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Old 12-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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Firefox Segmentation Fault


Hi folks,
When I open the www.wikipedia.com website my firefox browser its crashing. Also, I tried to open it using the terminal as fallows:
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[Ashok@station130 ~]$ firefox www.wikipedia.com
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0/run-mozilla.sh: line 159: 12396 Segmentation fault      "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
Initially its opening the website but when I proceed it crashed. Why?
 
Old 12-15-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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I think that problem could be caused by running a very old firefox release.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
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.. Yes, Firefox-1.0 is five years old,
probably the most insecure, you can use.

*
You still miss out to tell, which Linux, you are using.

The script 'run-mozilla.sh' will not start firefox.
The other script by name 'firefox' will.
( Sometimes it has been moved to /usr/bin/ ,
difficult to tell, when your Linux is unknown.)
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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Update your Firefox first off. After that try creating a new profile .
 
Old 12-16-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
You still miss out to tell, which Linux, you are using.
I don't know my kernel version. But when I type the command uname -a its output is shown as fallows:
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[Ashok@station130 ~]$ uname -a
Linux station130 2.6.9-5.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 5 19:30:39 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Can you say what is my kernel version and where the problem is?


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Update your Firefox first off. After that try creating a new profile .
How can I update my firefox in linux?
 
Old 12-16-2009, 02:08 AM   #6
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OK, kernel-2.6.9-5.ELsmp : Redhat EL 4.0 .
The February 2005 version.

And firefox-1.0.4 : Same age.

Time to renew your Redhat paid account. ?
'up2date' can update Firefox, etc.
I guess, you never updated anything.
1000+ packages to be updated ?

The current firefox for RH EL4 : firefox-3.0.15-3.el4
It has some dependencies → compatibility packages.
At least five of the " evolution28* " packages.
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Last edited by knudfl; 12-16-2009 at 09:05 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2009, 02:47 AM   #7
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when I run the command up2date its showing some Red Hat Configuration Window with several options. Actually I am new to this. So, can you tell me what are the checkboxes I have to check to make this update process successful?
 
Old 12-16-2009, 09:10 AM   #8
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If it is a recent install, why not get version
EL 4.8 ? And install that instead.

Then you will have the most of the new updates.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 01:46 AM   #9
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knudfl,

Can you please know me the settings I have to check as posted in the above reply.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 02:30 AM   #10
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Sorry, I have no Redhat subscription.
And as such, I never used up2date.

If you have a Redhat account : May be ask Redhat.

And please verify, that you have the 'paid for' support.
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