general protection fault

I have a computer with opensuse 15.4, it has been having a lot of crashes, I think must be some hardware issues. I thought it may me be motherboard, so I have changed it and make a fresh install of the OS. First use, I open firefox, and I get a crash

kernel:  1798.435295][T12354] traps: Isolated Web Co[12354]  general protection fault ip:7fb08ab9ce26 sp:7fff329e0f60 error:0 in[7fb085c2f000+8a7a000] 

may be the processor?

Motherboard: “Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3”
uP: 16.4.2 “AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Processor”
graphics card
[FONT=monospace] Model: “ASUSTeK EN210 SILENT”
Vendor: pci 0x10de “nVidia Corporation”
Device: pci 0x0a65 “GT218 [GeForce 210]”
SubVendor: pci 0x1043 “ASUSTeK Computer Inc.”
SubDevice: pci 0x8334 “EN210 SILENT”


Check the system ram… run memtest86 on it, and/or pull clean contacts and reseat.


# pinxi -C --vs
pinxi 3.3.22-11 (2022-10-23)
  Info: dual core model: Intel Core2 6600 bits: 64 type: MCP cache: L2: 4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1600 min/max: 1600/2400 cores: 1: 1600 2: 1600
# pinxi -GSaz
  Kernel: 5.14.21-150400.24.21-default arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 7.5.0 parameters: root=LABEL=<filter> ipv6.disable=1 net.ifnames=0
    noresume mitigations=auto consoleblank=0
  Desktop: KDE v: 3.5.10 tk: Qt v: 3.3.8c info: kicker wm: kwin vt: 7 dm:
    1: KDM 2: XDM Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.4
  Device-1: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]** vendor: driver: nouveau
    v: kernel non-free: series: 340.xx status: legacy (EOL) last:
    release: 340.108 kernel: 5.4 xorg: 1.20 arch: Tesla process: 40-80nm
    built: 2006-13 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
    active: DVI-I-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: VGA-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a65
    class-ID: 0300 temp: 65.0 C
  **Display**: x11 **server: X.Org** v: 1.20.3 **driver: X: loaded: modesetting**
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa alternate: nouveau,nv,nvidia dri: nouveau gpu: nouveau
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  **Screen**-1: 0 s-**res: 3600x1200** s-dpi: 120 s-size: 762x254mm (30.00x10.00")
    s-diag: 803mm (31.62")
  Monitor-1: DVI-I-1 pos: primary,left model: NEC EA243WM serial: <filter>
    built: 2011 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 94 gamma: 1.2
    size: 519x324mm (20.43x12.76") diag: 612mm (24.1") ratio: 16:10 modes:
    max: 1920x1200 min: 640x480
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-1 pos: right model: Dell P2213
    serial: <filter> built: 2012 res: 1680x1050 hz: 60 dpi: 90 gamma: 1.2
    size: 473x296mm (18.62x11.65") diag: 558mm (22") ratio: 16:10 modes:
    max: 1680x1050 min: 720x400
  API: OpenGL v: 3.3 Mesa 21.2.4 renderer: NVA8 direct render: Yes

No problem apparent here with same GPU, 2 hours system uptime, and Firefox ESR 102.4.0.

When you open Firefox, how many tabs are restored? Is there any particular website that is troublesome? Which Firefox version?


Which Leap 15.4 system repositories are you using?

On another thread, the issue seems to be that, the System repositories were changed to “” which is the Packman repository – which ain’t guaranteed to be consistent …