[CentOS] bizarre firefox/X11 problem on centos 5.3

Thu Jul 23 23:51:59 UTC 2009
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

I set up a Centos5 box at work a week or two ago. Today I had this
bizarre, repeatable problem:

fire up firefox 3.5.1, browse to centos.org, go to the wiki, click the
HOWTO button at the top of the page, and either at that point, or a
moment later when clicking the link for the RAID documents, KABOOOOMMM!!!
X dies and you return to a login prompt. I did it at least three times.

Not nice when I have other windows open with unsaved files open.

This box has some nvidia card or other, but I've NOT installed the
closed nvidia drivers. haven't looked, but I guess that means it's
using the nv driver instead.

Never seen that before, anybody else experienced it?

---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
    "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
     heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
------------------------------ Matthew 7:21 (niv) -----------------------------
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