#3854 Message2 crashes my firefox

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Chris Nandor
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2007-01-10
2007-01-10
Gianni Mariani
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I'm using firefix 1.5.0.9 and very often it will freeze when I open a slashdot discussion, usually on the bigger discussions. I've reverted to using the previous system and all is well.

I suspect this is a firefox bug as well as a WinXP bug manifesting itself throught firefox.

Basically what happens is the firefox freezes and grabs 100% of the CPU, after that occasionally when I kill firefox the entire machine crashes too (thanks WinXP).

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  • Chris Nandor
    Chris Nandor
    2007-01-10

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    Have you tried FF 2?

     
  • Gianni Mariani
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    I just installed FF2 and it also crashes/freezes/hogs CPU. Although I have get to crash WinXP totally like FF1.5 does.
    It only seems to crash on the large threads. Threads with less than 100 (or so) messages seem to work OK.

     
  • Chris Nandor
    Chris Nandor
    2007-01-10

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    Can you give me your user name and a URL of a discussion that crashes you? I have a very old PC with WinXP on it that I use for testing, and it seems to handle discussions OK, but maybe there's something in your user prefs different from mine causing a problem. Also, what are the specs on your machine (CPU, memory, anything else of importance)?

     
  • Gianni Mariani
    Gianni Mariani
    2007-01-11

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    This one crashes it reliably:
    http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/10/1546223

    It only crashes once the page is fully loaded (or appears to be fully loaded)

    CPU : Centrino 2 Core
    Mem: 2Gig (just firefox and thunderbird running)
    Video: Nvidia 1920x1200 (it is running nView)

     
  • Chris Nandor
    Chris Nandor
    2007-01-12

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    Something is screwy here. I am using FF 1.5.0.8 on a very old Pentium and WinXP and nothing crashes. Nothing nearly as capable as your box (Pentium II with 256MB RAM!). Now, we did just update the code on Slashdot tonight, you could try again ... ?