Ubuntu 10.10 Crash, the unholy ‘gtk-gnash’

Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010


For starters this does not happen very often but it is irritating never the less. Whenever I start firefox there is a strong hum and it seems that the CPU is trying to do a lot. Occasionally, the system also gives up and restarts.

Now, a restart does not sound good.

A top on the command line showed that gtk-gnash was hogging more than 80% of the CPU, not sure doing what.

Later I found this forum link too which seems to be about the same issue.


Anyway for now, I have uninstalled the mozilla plugin with

sudo apt-get remove –purge gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash

and it seems to be working fine.

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