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Old 07-21-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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System freezes on YouTube


Hi,

as of late, I have been running into problems when seeing YouTube videos. Either when starting a video or when it is finished and suggestions are to be displayed, the browser freezes up completely, still displaying 'read s.ytimg.com' or 'waiting for youtube.com'. The mouse can still be moved and the system itself seems to be running as well (if I power down with the power button, there is a shutdown sound and syslog tells me accordingly after reboot), but nothing can be clicked, the X server can't be killed with ctrl+alt+del, and I cannot switch to a text console.

This is very annoying when playing a playlist in the background, of course; about one in maybe ten videos crashes the system. This is just about the only case when I have ever seen a halfway recent and decent linux crash, so I'm sure it must be something that can be figured out.

Unfortunately, neither syslog nor messages contain anything valuable, and I don't know where else to look. So if you have any suggestions, I would be very grateful.

Thanks,
V

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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I know that this message, "read s.ytimg.com," means the browser is waiting for images to load. That's where YouTube stores a lot of images.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/...bccea85d&hl=en
 
Old 07-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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Sure, that I know. Unfortunately, it locks up there, so this is not your normal kind of browser message...
 
Old 07-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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Right click on a flash video, click "settings" and uncheck "hardware acceleration".

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index...html#msg797677
 
Old 07-26-2011, 08:59 PM   #5
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Sure, that I know. Unfortunately, it locks up there, so this is not your normal kind of browser message...
That indicates that the problem is likely nothing to do with your browser.

Which browsers have you tested this with?
 
Old 07-26-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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Firefox 5.0 or Iceweasel?

As previously mentioned what other browsers have you tried?

How did you install Flash?

What does about:plugins show for Flash?

When was the last time you ran apt-get dist-upgrade?
 
Old 07-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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The newer Firefox(es) use a different caching scheme that opens lots of directories and files. I can't use www.cnn.com (or other sites with "busy" web pages) reliably without the mouse tracking hanging up frequently. My disk activity indicator is on all the time, either swapping (probably) or messing with all the files. Little or no traffic is coming thru my broadband at that time. I run Slackware-13.37 with Firefox-5.0.1, but the problem began in the later 4.x versions. Fortunately, I didn't upgrade my SeaMonkey - still running 2.0.4, which uses the old Mozilla file caching system instead of the new one. It works fine. I'd suggest reverting to an older version of Firefox. I THINK 4.0 still used the old caching system, but I'm not sure...
 
  


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