live CD
516k/s !
just when it was about to finished
my box (running suse9.1 with gnome2.4) freezed
i started all over again
and using top to find that mozilla-bin is eating about 50% of the cpu

i also noticed that the hard disk lamp flickers about every 3 seconds
and then my box freezes for 0.5 seconds
i know this is coz the stuff needs to be written onto the disk
but this process seems to be extreamly unstable
as i tried to run other small programs
my box goes dead again

is it the problem with mozilla or something else ?
i'm using the newes version of mozilla downloaded and installed only yesterday

thanks in advance
Old 10-24-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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what log can i read for some hints from my box (if there's still time enough for her to log something before going to freeze) ?

i check the /var/log dir and didnt find anything interesting
Old 10-24-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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maybe /var/log/messages or dmesg. Surely you were not downloading something as big as an iso with Mozilla? That should not affect performance but it can be a pain if something happens as it did with you then you have to start the download all over.

Next time maybe try grabbing iso's with wget and pass the resume option in case that happens again you can continue where ya left off.


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