Casey Bralla on 2 Mar 2009 11:14:13 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Firefox crashes with lots of tabs open

I'm really getting frustrated with flash on my Gentoo system.   Firefox would 
simply freeze, or crash.  I eventually figured out that gnash was the 
culprit.  Removing that solved my probelms. 

On Monday 02 March 2009 1:25:27 pm Gordon Dexter wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > On Monday 02 March 2009 11:00:17 Gordon Dexter wrote:
> >> I'm running Kubuntu 8.04 (avoiding KDE4 for now).  I find when I have a
> >> lot of tabs open in Firefox it's very likely to crash.
> >
> > I started having the same, and more severe issues with FF since the
> > release of 3.0.6.  The problem, according to htop, seems more to do with
> > CPU usage than memory leaks, though it seems to get worse the longer
> > firefox is running. Also, it seems to have more to do with how long it
> > runs and is only accelerated when more tabs are open.
> >

> >
> > When FF froze last time, memory usage was at about 19.5%, CPU usage was
> > at 97%.
> >
> > I did not have this problem with previous iterations of FF 3.
> Do you think it has something to do with the Flash plugin?  I've noticed
> occasionally a website with lots of flash videos will peg CPU usage
> until that tab is closed, even if I'm not actually playing any of the
> videos.  Also (just curious) are you running 64-bit, and if so does the
> flash plugin have any problems with 64-bit?


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