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    Default Freezing screen (firefox + acroread)

    I am running openSUSE 11.1 with KDE 4.2.1 on a MacBook Pro.

    The whole screen freezes sometimes. I noticed that this happens only after viewing embedded PDF content in Firefox. (It is not happening always).
    My firefox version is 3.0.7 and my acroread version is 8.1.3.

    The machine goes very slow and does not respond to anything so that I was not even able to run "top" to see what is happening. I tried to ssh from another machine but it gets timed out.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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    Default Re: Freezing screen (firefox + acroread)

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    Acrobat Reader has always been a bit of a piece of **** in its integration
    with browsers. I typically install 'PDF Download' (2.1.0.2 currently) as
    soon as I can so that my PDF loading is no longer stupid. It hooks in
    between the browser's desire to let the plugin do everything and the
    plugins' own incompetence and lets you choose what to do whenever you
    select a PDF (open, just download, send it to the plugin, etc.). Without
    this the Acrobat plugin is obnoxiously slow when downloading a PDF
    (significantly slower than Firefox on its own obviously) and causes the
    symptoms you have reported.

    Good luck.





    syampillai wrote:
    > I am running openSUSE 11.1 with KDE 4.2.1 on a MacBook Pro.
    >
    > The whole screen freezes sometimes. I noticed that this happens only
    > after viewing embedded PDF content in Firefox. (It is not happening
    > always).
    > My firefox version is 3.0.7 and my acroread version is 8.1.3.
    >
    > The machine goes very slow and does not respond to anything so that I
    > was not even able to run "top" to see what is happening. I tried to ssh
    > from another machine but it gets timed out.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this problem?
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Freezing screen (firefox + acroread)

    Yea, I will get rid of acroread. Okular is getting better.

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