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Old 04-30-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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Firefox randomly closes


This is really pissing me off! Firefox and Mozilla will randomly exit. It doesn't happen with every page I load, i don't think it's a problem w/ plugins because the websites that cause it to close don't have any plugins, I tested them in Konqueror. For example: www.linuxpackages.net causes it to close and so does www.f-prot.org but not this site, yahoo or many others.

CORRECTION: firefox outputs no errors when run from the console and Mozilla outputs this:

/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7b/run-mozilla.sh: line 451: 17367 Segmentation fault "$prog" ${1+"$@"}

Sorry for the hostile nature of this post, this is just really frustrating me and I think I've had too much coffee

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Old 04-30-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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I'd be curious to know if you figure it out, too. I've had some occasional random closings of Firefox, especially with pages that use lots of apparently MSIE-specific scripting and whatnot. (one that has given me problems is suprnova, another was VISA). Probably a bug of some kind. I haven't had as many since I upgraded to version 0.8, though - have you tried that?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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I downloaded Mozilla from mozilla.org instead of the precompiled slack packages and it seems to have fixed it on that end

However, it still happens in Firefox and I'm using v0.8
 
Old 05-01-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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I also get a random closing from firefox 0.8 every once in a while. It seems to happen when im downloading alot of stuff - very inconvienent.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 08:42 PM   #5
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Try using the gtk 1 build of it, if you're using the other one.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 08:59 PM   #6
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I'm using the GTK2 version (I think), the craziest part of all is the fact that it has randomly stopped doing that! lol, I can view the afforementioned websites fine today
 
Old 05-02-2004, 01:08 AM   #7
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Well, since it was segmentation fault...
 
Old 05-02-2004, 01:57 AM   #8
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I understand your post now that I've looked up the textbook definition of a segmentation fault... makes sense now. It's not like I was running Firefox w/ an unusually high or small memory load so I don't see why it happened at that time. It's fixed now

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Old 05-12-2004, 02:16 AM   #9
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I'm having a similar problem, but I don't think its because of a specific page. After browsing for a while (viewing several pages), firefox will either a) refuse to respond when I try to click a hyperlink or b) close without any warning, and without any error. I have no idea how to fix this, and I tried posting in the firefox support forum today with no response

Please kind souls, can anyone help me solve this problem? Its getting really annoying! I'm running MDK 10.0 on 2.6.4 kernel with KDE. I made a link/icon to the executable on my launch bar that simple executes: /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefox
 
Old 05-12-2004, 05:30 AM   #10
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Where did you install it from? The rpm repositories or from the website? Did you try a different build?
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by beejayzed
Where did you install it from? The rpm repositories or from the website? Did you try a different build?
I installed it from source, specifically the tarball named: firefox-0.8-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz

No I haven't tried a different build. Maybe I shouldn't use the i686 though? I'm still confused about the i386/i586,i686 stuff I'm running on an Intel 800MHz Pentium III...

(PS: Thanks for replying )
 
Old 05-12-2004, 04:13 PM   #12
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What I mean by a different buit is, the gtk built not the gtk2 + xft one.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 08:36 PM   #13
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I know at least know when it happens. Whenever my firefox closes without warning after i click a link its always because i'm activating a plugin of some sort. Other plug-ins do work though so it might be a problem with the plug not firefox.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 05:35 AM   #14
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Alright then, move all the plugins except for the null one and keep adding them ( and restarting the browser) until it starts crashing.
Also, run it from a terminal, so you can see the output when it crashes.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:56 AM   #15
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Maybe check Mozillazine forums?
 
  


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