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Old 01-28-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Firefox: Floating point exception

I'm running Ubuntu 5.10 [Breezy] with KDE 3.5 and I have Firefox 1.5.

Today, my firefox began saying this:
exit@Black-Feather:~$ firefox
/opt/firefox/ line 131: 10203 Floating point exception"$prog" ${1+"$@"}
exit@Black-Feather:~$ echo $?
I have no idea what happened. It worked fine just before rebooting, but rebooting again doesn't help.

I created a new user, and firefox runs if I login as him!!! Why?
I tried to move the directory ~/.mozilla out of the way, thinking that it was the source of the problem, but that didn't help either.

I'm writing this using Konqueror and I miss my Firefox....... Please help!

EDIT: I don't use the Ubuntu package. I use the .tar.gz from, installed in /opt/firefox.

Last edited by exit3219; 01-28-2006 at 11:11 AM. Reason: clarifications
Old 02-03-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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do you have a ~/.firefox ????
Old 02-04-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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No, I don't. But I've solved the problem.
I traced back everything I did that day, and it seems that I have installed some extra fonts to ~/.fonts, via KDE Control Center. I moved ~/.fonts out of the way and it's all working now.

I'd still be grateful if somebody would tell me how some new fonts can cause such an error in Firfox, though.


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