For the last few weeks, my Fedora computer has been locking on me. I've read through the forum, and see that others experience similar problems when using Firefox 1.07 (which is on my Fedora machine). When I'm surfing, eventually Gnome and Nautilus seem to lock. I can still surf, and close the firefox window, but I can't access anything else, not even terminal. My icons on the desktop disappear, and the menu bars won't respond at all.
Lately, this has happened a few times a day. I'm careful to not work on anything important if I'm surfing.
I don't yet have the skill to install Firefox off the website. I've tried, but get lost once I try to open the downloaded file. The command line thing is like math class. I can learn any language I need, but trying to keep 6's and 9's straight in my head is difficult (a problem called disnomia), so command line can be somewhat frustrating.
Yum hasn't updated Firefox yet, and I'm wondering how much longer.
I really hate having to go to my Windows XP box, just so I don't have to worry about a crash.
I'm not lazy! I'm a Personal Energy Conservationist.
Fedora Core 5, Compaq 5004US, 1.1Ghz Athlon, 640MB, 16MB Nvidia TNT2, 200Gb HD