Art Alexion on 2 Mar 2009 11:38:09 -0800

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

On Monday 02 March 2009 13:25:27 Gordon Dexter wrote:
>  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?

Could very well be, though I rarely have flash running on more than one tab.  
I use flashblock and only run animations I want to see (like the main video 
on a youtube page, but not the others on that page).  It may be possible that 
a single video may crash it though.

As to 64 bit, yes and no.  I have one machine running 64 bit and don't recall 
whether flash is working on that machine.  I know I had trouble getting java 
working and don't know if I succeeded.

(I installed FF from instead of the repos, because I didn't know 
about the --no-depends flag of aptitude and didn't want to install gnome just 
to run Firefox. After removing and reinstalling, I don't recall what is 
working.  I usually use that machine just to test the progress of KDE 4 and 
read email.  Use mostly Konqueror on that machine.  Flash does not work under 
konqueror (from the official repo)).  That said, I think even without flash, 
firefox can slow to a standstill on that machine.

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