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Old 12-12-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Firefox crashes left and right


For some reason, recently firefox has started to behave very badly and it's been crashing without reason.

The crashes occur most often on the blogsite myspace.com but they've occured just about everywhere. I'd considered trying to debug it, but I don't know what to run through gdb, firefox is a script that runs a few other apps, and firefox-bin won't run firefox if you run it directly, so I dont' know exactly where to go from here.

Any help would be appreciated.
-Thank you
 
Old 12-12-2005, 10:32 PM   #2
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Well what version of firefox are you using? If you're using some new and unstable version (like I am), then crashes are kind of to be expected. That's the price you pay for bleeding edge versions of programs. Otherwise, it could be extensions that are causing the crashes. I know having to many/having certain ones can cause problems. I don't know if you've just ran firefox through a terminal, but if you haven't that might help to catch some output if you get another crash. I can't really help with the debugging stuff, but hopefully someone else can.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 10:38 PM   #3
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if you are in kde or gnome open a console window and type "firefox" it should then open firefox for you.
if there are any errors or problems they will show up in the console window. thats how i figured out my problem with java extention.
let me know if it helped
 
Old 12-13-2005, 10:47 PM   #4
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I really doubt this helps, but on the console I get

administrator@slackware:~$ firefox
/usr/local/bin/firefox1/run-mozilla.sh: line 451: 7663 Segmentation fault "$prog" ${1+"$@"}

Firefox user-agent string:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050920 Firefox/1.0.7

Last edited by slackwarefan; 12-13-2005 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 08:48 AM   #5
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thats beyond my level at this point. have you tried to check the http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ or firefox forum to see what the problem might be? in the mean time you may wanna try to downgrade to firefox 1.0.6
 
Old 12-14-2005, 10:38 AM   #6
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Do you have the flash plugin installed? If you do, you might try disabling it to test if the problem goes away.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 02:38 PM   #7
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How would I do that?

Thank you
 
Old 12-14-2005, 07:48 PM   #8
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You should have two files called:
libflashplayer.so
flashplayer.xpt

They may be in your plugin directory or maybe in something /usr/lib/mozilla. I'm not sure if it varies from distro to distro (I'm using FC4 and I have them in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib/mozilla/components). At any rate, shutdown firefox then temporarily remove those files and start firefox up again. You can do an aboutlugins to make sure the flash plugin is no longer installed. Then surf around and see if you get the same crash.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 09:01 PM   #9
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and I was surprised it didn't crash in the center ..

firefox in linux works just fine .. don't use it on windows . .it's sucks (every version after 1.0 )
 
Old 12-14-2005, 09:15 PM   #10
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Hmm... the thread in General indicates that Firefox for windows does better than linux.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #11
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I'd have to agree with that. I use it on both regularly and it is much more prone to problems on Linux. Although 1.5 as crashed on on Windows several times so maybe it is equalling out...
 
Old 12-14-2005, 10:38 PM   #12
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1.5 is still beta so it makes sence if it crashes. it is the same reason to why i use firefox 1.0.7 right now.

fyi to check if a plugin is installed or not in the url type:
aboutlugins
and firefox will list all the plugins that it has for you.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 07:30 AM   #13
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ive noticed firefox crashing on multimedia webpages (flash pages, pages with video), so its probably some plugins. Ive been using mplayer plugin for firefox and its been handling all my multimedia tasks very well. Make sure you dont have mutliple media plugins ie. gxine and mplayer browser plugins competting for dominance.

also like previously mentioned check your extensions, and themes...keep stuff up-to-date. Try recompiling firefox disabling certain features (USE Flags) that you dont use or need.

IMHO when all is said and done, firefox for win an lin are about equal.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:22 PM   #14
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Actually, it is not Beta anymore. Official release of 1.5 was a week or two ago.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:04 PM   #15
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The New Firefox 1.5 is absolutely awesome...and amazingly very very fast!

You guys shouldn't have problems with it anymore.
 
  


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