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    Sudden, unexpected freezes

    Hi guys,

    lately I'm experiencing these unexpected, randomly, from time to time occurring freezes when using Chrome. Any ideas why this happens?

    I'm on Ubuntu Studio 12.10 x64 bit with kernel pinned to version 3.5.17 (base kernel) but get all the other updates.

    As mentioned, this only occurred while using Chrome so far, thus am unable to provide any logs.

    It seems odd to me as I couldn't experience any higher CPU usage.
    Last edited by Anathaen; December 8th, 2012 at 06:04 PM.

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    Re: Sudden, unexpected freezes

    Are you able to detect a pattern behind the freezing, for example, always happens when application X is also running, or always happens when visiting a particular website?

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    Re: Sudden, unexpected freezes

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F4U View Post
    Are you able to detect a pattern behind the freezing, for example, always happens when application X is also running, or always happens when visiting a particular website?
    Mostly this occurs on Facebook. I think I didn't observe such behaviour when visiting other sites.

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    Re: Sudden, unexpected freezes

    I had the same problem back in Oct. I had an ongoing thread on this. here is the link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2008813
    If you read through the tread, you will see some of the things that were happen to me. Maybe it might help to fine out what is going on.
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    Re: Sudden, unexpected freezes

    Ok, correction, this does not happen on Facebook only. I monitored the memory usage of Chrome and I've got 4 GB of RAM, Chrome eating 1.5k of it, that could be the problem I guess.

    I know alternatively I could use Firefox, but that's an even greater resource eater.

    Any suggestion on how to optimize Chrome possibly (I know removing a few addons could do)? I am well aware what people say, that Chrome eats a lot of CPU and RAM due to it opening every tab as a new window.

    Is there a big difference between Chromium and Chrome when it comes to memory usage? Although I highly doubt it.

    Alternatively, can someone recommend a good, lightweight web browser with excellent web support and somewhat support for addons? I'd highly appreciate, if that particular browser had prepense bookmark handling (great export features for backup and restore) and possibly Greasemonkey and an Adblocker.

    Thanks to all in advance.
    Last edited by Anathaen; December 8th, 2012 at 07:24 PM.

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    Re: Sudden, unexpected freezes

    Quote Originally Posted by Anathaen View Post
    Ok, correction, this does not happen on Facebook only. I monitored the memory usage of Chrome and I've got 4 GB of RAM, Chrome eating 1.5k of it, that could be the problem I guess.

    I know alternatively I could use Firefox, but that's an even greater resource eater.

    Any suggestion on how to optimize Chrome possibly (I know removing a few addons could do)? I am well aware what people say, that Chrome eats a lot of CPU and RAM due to it opening every tab as a new window.

    Is there a big difference between Chromium and Chrome when it comes to memory usage? Although I highly doubt it.

    Alternatively, can someone recommend a good, lightweight web browser with excellent web support and somewhat support for addons? I'd highly appreciate, if that particular browser had prepense bookmark handling (great export features for backup and restore) and possibly Greasemonkey and an Adblocker.

    Thanks to all in advance.
    A couple of point, 4 GB is more then enough RAM to run both Chrome and Fire Fox together.
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    And if Chrome is only using 1.5k that nothing. I use all three browser from time to time, Chrome, FF, and Chromium. I use different browser for different things. Overall memory usage I believe is not an issue. Now temperature could be. If your CPU runs to hot it could cause a lockup.
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