Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476665
Gnome freeze using Firefox
Last modified: 2018-04-11 05:10:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I went to this site using Firefox in Fedora 10:
After a few time Gnome was frozen and I couldn't restart it. I think is a Gnome problem because there was no sign of a kernel failure (the blinking caps lock) and the music in Rhythmbox kept on playing... Maybe I'm wrong.
Of course, I don't want Firefox to work... Actually I do but, more important, Gnome should, at least letting me restart it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Firefox
2. Go to: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/features/
My gnome freezes (until I can move the cursor nothing works, some time after I can't!), and yours?
I can peacefully read that page!
Can you attach your xorg.conf (if you have one) and /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?
Created attachment 327130 [details]
My xorg.conf file
Created attachment 327131 [details]
My Xorg.0.log file
From the directory: /var/log/
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My xorg.conf file
From the directory: /etc/X11/
Could this be related:
(In reply to comment #5)
> Could this be related:
Thank you, but this isn't the same problem at all: it isn't related to the audio, Gnome freezes whether I'm listening to music or not.
I had the freeze also going in another famous Italian web mail service (Alice Mail, but after the login). It means it's a problem I (and other people) could have with more than one website.
Moreover, I had no problem accessing this site with Fedora 9, nor accessing others. I have a working pair of old kernels registered in GRUB, to be sure I'm going to try to go to that website with FC9.
It does happen also with the older kernel
it's only the kernel to be different, I ran on FC10 anyway.
Before I hadn't any kind of problem, so it might depend from the update to the 10th version of FC.
I have problems with the frame of Google Translate, too.
With Opera I can go on the pages that freeze using Firefox with no issues.
I've changed the severity because it happens with many sites! I must use Opera that doesn't always work (due to its low popularity), so sometimes I must use Firefox in Windows! Bill Gates laughs, he still can!
Finally, I've found the guilty: I'm sorry, I was forgetting I'm using the compositing manager in Metacity, in fact if I disable it, my computer doesn't freeze with the site above.
Maybe the Metacity compositor isn't popular enough, anyway I still don't know what to do when my computer locks up...
(In reply to comment #10)
> Maybe the Metacity compositor isn't popular enough, anyway I still don't know
> what to do when my computer locks up...
Metacity compositor is a severe hack, which was never officially supported. I think if it doesn't work for you, the advice is simple -- don't use it.