firefox hangs at specific pages

Bug #437725 reported by debatem1 on 2009-09-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

Going to certain sites seems to cause FF 3.5 to hang indefinitely.
The easiest one of these to demonstrate is,
which has a java applet that may be the source of the problem; however, several of my other users are
reporting similar issues on other sites and I cannot confirm that they have java applets.

So far, the only resolution seems to be to kill firefox from the terminal, as clicking the "x" simply causes it
to display a blank window with no options.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia ath_hal
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic x86_64

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debatem1 (debatem1) wrote :
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. Do you have Ad Block Plus installed?

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Micah Gersten <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. Do you have Ad Block Plus
> installed?
No, I don't, and AFAIK none of my other users do.

Geremy Condra

Divye Kapoor (divyekapoor) wrote :

Another page to test out the FF locking problem is on washington post:

FF recovers after a while (once the page is completely loaded), however, it is completely unusable in the meantime.

Divye Kapoor (divyekapoor) wrote :

For the record, here's my plugin/themes/addons list---

Addons: Aptana debugger, ColorZilla, Firebug, Ubuntu Firefox Modifications
Themes: Default
Plugins: DivX Web Player, Quicktime Plugin 7.2.0, Shockwave Flash 10.0r45, VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.28.2), Windows Media Player Plugin 10 (compatible; Totem)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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