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Crash

Postby ratt on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:56 pm

Why does Mint crash when I visit certain forum websites, and seemingly only some sections? Starts with my ethernet shutting off, then after I reboot, I'll get a kernel panic if I go back to the same place using Firefox's history. What would cause this?
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Re: Crash

Postby mvw on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:39 pm

I don't have a solution, but I'm having similar symptoms, usually when browsing. No response from mouse/keyboard, screen frozen. Nothing works except to unplug it.

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ATI Radeon HD 4650 AGP
WD Blue WD1600AAJS

Could this be a hard drive access error?
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Re: Crash

Postby passerby on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:56 pm

Unresponsive hardware, ethernet shutting off and kernel panic sounds to me like a kernel bug. Might not be, but it's hard to tell without more information.

@ratt: does this happen with any other browsers? It's important to know if it happens with all browsers or just firefox.
You should also try running firefox from the terminal so any errors thrown will display (potentially) useful information.

@both: what kernel version are you running? If you're unsure, open a terminal and type in:
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Re: Crash

Postby ratt on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:27 pm

passerby wrote:Unresponsive hardware, ethernet shutting off and kernel panic sounds to me like a kernel bug. Might not be, but it's hard to tell without more information.

@ratt: does this happen with any other browsers? It's important to know if it happens with all browsers or just firefox.
You should also try running firefox from the terminal so any errors thrown will display (potentially) useful information.

@both: what kernel version are you running? If you're unsure, open a terminal and type in:
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uname -r


Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic. Yes, it also happens with Opera. That's the main reason I tried Opera, to see if it was a Mozilla bug.
Mint 14 64 bit, Gigabyte Z77-DH3 mother board, i7-3770 3.40ghz, Intel 4000 built in video, 120 gb Samsung SSD 840, ethernet chipset: Atheros AR8161, 16 gb of ram.
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Re: Crash

Postby passerby on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:09 am

Try upgrading the kernel via synaptic. You may need to enable backports, but you should be able to get 3.5.0-23; it's only a few versions ahead, but those all-important bug fixes could include one to address your problem.
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Re: Crash

Postby ratt on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:18 am

okay, I upgraded to 3.7.8 kernel, and now my ethernet isn't working at all. I'm using my ancient mac to get on here. Can somebody please tell me what to do now? Please, anybody???
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Re: Crash

Postby ratt on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:00 am

Can anybody offer any help?
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Re: Crash

Postby ratt on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:29 pm

I switched back to the old kernel, and I'm back on the net. I tried everything to install the driver for the AR8161 under the new kernel, but nothing worked. Would I be better off to put in a pci lan card? Would that be better supported?
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