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Old 10-23-2003, 06:51 AM   #1
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whats a mozilla crash look like

heys guys, linux has frozen on my 4 times in 3 days !!!
very unusual,

but always while ive been using mozilla firebird 0.6.1 (vurrently downloading version 0.7)

but then, im usually using linux for web-browsing.

i have a feeling that firebird is responcible, but, the crashes are complete system freezes, no mouse responce, no keyboard responce.

can a browser application cause such a crash ????
i thought a browser crash couldnt bring down the whole OS
when it crashed... or can it ???

it apears the browser is to blame as the crash usually hapens just after i click a button, refresh or stop. or a hyperlink.

any help / opinions / input apreciated.

Old 10-23-2003, 07:19 AM   #2
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I'm not sure it can bring down linux, but it could bring down X, and that can be as bad. When you say you have no keyboard response, I assume you have tried Ctrl+Alt+FX? If not, try this and you might to able to switch to a console. Then ps -e will list all of the processes and you should be able to kill firebird from there. You could try running it from a console as:
mozilla > /tmp/mozilla.log &
Then when it crashes, you should (hopefully) have the output in the log file.
Hope that helps
Old 10-25-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
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thanks, the problem, it crahses are quite rare, maybe every 20 hours run-time...
anyway, ive since deleted that mozilla and installed the latest.
ive set the thing to output to log like u surgested just incase, thanX


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