Re: firefox memory leak
Please post output of "top -b -n 1" after you start loosing memory.
When firefox screen went blank
output as below
This does not seem to be a full list.
CPU usage of Firefox is indeed a bit high, but everything else seems
normal. This looks like a simple Firefox crash to me. Things happen.
On the other hand, if Firefox (and Firefox only) crashes very often, you
should investigate. Crashes can be caused by some (especially non-free)
plugins, extensions, and last but not least - lousy backport.
It is also available in Debian Unstable. You might want to try it, if
I though instead of having mixed system, it is better to have
backports. apt-get upgrade for sarge with backports will be better
than for mixed system. I may be corrected and explained if I am wrong.
Sometimes, but not necessary. When using mixed system, you can run into
various dependency problems, but these packages are maintained by Debian
Developers. Backports have no dependency problems, but they are usually
made by people not directly related to Debian, so there is no guarantee
for quality of package. So you see, it depends.
You can also download the source and compile it yourself.