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Bug 434612 - System freeze using kppp and firefox
System freeze using kppp and firefox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpppload (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Reported: 2008-02-23 04:34 EST by teseu
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:03:07 EST
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Description teseu 2008-02-23 04:34:30 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora 8 Werewolf
When the PC or notebook starts, if I use kppp and firefox in sequence, the
system just freeze. The keyboard and mouse stay still (crtl+alt+backspace don't
closes X window and alt+F# the same) and the only way I found is the reboot button.
There is no trace when restart that the system froze up. If I changed any
configuration, the changes were lost, even the history on terminal was the same 
before the problem happens and I couldn't find any error log.
If I run kppp and do something else or wait for several minutes, when I start
firefox, the problem doesn't show up anymore.
I don't have a clue about this, but now I know one way to prevent, so I don't
have the problem.

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Intel P4 3.0
2 GB ram
nVidia 5500FX

Amazon HEL81 Intel Dual Core T2080 1,73
2 GB ram
Intel Graphics Acelerator 950
Comment 1 teseu 2008-03-07 18:19:13 EST
I ran more tests, I found more info about it. If I use a dial conection, when
kppp shows "login the network" in the log window, the system can freeze, without
using Firefox. Or, if anything more is used, any aplication, or mouse gesture,
the chances of freezing is higher.

I use now the system-config-network to create another conection to the modem and
just activate the modem is not enough to start the problem.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:55:17 EST
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:03:07 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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