Frequent lockups :(

phm moonpunter at
Tue Mar 29 18:12:48 CEST 2016

Please add re-configuring your display manager to your list of things to
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:27:20 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:
>> 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.
> I did try leaving the PC for an extended time (around 30 minutes) but
> it was still non-responsive. There's no way for me to navigate
> anywhere when it happens, neither keyboard nor mouse produce any
> effect. 
> Brian. 
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