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This time my trouble is with Mozilla Firefox. I can run it smooth as silk most of the time. However, on certain pages (gmail, for example, and other sites that make use of what I suppose I could call Web 2.0 -- embeds, JS, Flash plugin, etc), as soon as the page load gets to a certain point the app just crashes. No warnings, no errors, just poof, it's gone. Has anyone had a similar problem? How can I fix this?
I created a new user, and Firefox runs perfectly. I don't understand... I have never installed any new themes or extensions, and all of my plugins are up to date.
I am running Ubuntu 6.06, Firefox 18.104.22.168.
so now what you wanna do is make sure your fresh user account had the same plugins as your real account... if so, then plugin problems can be ruled-out...
since it would them seem your issue is a corrupt configuration, the next step to take would be to delete the contents of your firefox folders (BACKUP YOUR BOOKMARKS FIRST)... then start firefox again and re-configure it...
like win32sux says, just make a new directory. when i have problems i usually move the old one to something like ~/.mozilla/firefox.sav, restart firefox, and then move bookmarks into the new directory. then you can redo your plugins, extensions, etc.
Yay! It worked! *happy dance* Thank you guys so much. Early on I guessed that a corrupt cofiguration was the problem, but I think I abandoned this theory due to the fact that I did not know where Firefox stored its config files... :P Thanks a lot.
Yarr... It seems that the problem lay within me installing plugins. I have tried to install the Flash, Java, and Adobe Acrobat plugins individually (deleting all traces of the plugin every time) and they all crash Firefox. When I remove the plugin after it crashes Firefox resumes normalcy. How does this make sense? Is there something wrong with the actual binary?
sounds like you are installing them within your user account... i have the flash plugin installed system-wide with no issues... java also, although i don't really use that so i'm not sure how it's behaving... see if having the flash plugin (and only the flash plugin) installed system-wide makes any difference...