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Old 10-15-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Firefox -- glitch?


Hey again.
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?

Thanks muchly,
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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create a new user account on your PC... log into it and try firefox from that account... don't install any extensions or anything like that... does the problem occur in the new account also??
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:43 PM   #3
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what version? any extensions? it shouldn't be crashing like that. what distro/version? are you up to date with stuff? (gtk, flash, java, etc.?)
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:48 PM   #4
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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 1.5.0.7.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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glitch happens.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:51 PM   #6
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I just wish I knew how to fix it... this is so frustrating.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:52 PM   #7
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On a side note, the default session type for my test account is Xfce, while my primary account is Gnome. Ima try a session in Gnome with test and see if it still works.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:55 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Diomedes
I created a new user, and Firefox runs perfectly.
yeah, i imagined that might be the case...

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...
Code:
rm -fr ~/.mozilla
or if you wanna keep a copy instead just in case:
Code:
mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.bak

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Old 10-15-2006, 10:56 PM   #9
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Quote:
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On a side note, the default session type for my test account is Xfce, while my primary account is Gnome. Ima try a session in Gnome with test and see if it still works.
yeah, good idea...
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:59 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:06 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:11 AM   #12
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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?
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:29 AM   #13
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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...
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:18 PM   #14
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No, I have been installing them system-wide. I just tried installing flash system-wide as well as for my user account, and both do the exact same thing.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:23 PM   #15
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weird... FWIW, this is what my flash install looks like (i'm also on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS):
Code:
win32sux@jamie:~$ md5sum /usr/lib/firefox/components/flashplayer.xpt
a81fd3b03b8c6d6e5a14298110718d3f  /usr/lib/firefox/components/flashplayer.xpt
win32sux@jamie:~$ md5sum /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
e06131e32a0aa171b8c7965acbf6e6d9  /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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