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Old 02-25-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
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Question CentOS 5.1 - Firefox repeated crashes


Hi,

I've recently installed CentOS 5.1 onto my laptop, and I'm having problems with Firefox crashing on a regular basis.

Firefox seems to be randomly crashing with no obvious trigger I can recreate, although I think this has started since I installed Adobe Flash player. I have this flash package:

Code:
$ rpm -qa|grep flash
flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-release
I'm not getting anything messages or Xorg.log, although this doesn't seem that surprising.

Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?

Cheers,
Steve
 
Old 02-26-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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Not something I have experienced regularly on multiple systems, but I am using the rpmforge flash plugin.

Honestly, I get more Firefox crashes in window$ than in CentOS5.

Did you install 32-bit or 64-bit CentOS5?

Code:
# uname -rpmi

2.6.18-53.1.13.el5 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

# yum list installed flash*

flash-plugin.i386                        9.0.115.0-1.el5.rf     installed

# yum list installed firefox

firefox.i386                             1.5.0.12-9.el5.centos  installed
 
Old 02-26-2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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Did you install 32-bit or 64-bit CentOS5?

[code]# uname -rpmi

2.6.18-53.1.13.el5 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
I'm on a 32bit platform. Same kernel version as you, though obviously not the 64bit version.

I also have the same firefox package, though interestingly a different package for flash. I have the same version of flash, but I installed via the Adobe site. Maybe I'll try uninstalling this package and using the rpmforge package. It's not actually crashed yet tonight though.

Cheers,
Steve
 
Old 02-26-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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I have upgraded firefox on both Red Hat and CentOS 5 to 2.x and have had better experiences. Here is a howto. Once you are at v.2 firefox upgrades itself much like the versions on Windows.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 08:55 AM   #5
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Interesting...I think the 1.5.xx branch of Firefox is the most unstable I've used. I might just go to the SeaMonkey actually.

Still I guess sticking 2.0.xx on is painless so might be more in keeping with the standard CentOS desktop.

Cheers for the input.

Steve
 
  


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