[techtalk] Random serious freezes

Martin.Caitlyn at epamail.epa.gov Martin.Caitlyn at epamail.epa.gov
Wed Mar 14 14:55:09 EST 2001


> FWIW, I had the exact same problem (also using KDE & XFree86 3.3)...
> after much twiddling I narrowed it down to being caused by
> leaving Netscape running for long periods of time (i.e. days)
> ... then I switched to Opera and have not had a freeze since.

Actually, I've had it happen with Netscape 4.76 merely running for hours,
not days.  I am running XFree86 4.01 and KDE 2.1, so it's not version
specific for X or KDE.  My Mom has been pretty happy with Netscape 6.01.
It still freezes, but less than 4.76 did for her.  She runs XFree86 4.01
and KDE 2.01 so far.  So... I'll probably load 6.01 on my system, but I do
think perhaps I should use another browser.  Pity.

All the best,


Caitlyn M. Martin             martin.caitlyn at epa.gov
Systems Analyst              (919) 541-4441
Lockheed Martin
(a contractor for the US EPA)

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