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Bug 161929 - Temporary Freezes (lockups) when typing into address window
Summary: Temporary Freezes (lockups) when typing into address window
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox
Version: 4.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: massRequestForReproduction
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-28 15:08 UTC by Neall Doren
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-14 15:52:28 UTC
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Description Neall Doren 2005-06-28 15:08:42 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050512 Red Hat/1.0.4-1.4.1 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Firefox literally freezes (though temporarily, between 2-20 seconds) when typing addresses into the browser, or entering into Google search window.  It happens regularly but not with any specific action or sequence.  THE KEY is that it only happens when KDE "klipper" is enabled.  This is an x86_64 issue with RHEL 4 (original and update 1)... I haven't seen it on x86, nor on either x86 or x86_64 under RHEL 3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Firefox 1.04

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enable "klipper" in KDE 3.3
2.Surf using Firefox 1.04

Actual Results:  Occasional freezes of 2-20 seconds.  Always seems to unfreeze.  Entire KDE windows environment misbehaves during this time, then everything returns to normal.

Expected Results:  No Freezes.  None occur when "klipper" is turned off.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brian Woo 2005-09-28 16:20:31 UTC
Yes, I can confirm that this bug exists.  A workaround to that is to enable
"Ignore Selection" in Klipper.

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-01 15:21:15 UTC
Is anybody able to reproduce this with the upgraded version of RHEL 4.*?

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-08 20:41:55 UTC
Since this bugzilla report was filed, we have seriously upgraded Gecko-related
packages, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this
problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their
distribution available.

Please, confirm to us that this bug is reproducible on the latest upgrade of the
supported distribution (that's RHEL, or Fedora 7, 8, and Rawhide).

Setting the bug to NEEDINFO. If I won't get confirmation of reproducability in
30 days, the bug will be closed as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.

[This is mass-changing of bugs which seem to be too old and irrelevant anymore;
we are sorry, if this bug should not be incldued.]

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-12 15:46:41 UTC
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-14 15:52:28 UTC
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
reporter's distribution.

Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional


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