User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 Firefox hangs (almost) completely. Oddly enough - at least to me, is that the window will minimize and restore, but it won't repaint itsef. I another window is above it then removed, the visual contents are still within the firefox window. When this happens, I open gnome-system-monitor, and it shows firefox in a "futex wait" state. This is always the case! I have tried to see if there are any correlations to specific apps or actions, but it does seem very random, although it a tab is loading, and you try to scroll or open a menu, or even switch to a different tab, this seems to cause the problem a lot, but on some occasions, this has happened when sending the tab to a new URL. FWIW: I typically have two or three tabs open, and I know at least one of them auto-refreshes ads on it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.No specific steps to reproduce. very inconsistent, but quite frequent. 2. 3. Actual Results: see details section. But do note that it is in a "futext wait" state. Expected Results: firefox to continue to repaint itself and reload a page I do have cool-previews running, but I get the same problem with or without it.
What website is this that causes the hang? Try safe mode. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+mode
Severity: critical → major
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
no specific site. It is very inconsistent concerning when it happens. But it does frequently.
quick update: I tried safe mode. Same results. Several times. I do have a periods of large data transfers through my wan - but not on the same subnet as I am running firefox. This does slow down firefox dramatically, fetching pages, as well as sending data. I occasionally get a "disconnected" or "cannot contact to site" message page due to traffic delays. Maybe firefox gets into a deadlock waiting for a response while trying to do some gui thing (which is typically when it freezes)? This is just a guess, though. FWIW: this does happen quite frequently to me, at least once a day.
This problems appears to have been corrected in the latest release: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 I have been using this for awhile, and no futext dead-locks. CoolPreviews add-on does seem to slow the entire app down - I notice this when there are already several tabs open. But no errors. I will leave the status unchanged. Any of you firefox-er's can change it to "resolved" if you feel it is. I didn't see any other comments on this, but I do thank you for whatever someone did to fix it :-).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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