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5l4y3r
February 12th, 2009, 04:54 PM
I'm having this problem when using Firefox 3 in Ubuntu 8.10 (both updated).
It happens randomly in many pages, some of them don't even have flash videos. It freezes the entire system and I have to force a reboot.
If anyone have a clue on how to solve this problem please share.
Thanks.

Michael.Godawski
February 12th, 2009, 04:57 PM
hi,

are you sure it happens only when using Firefox?
Have you tried to run it via the terminal and check the System Logs for errors?

5l4y3r
February 12th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Yes. It only happens when using Firefox.
Can you please tell me the steps to check the System Logs for errors?

kostkon
February 12th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Yes. It only happens when using Firefox.
Can you please tell me the steps to check the System Logs for errors?
System → Administration → System Log

To add more logs, select File → Open and then go into the

/var/log
folder where the system logs exist.

5l4y3r
February 12th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Alright. I'll wait and see if the problem happens again then I'll post the log here.
Thanks a lot.

5l4y3r
February 20th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Hi. I've been trying to find anything suspicious or wrong in the logs when the freezing occur but nothing so far. For example, if the freezing occur at 3:30, the last log registered is from 3:20 and there's nothing wrong with this last log.
So I started investigating anything wrong with the flash player I had installed since the installation of 8.10. I opened Aplications > Add/Remove and typed 'flash' then a package called "Macromedia Flash Plugin" appeared and was unmarked. I've found that really strange because I had flash installed long time ago and sites like YouTube were working OK.
Then I installed this plugin too and went testing it for 2 days now. So far the freezings are gone. Pages with the minimum flash that before were freezing the entire system now aren't.
Let's wait a little longer and see if it really works. Thanks for the help and tips.