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FireFox going dim, then locks system solved

Postby maprx on Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:55 am

I can be viewing a web page via firefox. Out if nowhere, the screen will dim and the system will lock. This has happened on straight ubuntu 7.10 and now mint 4. I am running restricted drivers for nvidia fx 5200 card. I just took off special affects. I am waiting to see if this occurs. This has not happened on my pclinuxos, partion, or my fedora 8 partion, or my mandriva 2008 system. So I am assuming it is a ubuntu think??? Any ideas :?: :?: :?:

ps installed dbus if that will help
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby Husse on Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:40 am

Nope - this is not Ubuntu, it's Firefox
At least I think it's Firefox that has problems.
In the new Ubuntu and thus Daryna when an application gets gray it's working hard and close to be ready and then it gets back to normal - fire up Synaptic and see what happens if you search for some application....
So if it stays gray its locked
But the entire screen should not be grayed out...
So we have to look at Firefox. Are you doing something special when it happens?
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby Kynan on Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:25 am

I get a similar problem but it occurs whenever i'm viewing video streams or playing a java based game. At first it will lag up a bit then it will go grey.
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby enchance on Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:56 am

Yeah, this is so annoying in firefox. It just goes gray and sometimes takes a very long time. The only programs I'm running alongside it are Deluge, XMMS, Gnome Terminal and some Nautilus windows. I hope Firefox v3 finds a fix for this since it is most certainly a resource allocation problem.
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby maprx on Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:08 am

Yes, it causes the system to run at 100% cpu, firefox is now almost completely unusable
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby enchance on Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:38 pm

I hate to say it but I think the Windows version of Firefox ran faster than the one bundled in Linux. :evil:
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby maprx on Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:14 pm

I never had a problem with firefox until this version of mint or ubuntu 7.10
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby Husse on Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:43 pm

It's odd isn't it?
A lot of people complain about Gutsy being unstable - and thus Daryna should be unstable. It's so far rock solid for me.....
I've had similar experiences in lots of cases, but then I have had applications that were unstable so they were useless when others had no problems at all. That's the strange world of computers.
What about uninstalling the present version and finding an older or newer version
Here is a link to the latest version 2.0.0.9
http://www.mozilla.com/products/downloa ... lang=en-US
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby Kynan on Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 pm

Husse wrote:It's odd isn't it?
A lot of people complain about Gutsy being unstable - and thus Daryna should be unstable. It's so far rock solid for me.....
I've had similar experiences in lots of cases, but then I have had applications that were unstable so they were useless when others had no problems at all. That's the strange world of computers.
What about uninstalling the present version and finding an older or newer version
Here is a link to the latest version 2.0.0.9
http://www.mozilla.com/products/downloa ... lang=en-US


Thanks Husse i upgraded and it did fix my problems thank you. I recommend everyone try this who is having trouble, if you haven't already got the latest version.
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Re: FireFox going dim, then locks system

Postby blu3ness on Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:22 pm

happens when Firefox tries to load up java VM or flash player in some rare cases

I don't have this problem.
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