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I have a problem that is crashing my GUI all the way back out to the login prompt in CentOS.

It seems to be reproducible, but not 100% of the time. Basically if I go to Youtube and search for something, click on the first result, it crashes. But some stuff loads fine - like the featured videos on the front page.

I am using firefox 3.6.13.

What can I check? I already tried to add something this guy suggested:

My video card is a Nvidia QuadroFX 550

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When the system crashes to your login prompt, do you mean graphical login prompt, or text login prompt? – JeffG Mar 7 '11 at 17:42
I see the text login prompt briefly, then it automatically comes back to the graphical – Derek Mar 7 '11 at 17:46
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If I were you, I would check the xorg logs. It sounds to me like maybe flash is crashing your gnome session (unless you are running kde).

I have had crashing problems with gnome before where it would do the same thing (log out to prompt). Take a look in the logs for gnome as well.

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So after doing some digging, I had to add some module load paths to the xorg file because in the log there was an error loading the GLX modules, which was coming from the X conf not nvidia – Derek Mar 7 '11 at 18:06

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