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gevie 06-12-2014 05:21 PM

Firefox continues to crash
 
I keep having the problem of Firefox crashing. When I type in about:crash It always give the reason for crash as: SIGSEGV Can anyone tell me what is causing the crashes and how to cure the problem.

Firerat 06-12-2014 06:15 PM

Need details,

Mint version ,
Firefox version ..

Some background info on that error


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmentation_fault

First thing to try is memtest, you may get the option when you boot up (in grub menu )
You may have bad memory, so rule that out first ..

If you get memtest errors , try removing 'sticks' and see if things improve, I.e. re-run nemtest

Search for memtest86+ if you get stuck..

if mem seems ok, come back with the version info, plus anything else you may think of..

metaschima 06-12-2014 06:26 PM

What version of Filefox, and is this the only program that crashes ? How many extensions do you have installed ? Flash player ? Java ? When does it crash ? specific site ?

gevie 06-13-2014 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firerat (Post 5187275)
Need details,

Mint version ,
Firefox version ..

Some background info on that error


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmentation_fault

First thing to try is memtest, you may get the option when you boot up (in grub menu )
You may have bad memory, so rule that out first ..

If you get memtest errors , try removing 'sticks' and see if things improve, I.e. re-run nemtest

Search for memtest86+ if you get stuck..

if mem seems ok, come back with the version info, plus anything else you may think of..

Firerat:

Thank you for your reply. This seems to make sense. I was thinking possibly I had a bad video card. But the idea of having bad memory sounds more reasonable. I did a fresh install about a month ago. Thinking I may have had a virus or something. However that did not help. Prior to the fresh install I also had Chrome and Opera and they would crash too. Since the new install I have something wrong with the OS that wont let me use synaptic or software manager. I think it had something to do with dpkg. I really don't know how to run the memtest and the other things you suggested. Is it possible to help walk me through it. I really appreciate your help.

Gordy

Firerat 06-13-2014 07:51 AM

try turning off the PC/Laptop...
then turn on, you may see memtest listed in the grub menu.

if not
http://www.memtest.org/

Probably the easiest way is to download an iso version, and 'burn' to disk, then boot from that.


Edit:, and yes .. it could be video card.

If mem is ok, pay attention to what metaschima is asking


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