Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505467
Firefox 3.5 Freezes the entire system, after a random time
Last modified: 2009-07-02 12:14:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox, after some random time, just freezes the entire system, and rebooting is the only remaining thing to do.
It never happens with anything else, it's clearly firefox that does this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Very often, randomly (can't find out why and when this happens)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just run firefox
2. Randomly browse the web
When the computer is "frozen", is it really frozen? Aren't you by chance able to press Ctrl+Alt+F2 and get into console? Or if you have some other computer around, wouldn't you be able to connect to your "frozen" computer via ssh? If either of these questions could be answered "yes", could we get /var/log/Xorg.0.log, /var/log/messages, /var/log/dmesg, and (if you have any) /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Could you also take a look at top output to find out which process takes most of the CPU?
Thank you very much.
The sound doesn't stop, only the screen stops to react.
I can't go to an other Console (ctrl+alt+fx), but I can log on the computer with ssh.
(not that it is NOT due to RAM error, because I just changed it, and it still happens)
Here are the asked log files.
Created attachment 347754 [details]
Created attachment 347755 [details]
(note that there is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file)
Created attachment 347756 [details]
Also note that this already happened with firefox 3.5beta3 (compiled version from the official website), on Fedora 10.
Oh, and I forgot to look at the top's output.
The process taking 100% of the UC is /usr/bin/Xorg
Blaming Xorg then.
This also happens when I use baobab.
In fact, this happens with many others softwares…
Like compiz fusion, for example.
Is there anything else I could provide to help you find out what's the problem ?...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 498457 ***