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    don1977 NNTP User

    Default System freezes on idle

    I'm running OpeneSUSE 11.0 with KDE4 on a HP Pavilion ze2000 laptop. Most of the time if I leave the system alone for more than 5 minutes, it will freeze up. I can still move the cursor around but nothing else responds.

    I've disabled any suspend settings in KPowersave. No screensavers are enabled. I've checked the bios for anything that would suspend the system and found nothing.

    I looked at other freeze related threads and couldn't come up with anything. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: System freezes on idle

    > Any ideas?

    no promises, but you can have a look at: http://tinyurl.com/6oo8cg

    good luck...and, when you find YOUR solution, be sure and post it
    here....'cause if i see it i will update that page (if you found a
    new cause/effect)..

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    don1977 NNTP User

    Default Re: System freezes on idle

    Thanks DD - looks like Firefox might be the culprit. I left the system idle with no windows open and just a konsole window and no hangs either time. Left it running with Firefox open and it froze up like usual.

    I think it's time I gave Konqueror another shot as my web browser.

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    Default Re: System freezes on idle

    don1977 wrote:
    > Thanks DD - looks like Firefox might be the culprit. I left the system
    > idle with no windows open and just a konsole window and no hangs either
    > time. Left it running with Firefox open and it froze up like usual.
    >
    > I think it's time I gave Konqueror another shot as my web browser.


    wow...happy to be of service..

    but, you might also try updating Firefox to 3.0.1 (search the forum
    to learn how to do it via YaST--read the caveat below...if your
    machine melts, it is not my fault!)

    and, it might be worthwhile to see if you can find a SUSE/Firefox
    person willing to try to figure out where the bug is in YOUR setup
    ('cause most sure do NOT have that problem)..

    OH, i wonder if you are running 64 or 32? 'cause if you have a 64
    system you MIGHT find that a 32 bit firefox is SMOOTHER than than the
    64....i run nothing but 32 bit stuff here on a 64 CPU just because it
    is easier, and more stable..

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    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315) via NNTP, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, KDE
    3.5.7, SUSE Linux 10.3, 2.6.22.18-0.2-default #1 SMP i686 athlon

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    don1977 NNTP User

    Default Re: System freezes on idle

    Running 32 bit kernel and firefox 3.0.1. I'll go with your suggestion to find a Firefox/Suse expert to track down the exact reason...going to also load up a fresh user and see if firefox freezes the desktop.

    Thanks again!

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