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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.
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.
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
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
You should have two files called:
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.
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.