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glennzo
4th July 2010, 04:30 PM
This morning I've booted my Fedora 13 laptop, loaded Firefox and what do I see? I see what's in screen shot #1. I've used Firefox on my desktop today. No issues. I booted Ubuntu on the same laptop and loaded Firefox. No issues. I'm using Opera right now, on the laptop. No issues. I have another install of Fedora 13 on this laptop. Same issues. The only difference I can see right now is that the laptop uses Intel graphics while the desktop uses NVidia graphics. I don't think it's a graphics issue though because Ubuntu on the laptop uses the same graphics card, of course. I've downgraded xorg-x11-drv-intel as I believe there was a recent update to it, no change, so I updated it again. Firefox versions are exactly the same on the laptop and desktop while running Fedora. Didn't check the Ubuntu version. There were some Nautilus updates lately too and there are Nautilus errors in .xsession.errors, so, I though that maybe I'd try downgrading nautilus-extensions (not sure if that makes sense or not) but it would have taken out half of the building so I passed on that one.

At times, but not every time, when Firefox gets all garbled I can't close it, can't minimize it and I can't switch to other applications or shut the computer down. Nothing works, and it feels as if the computer is locked up hard even though I can move the mouse. I can switch to a VT though and do whatever I wish. I used a reboot command to reboot the computer since I can't do anything else. Reboot changes nothing. Just remembered. I even downgraded Firefox and xulrunner. Didn't help.

To me, it's something with this computer while running Fedora 13 and it has to do with recent updates. This was not an issue even as recently as last night.

This looks like the last normal update.

[glenn@leonardo ~>$ sudo yum history info 60
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
Transaction ID : 60
Begin time : Fri Jul 2 03:30:23 2010
Begin rpmdb : 1410:b3c3bcf87d362eaacb51fc914b3fcffc72142ec8
End time : 03:33:07 2010 (164 seconds)
End rpmdb : 1411:366a9d7a6a8d2695628c80fbfae93f8a0c4bacda
User : Glenn Johnson <glenn>
Return-Code : Success
Transaction performed with:
Installed rpm-4.8.0-14.fc13.i686
Installed yum-3.2.27-4.fc13.noarch
Installed yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.27-2.fc13.noarch
Installed yum-presto-0.6.2-1.fc13.noarch
Packages Altered:
Updated alsa-utils-1.0.22-1.fc13.i686
Update 1.0.23-3.fc13.i686
Updated autocorr-en-1:3.2.0-12.24.fc13.noarch
Update 1:3.2.0-12.25.fc13.noarch
Updated babl-0.1.2-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.1.2-4.fc13.i686
Updated coreutils-8.4-6.fc13.i686
Update 8.4-7.fc13.i686
Updated coreutils-libs-8.4-6.fc13.i686
Update 8.4-7.fc13.i686
Updated cups-1:1.4.3-6.fc13.i686
Update 1:1.4.4-5.fc13.i686
Updated cups-libs-1:1.4.3-6.fc13.i686
Update 1:1.4.4-5.fc13.i686
Dep-Install dialog-1.1-10.20100119.fc13.i686
Updated elfutils-0.147-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.148-1.fc13.i686
Updated elfutils-libelf-0.147-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.148-1.fc13.i686
Updated elfutils-libs-0.147-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.148-1.fc13.i686
Updated evince-2.30.1-2.fc13.i686
Update 2.30.3-1.fc13.i686
Updated evince-libs-2.30.1-2.fc13.i686
Update 2.30.3-1.fc13.i686
Updated evince-nautilus-2.30.1-2.fc13.i686
Update 2.30.3-1.fc13.i686
Updated gawk-3.1.7-3.fc13.i686
Update 3.1.8-1.fc13.i686
Updated gdb-7.1-27.fc13.i686
Update 7.1-28.fc13.i686
Updated gegl-0.1.2-2.fc13.i686
Update 0.1.2-3.fc13.i686
Updated gimp-2:2.6.8-6.fc13.i686
Update 2:2.6.9-4.fc13.i686
Updated gimp-help-browser-2:2.6.8-6.fc13.i686
Update 2:2.6.9-4.fc13.i686
Updated gimp-libs-2:2.6.8-6.fc13.i686
Update 2:2.6.9-4.fc13.i686
Updated gnome-settings-daemon-2.30.1-6.fc13.i686
Update 2.30.1-7.fc13.i686
Updated gzip-1.3.13-3.fc13.i686
Update 1.3.13-4.fc13.i686
Updated hpijs-1:3.10.2-11.fc13.i686
Update 1:3.10.5-1.fc13.i686
Updated hplip-3.10.2-11.fc13.i686
Update 3.10.5-1.fc13.i686
Updated hplip-common-3.10.2-11.fc13.i686
Update 3.10.5-1.fc13.i686
Updated hplip-libs-3.10.2-11.fc13.i686
Update 3.10.5-1.fc13.i686
Updated initscripts-9.12-1.fc13.i686
Update 9.12.1-1.fc13.i686
Updated libcgroup-0.35.1-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.35.1-2.fc13.i686
Updated libpng-2:1.2.43-1.fc13.i686
Update 2:1.2.44-1.fc13.i686
Updated libpng-devel-2:1.2.43-1.fc13.i686
Update 2:1.2.44-1.fc13.i686
Updated libsane-hpaio-3.10.2-11.fc13.i686
Update 3.10.5-1.fc13.i686
Updated libsmbclient-3.5.3-61.fc13.i686
Update 3.5.4-62.fc13.i686
Updated libsysfs-2.1.0-7.fc13.i686
Update 2.1.0-8.fc13.i686
Updated libtiff-3.9.2-3.fc13.i686
Update 3.9.4-1.fc13.i686
Updated logrotate-3.7.8-8.fc13.i686
Update 3.7.8-9.fc13.i686
Updated net-tools-1.60-102.fc13.i686
Update 1.60-103.fc13.i686
Updated samba-3.5.3-61.fc13.i686
Update 3.5.4-62.fc13.i686
Updated samba-client-3.5.3-61.fc13.i686
Update 3.5.4-62.fc13.i686
Updated samba-common-3.5.3-61.fc13.i686
Update 3.5.4-62.fc13.i686
Updated samba-winbind-clients-3.5.3-61.fc13.i686
Update 3.5.4-62.fc13.i686
Updated shadow-utils-2:4.1.4.2-5.fc13.i686
Update 2:4.1.4.2-7.fc13.i686
Updated system-config-printer-1.2.2-4.fc13.i686
Update 1.2.3-3.fc13.i686
Updated system-config-printer-libs-1.2.2-4.fc13.i686
Update 1.2.3-3.fc13.i686
Updated system-config-printer-udev-1.2.2-4.fc13.i686
Update 1.2.3-3.fc13.i686
Updated system-setup-keyboard-0.8.5-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.8.5-2.fc13.i686
Updated telepathy-glib-0.10.6-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.10.7-1.fc13.i686
Updated telepathy-mission-control-1:5.4.2-2.fc13.i686
Update 1:5.4.3-1.fc13.i686
Updated xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.11.0-4.fc13.i686
Update 2.11.0-5.fc13.i686
Updated xsane-common-0.997-3.fc12.i686
Update 0.997-8.fc13.i686
Updated xsane-gimp-0.997-3.fc12.i686
Update 0.997-8.fc13.i686
history info

Or maybe the one before that.

[glenn@leonardo ~>$ sudo yum history info 59
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
Transaction ID : 59
Begin time : Thu Jul 1 03:13:29 2010
Begin rpmdb : 1410:183414deab61c4c13aaeef04cc9859e2f82085c5
End time : 03:13:50 2010 (21 seconds)
End rpmdb : 1410:b3c3bcf87d362eaacb51fc914b3fcffc72142ec8
User : Glenn Johnson <glenn>
Return-Code : Success
Transaction performed with:
Installed rpm-4.8.0-14.fc13.i686
Installed yum-3.2.27-4.fc13.noarch
Installed yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.27-2.fc13.noarch
Installed yum-presto-0.6.2-1.fc13.noarch
Packages Altered:
Updated gdb-7.1-26.fc13.i686
Update 7.1-27.fc13.i686
Updated gstreamer-plugins-ugly-0.10.14-1.fc13.i686
Update 0.10.15-1.fc13.i686
Updated lftp-4.0.7-1.fc13.i686
Update 4.0.9-1.fc13.i686
Updated nspluginwrapper-1.3.0-12.fc13.i686
Update 1.3.0-13.fc13.i686
Updated python-setuptools-0.6.10-3.fc13.noarch
Update 0.6.13-3.fc13.noarch
history info

Hmmm. nspluginwrapper? Wonder if that's the culprit?

Anyhow, anyone care to speculate on what they may see here, either with the last 2 updates on my description of what's going on with Firefox?

glennzo
5th July 2010, 11:16 AM
Well. Problem seems to be gone, apparently as soon as Google changed back to the usual logo. Seems the animated 4th of July logo was giving my computer fits. It's all good now.

Dandapani
5th July 2010, 12:45 PM
I had the same issue with my new Intel video display computers with the Google 4th of July doodle. It became so bad that the entire X window desktop would freeze. I have ctrl-alt-bksp enabled, and while that would cause X to restart, it would not restart the desktop allowing login. I had to reboot the machine.

glennzo
5th July 2010, 12:48 PM
Yup. Reboot was the only option. Switched to Opera for the day.

Dandapani
5th July 2010, 01:25 PM
Yup. Reboot was the only option. Switched to Opera for the day.

I switched to bing.com for the day, myself. :)

Zanpactou
5th July 2010, 01:32 PM
libpng maybe but it looks more like a problem on google's side, I think.
That image looks corrupted and was likely corrupted on google's servers before you downloaded it at a guess.

Thanks,
Zanpactou

Dandapani
5th July 2010, 01:58 PM
libpng maybe but it looks more like a problem on google's side, I think.
That image looks corrupted and was likely corrupted on google's servers before you downloaded it at a guess.

Thanks,
Zanpactou

The problem wasn't the image (png), I grabbed a copy of it and it displayed fine. The problem lie in the HTML5 animation of it somehow. What I don't understand is how that locked up the entire X display. After a few minutes, the display froze with only mouse cursor movement showing.

Zanpactou
5th July 2010, 02:04 PM
Would be interesting if their is a cached version of that page, to link it here because I have an Intel card and would be interested in seeing if it happens here.
I won't have noticed it because I use Opera or Chromium and google.co.uk to search.

Thanks,
Zanpactou