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Old 10-30-2011, 05:01 AM   #1
farmerluk
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Downgrading to Firefox 6.0.2?


Can anyone assist in downgrading from firefox 7.0.1 to 6.0.2?
The current one I find unstable with flash, whereas I never had a problem before 7.
I have xubuntu 11.10.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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I'm currently using swiftfox 3.6.13 as I am fed up with flash crashing firefox.
I also am aware it's possible I'm causing the instability, but any changes I made to about:config only had a negative effect (if it's that causing) when I was upgraded to firefox 7.
I've tried making a new profile, and started again, and it still crashed.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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Well, you only need to execute the binary from the firefox 6 package to use it.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #4
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Code:
sudo apt-get remove firefox
then download the version you want from mozilla and install it.

Or just download the one you want and extract the archive into a folder in your /home and run it from there using a .desktop file.

Last edited by sgosnell; 10-30-2011 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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what flash ? and what os
you say xbuntu BUT
32 bit or 64 bit ?

if 64 are you using the 32 bit flash ?
32 bit FF ?
or the 64 bit ff with the 32 bit flash ?

and WHAT flash ? flash 10 or 11 or one of the 11 BETA's ( 32 bit or 64 bit )
 
Old 10-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #6
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what flash ? and what os
you say xbuntu BUT
32 bit or 64 bit ?

if 64 are you using the 32 bit flash ?
32 bit FF ?
or the 64 bit ff with the 32 bit flash ?

and WHAT flash ? flash 10 or 11 or one of the 11 BETA's ( 32 bit or 64 bit )

Xubuntu 11.10 32 bit.
Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1

Can someone tell me where to download the deb file for firefox 6?
 
Old 10-30-2011, 11:16 PM   #7
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Firefox-7 is a turkey that never should have been released (yet), and the quick interim-patch version that quickly followed is no better. It's a silent testimony to why you should never allow software to decide to upgrade itself.
 
Old 10-31-2011, 01:40 AM   #8
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Firefox-7 is a turkey that never should have been released
I have not had a single problem with 7 nor with flash
but i am using the 64 bit FF7 build and the 64 bit flash


http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozi...leases/latest/

but if you want to use the old 6

ff5 is here
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozi...te/linux-i686/
 
Old 10-31-2011, 12:05 PM   #9
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Thank you all, found what addon was causing a problem, removed it and finished.
Wasn't the flash, but rather an old vlc plugin.
 
  


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