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I've been running Elementary OS Luna on my HP nc6400 for about a week without any problems but on a recent nc6400 that I picked up and that my wife ...
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- 08-25-2013 #1
Firefox locking up.
So, why would it lock up on one laptop but not on another identical model?
- 08-25-2013 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
One may have a fault. Get the diagnostic software for these systems from HP and run it, overnight at least.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 08-25-2013 #3
I just said the heck with it and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS onto it. We'll see if it locks up now. If not then we know it was a software glitch, if it still does then I'll download the HP software and run it to see if something is wrong with the hardware.
- 08-26-2013 #4
Well, it looks like it was Elementary OS Luna on my wife's nc6400 that was making Firefox lock up. Not sure how or why, seems to run ok on my nc6400. I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS onto her laptop and it ran perfect, Firefox didn't lock up at all. I think I might even go with a different "flavor" of Linux, probably Point Linux MATE. Anyway, glad to see I was able to get it fixed.
- 08-26-2013 #5
Did you try disabling any extensions for Firefox? I would also be running a memtest on the machine which is often an option on the Grub menu.
- 08-26-2013 #6
Nope, didn't disable anything in Firefox. Only installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS onto her nc6400 and it ran perfect last night. Problem solved. Has to be a glitch in Elementary OS Luna that makes it not play well with Firefox, that's probably why they ship it with Midori as a browser instead of Firefox but I can't make heads or tails out of Midori, I'm a Firefox kind of guy so that's what I run.
- 09-03-2013 #7
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- Sep 2013
- New York
Any more suggestion regarding disabling any extensions for Firefox? I need some more brainstorming. Any advice regarding it will be welcome.
- 09-03-2013 #8
Might be worth having a look under about:plugins and making sure that dom.ipc.plugins.enabled is set to true as this will stop misbehaving plugins (and I'm looking at you Flash) crashing or locking the browser.
- 09-03-2013 #9
I've installed Linux Mint 15 MATE on the offending laptop and it seems to be running fine now. I do always run NoScript which kills Java and Flash plugins so they can't mess with stuff unless I let them run. Not sure what the problem was, if it was Elementary OS Luna or Ubuntu 12.04LTS that wasn't playing well with Firefox or what. Mint seems to be doing ok for now though.