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Old 07-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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ubuntu & firefox - segmentation fault

Firefox decided to stop working properly a little while ago. When I click the firefox icon firefox 'restore session' dialog open then nothing happens (regardless of which one I choose)

When I start from a termial same story and I am getting this error.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I've reinstalled and remove installed and I still get it. After a re-install it'll work until the next time I shutdown and reboot.

Fortunalty with apt reinstalling is easy enough, still after having to do this for the last few weeks, it's getting old. Any idea how to fix this?

Firefox 2
ubuntu 7.10
hp Laptop

Last edited by SyCo123; 07-21-2008 at 04:04 PM. Reason: typo
Old 07-22-2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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probably corrupted session data in your ffox profile. uninstall ffox. Then open a terminal:
[user@localhost:~]$ cd ~/.mozilla
[user@localhost:~/.mozilla]$ mv firefox firefox-prev
this will remove (but save) your old profile settings (bookmarks, session, plugins, etc)

reinstall ffox, it should ask you the bookmark importing or whatever and show you the welcome to ffox first time page. After that, you can copy your plugins, bookmarks, add-ons (xpi?) from ~/.mozilla/firefox-prev/. But be careful not to create another corrupted profile and waste your time.

Good luck!


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