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Old 05-25-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
lPrentice
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Debian Sarge + Firefox


Hello,

I've just upgraded my Debian Woody box to Debian Sarge, updating as well my 2.2 kernel to 2.6.8.2-386.

Using Synaptic, I installed Mozilla-Firefox 1.0.4.2. Firefox seems to work fine except... now and again, following no pattern that I can determine, it terminates.

Most recently I was replying to a LinuxQuestions thread. But before I could complete my reply and click on the submit button, Firefox died -- simply disappeared from my Gnome desktop.

Is this a known bug or a configuration error on my part? I'd much appreciate any ideas/clues to help track this puppy down.

Many thanks,

Lloyd
 
Old 05-25-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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Try deleting your /home/user/.mozilla folder. Make export your bookmarks first. I hope this helps. Keep in mind that by doing that you will need to remake your symlinks(if you have any), as java plugin or mplayer plugin for firefox.

This is all I can think now for the moment

Good luck!
 
Old 05-25-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Try running it from a terminal and see if a useful error message pops up.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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Sarge + Firefox

Many thanks for the responses...

1) Firefox runs fine in root... no error messages. Since I can't cause the termination at will, I don't know if the problem still exists when I run Firefox in root.

2) I don't seem to have a /home/user/.mozilla folder. I do have a /home/lloyd/.mozilla directory.

Should I delete that directory and everything in it?

Thanks for your help and patience with my limited knowledge...

Lloyd
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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2) he means that directory. You'll loose every setting though so you might want to back it up.

As we don't know your user name in linux your home is referred to simple as home, ~ or /home/user/
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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Hello,

OK, I'll give it a shot. May take awhile before I know results.

Many thanks.

Lloyd
 
  


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