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Oh, the old box has other issues, but that graphics lockup carp had been really annoying me lately. A lesson to learn, though, for ALL LInux users of any distribution;
It's NOT a good idea to go outside of your repos for software.
Well, for months now, I've been experiencing weird graphics lockup of my system. It seems to ONLY happen when I view certain pages/images within the newest Firefox that I've been running for the past couple years in Slackware. I can duplicate this every time by just attempting to view a Google Map, specifically when I try to use "Street View" within that map page.
I just now reverted to the standard ESR version of FF that is in the Slackware repos. I'm hoping this will eliminate the video bugaboos.
OK... I just went to Google Maps and used Google Street View with no issues whatsoever, so my questions/suspicions have been answered. YAY!
My now current Firefox version is: 68.12.0 ESR (64-bit)... far cry from FF 118.x, but that's fine. This ESR version works okely-dokely for me.