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custangro 11-04-2007 12:21 PM

Problems with Firefox after Installing 7.10
 
Hello,

Sadly I am writing this from my Windows XP machine :rolleyes:

I was a EXTREMELY happy with Ubuntu 7.04...I normally used Fedora and other Red Hat based Distro...Until I tried Ubuntu and was very happy with it.

So I figured "Since 7.04 was SO good...7.10 would be better"...and it was...until I opened Firefox...

When I am online with Firefox, it will crash. My system will become unresponsive and I have to do a restart via the powerbutton. This usually happens when I am online with Firefox; The system becomes unresponsive and "freezes"

I've checked /var/log/messages with no luck. Where are the error messages (logs) for Fierfox stored? Anyone else have this problem? Should I try another browser (I've heard good things about Opera...)? Or should I just go back to 7.04? Any help would be great...thanks

-Custango

Metaljaz 11-09-2007 07:55 PM

You may want to double check that your video card has the proper drivers installed. Don't know what card you have but are you using restricted drivers?

alf_frommars 11-10-2007 03:48 AM

had the same problem,
commented out all ipv6 rules in /etc/hosts

that works fine,

custangro 11-10-2007 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metaljaz (Post 2953877)
You may want to double check that your video card has the proper drivers installed. Don't know what card you have but are you using restricted drivers?

Yes, I am using the restricted Video Drivers. Should I not? I'll give that a try.

Also I comment out the IPV6 stuff in /etc/host

Metaljaz 11-11-2007 09:00 AM

Which video card are you using? If you are using the ATI based cards and prefer the proprietary 'fglrx' driver take a read at this link:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

Or the NVIDIA driver, take a read here:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Gutsy#NVidia_Driver

When I upgrade from Edgy to Feisty I had lock up problems with firefox and had to upgrade my video drivers. When I upgraded to Gusty I have had no problems and am using the ATI restricted drivers manager to handle the proprietary drivers.

custangro 11-11-2007 07:58 PM

Im using the nVidia Drivers I'll take a look at the forum you suggested; and I'll let you know what happens...

-custangro

Metaljaz 11-12-2007 04:49 PM

You can also check out the below forum which might have a solution. This is the forum that has helped me.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/


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