Bug 839400 - xorg freezes in Firefox
xorg freezes in Firefox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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: 818376 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2012-07-11 16:30 EDT by Andrew
Modified: 2013-07-31 13:47 EDT (History)
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Description Andrew 2012-07-11 16:30:39 EDT
Description of problem:

Due to some similarities, this may be a possible revival of bug473347 (which others who were still experiencing this bug were encouraged to open as a new bug).

When using FireFox 13.0.1 for an extended period of time (30 min +) or occasionally much earlier when scrolling (usually with the scroll wheel), the system will freeze (clock, and if present, CPU monitor cease updating visually) and stop responding to key presses and mouse clicks. The mouse however can still move across the screen but system is otherwise unresponsive, even to the tower's power button forcing me to cut off power using the switch on the power supply in order to reboot the system. When bug occurs, keyboard's built-in LEDs will not reflect any further changes to cap lock, num lock or scroll lock status indicating that the bug is not just visual but in fact is no longer responding to the keyboard.

Test pages used where bug occurs most often:





Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.19.0-5.fc17 (32-bit)
firefox 13.0.1 (32-bit)
kernel-3.4.4-5.fc17 (32-bit)

How reproducible:

Almost always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Browse the web as you normally would for up to a half hour
3. Select a long page like google search results or an eBay listing and scroll completely from one end of the page to the other and vice-versa
Actual results:

System stops responding except to mouse movement. Things that constantly update like the system clock or CPU monitor stop updating.

Expected results:

System should continue responding and operating normally.

Additional info:

This bug is easier to catch if you adjust your system clock to display seconds and / or have a CPU monitor open so you can observe exactly when the lock-up occurs. Occurs on a clean installation of Fedora 17 32-bit platform with the default LXDE packages and FireFox using the installation DVD with official online Fedora repos for installation of the most recent packages during install. No changes have been made to the system in regards to system or firefox settings. No skins, plugins, etc. were installed either.

Test computer uses the LXDE environment exclusively with no other environments installed.

System Specs:

Model: E-Machines T2885 (modified with a PCI sound card and extra RAM; onboard sound card disabled via BIOS)

OS: Fedora Linux 17 (32-bit) with LXDE only

Motherboard: Intel D845GVSR

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Celeron (2.8GHz, 400MHz Frontside Bus, 128kb L2 cache)

RAM: 1 GB (512 MB x2) DDR 266 (PC-2100) SDRAM

GPU: Intel 845GV chipset with Intel 82845GV Graphic and Memory Controller Hub (Configured with an 8 MB framebuffer in BIOS - highest available setting)

Audio: CM8738 5-channel PCI 2.0 sound card
Realtek AC'97 onboard sound card (disabled in BIOS)

LAN: Intel PRO / 100 VE Ethernet adapter
Comment 1 Miroslav Mamrak 2012-07-27 16:02:50 EDT
*** Bug 818376 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Miroslav Mamrak 2012-07-27 16:08:24 EDT

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 3 Miroslav Mamrak 2012-07-27 16:10:07 EDT

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
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Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-31 13:47:48 EDT
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