Frequent lockups :(

Allin Cottrell cottrell at
Tue Mar 29 02:27:20 CEST 2016

On Mon, 28 Mar 2016, brian wrote:

> Is there anybody else out there using Debian Jessie 64-bit and XFCE on
> an AMD PC who, for the 3 or 4 days, has been seeing frequent lockups
> of their PC? The crashes seem to occur when I'm using a browser, and
> using Iceweasel is worse than using Chromium. [...]

FWIW, I'm on Fedora with Xfce 4.12 and browsing with Firefox. And 
recently I've had several lockups on certain complex websites (e.g. 
the Guardian newspaper). Firefox is non-responsive and there seems 
to be a huge memory drain. In my case it's not a complete crash -- 
if I can navigate to a terminal and "killall firefox" I can at least 
partly recover, though it seems to leave the system sluggish till 
the next reboot.

Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University

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