User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Mozilla 1.2 through 1.4 alpha freeze for no apparent reason while browsing. There is no apparent pattern, however it is happening frequently, like once every 30 minutes, usually when on a complex site like www.nytimes.com Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce Steps to Reproduce: Browse NY Times on the web. Actual Results: Freezes and has to be killed and re-started. Expected Results: Kept going.
Forgot to mention that this has only happened after installing RedHat 9. Both upgrading from 8.0 and starting over with a clean install had the same problem. Previously with RedHat 8.0, all versions 1.2-1.3 worked fine.
are you using an RPM (xft/gtk2) build? does Mozilla use CPU during the hang?
The default mozilla 1.2 installed via rpm that ships with Redhat 9 has the problem as do downloaded versions from mozilla.org How do I check that it uses CPU? -- IV
It just hung again requiring a kill -9. No pattern. Here is the output from ps aux: ivaldes 4815 0.0 0.4 4172 1116 ? S 14:29 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/local/mozilla/run-mozilla.sh /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla-bin ivaldes 4821 4.4 18.3 117664 46976 ? S 14:29 0:24 /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla-bin
> downloaded versions from mozilla.org there are a couple different versions available from mozilla.org. Did you grab an RPM or an installer build (.tar.gz)? you can see if it uses CPU with "top". ps reports only the average % CPU used by the process since it started.
RPM from Redhat for the default installation of 1.2, the rest were tar.gz I'll try tops next time, but it looks it is using considerable CPU because the system is less responsive and it shows up as anywhere from 4 to 18 % using ps aux until I kill it. -- IV
According to top, it isn't using any CPU. -- IV
I have the same problem, but I can reproduce it by going to instable.net. This site works fine in other browsers and worked fine in rh 8.
I've observed this numerous times - at least 20-30 times/day. When I strace it, it's stuck on a select()
Suspect this might be a library problem - Evolution 1.2.4 has started doing the exact same thing. Both Evolution and Mozilla worked fine on RH 7.3 (same installation). After upgrading to 9, things started breaking. If I get more time I'll endeavour to find out more.
I'm seeing the same problem but I thought I'd add a little more info. It seems that it always locks up for me after using the scroll wheel. In other words, I can make it hang every time I hit nytimes.com just by scrolling up and down the page. It will also hang scrolling in the inbox window of the mail reader. I'm running Redhat 9 with all the erratas installed. I'm using mozilla 14b.
wfm with firefox using Reh Hat Linux 9 (Ximian desktop 2 though on top) Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040415 Firefox/0.8.0+
WFM on both sites, after google, mozilla.org and mozillazine.org. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040419
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Michael: this bug doens't have anything resembling useful information a developer could use to fix the problems described-- and "NEW" bugs in Browser-General are pretty useless.
RedHat 9 is not supported by RedHat, Mozilla 1.4 also, I can't reproduce it on my Fedora 9/Seamonkey 2 alpha, so i thinks this would be INCOMPLETE.
(In reply to comment #16) > RedHat 9 is not supported by RedHat, Mozilla 1.4 also, I can't reproduce it on > my Fedora 9/Seamonkey 2 alpha, so i thinks this would be INCOMPLETE. > Dude, this was originally filed 5 years ago. It is so gone.
The fix, if there ever was one and this was not just an aberration, is unknown.