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Old 11-07-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
justanothersteve
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Help Please - I Broke Firefox


Hi. I was installing a plugin (not theme or extension) from mozilla's site when firefox crashed on me. I then couldnt get it to open. I rebooted but it didnt help, I tried to remove it through synaptic then reinstalled it but it still wouldnt run. I then tried to execute it through terminal and saw it is causing a segmentation fault.

I googled firefox "segmentation fault" but only came up with a few people having similar problems but couldnt find a fix.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-07-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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Backup your ~/.mozilla directory and then start firefox.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thanks reddazz, firefox loads now.

Another question, when I load it through terminal it loads but displays the following

Extension System Warning: Failed to set up default extensions files probably because you do not have write privileges to this location. While you can run Firefox like this, it is recommended that you run it at least once with privileges that allow it to generate these initial files to improve start performance. Running from a disk image on MacOS X is not recommended.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:30 PM   #4
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Do exactly what it says, run it once as root for all extensions to be registered and work properly.
 
  


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