View Full Version : Firefox is causing frequent input lockups for me -- anyone else?

Mr. Picklesworth
August 24th, 2008, 07:27 PM
I can't be the only one experiencing this. Ever since I started using it, Firefox 3 seems to have been causing serious system-wide input lockups with different components. For example, just now I arbitrarily lost the ability to right click and after killing Firefox (which had hanged) that was regained. I often lose keyboard input, being unable even to switch terminals or run the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to kill X. Again, when Firefox comes back to life this is regained. (The problem is, Firefox coming back to life is like waiting for a glacier to race a marathon).

For now I am switching to Midori, which (while reminiscent of Internet Explorer) is the only close-to-stable GTK web browser with a rendering engine that doesn't lead me to strangling my mouse. (Epiphany-webkit being the one I really am looking forward to, but can't use nicely until it does cookies). I already miss the awesome bar, though. It really grew on me.
In the mean-time, I want to know: Does anybody else experience these lockups? Is this Firefox's fault or XInput's fault?
On a less related note: I currently think of this as a wonderful reminder why packaging Firefox by default, whose core development focus targets Windows and maybe MacOS and thus requires an astounding quantity of downstream patches, is a Bad Idea.

Hmm... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=661574

August 24th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I haven't had that problem, but I did have others. I resolved them by disabling an add-on. I think that's a good place to start.

August 24th, 2008, 07:38 PM
I found a couple quick fixes: http://www.opera.com and http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Firefox has caused me so many issues over the past couple years that I've just dropped it :)

August 24th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Did this today and I am windsurfing the net with it.


August 24th, 2008, 10:29 PM
No problems here. Using Kubuntu 8.04. I can view flash content or any other content without any problem.