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Old 10-13-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
Bob P
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Firefox and Mozilla Windows Close Spontaneously


I've run into alot of problems with Konqueror causing crashes and Signal 11 when browsing sites like Yahoo. Out of frustration, I had decided to try FireFox and Mozilla.

Unfortunately, with both Mozilla and FireFox, the browser windows all close spontaneously. Any ideas?

SuSE 9.1 professional. TIA!
 
Old 10-13-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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Run them from a terminal and see what error messages you get. That will give us some direction on a fix.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:37 AM   #3
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Hello:

I have had the same problem happened to me a few times. When I have had the problem, what I have been able to figure out is that it has been caused by a buggy Java app in whatever page I am browing at the moment and that caused the Mozilla/Firefox crash. Sometimes updating the pertaining Macromedia plug-in (Flash, etc.) has eliminated or minimized the problem. Maybe that will also work for you.

HTH

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Old 10-14-2004, 11:56 AM   #4
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This might be your problem here.

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Old 10-14-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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While surfing, I'm getting the following errors displayed in the console. Nothing appears to be going wrong in the FireFox window, even though these errors are being displayed in the console:

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(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (ge t_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (ge t_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (ge t_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (ge t_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (ge t_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (get_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (get_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (get_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (get_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed

(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (get_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed
when the window finally fails and closes prematurely, this is the only output that i get in the console:

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Segmentation fault
SuSE 9.1, KDE 3.2. thanks.

Last edited by Bob P; 10-14-2004 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:08 PM   #6
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Sure looks like there's a mime type that isn't properly defined. What version of gnome-vfs is installed? Perhaps a freshen of that rpm? What are your versions of Mozilla and Firefox? Just more or less shooting in the dark...

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Old 10-14-2004, 10:16 PM   #7
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Suse 9.1
Kde 3.2
Firefox 0.9.3
Gnome? I don't use it. Its whatever came with Suse 9.1.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 11:13 PM   #8
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Have you considered updating Firefox to 1.0PR? SuSE has an rpm on their ftp server.

You have some Gnome components installed by default with SuSE so that GTK/Gnome apps will run in KDE. It's not enough to actually use the Gnome desktop.

Sometimes deleting the Firefix/Mozilla prefs folder will help too with crashes. Be sure to save your bookmarks before you delete anything.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:22 PM   #9
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Originally posted by kastorff
Have you considered updating Firefox to 1.0PR? SuSE has an rpm on their ftp server.
thanks. i've browsed through the SuSE FTP server and couldn't find the RPM. Do you know which folder its supposed to be in?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:38 PM   #10
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look here:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozilla/firefox/1.0PR/
 
Old 10-15-2004, 06:14 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link! I was looking down the wrong tree on the FTP site.

I've upgraded to Firefox 1.0 PR, but I'm still having problems. When running from the console, the error messages while browsing have vanished --

This error has disappeared completely:

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quote:
(Gecko:10263): libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: file gnome-vfs-mime-info.c: line 916 (ge t_value_real): assertion `!does_string_contain_caps (mime_type)' failed
but I still have the browser close on me spontaneously, and "Segmentation fault" appears in the console.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 06:28 PM   #12
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Originally posted by MagicMan
This might be your problem here.

MagicMan
oh, i thought you had the answer! it turns out that I am already running FreeType2 version 2.1.7-53, the version that was recommended as a downgrade to fix the problem. has anyone got any other ideas?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:57 PM   #13
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I mentioned this earlier, but missed it if you gave it a shot...copy your .mozilla folder in your home directory somewhere else and visit the sites you're having issues with. Also, when they crash, are you accessing something with multimedia content...i.e. RealPlayer, QuickTime, Windows Media?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:28 PM   #14
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Any chance you're running the newer Xorg with the Composite Extension enabled? Firefox and Mozilla crash whenever they hit a website with Flash in it while you have the composite extension enabled.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 05:01 PM   #15
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Originally posted by kastorff
I mentioned this earlier, but missed it if you gave it a shot...copy your .mozilla folder in your home directory somewhere else and visit the sites you're having issues with. Also, when they crash, are you accessing something with multimedia content...i.e. RealPlayer, QuickTime, Windows Media?
hmm. do you really mean COPY, or do you mean MOVE?

fwiw, i looked in the Home directory, and there isn't a .mozilla folder. maybe this is one of the Suse quirks, but it isn't there. does firefox create a .mozilla folder in the Home directory in Suse 9.1?
 
  


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