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Old 10-26-2004, 05:08 PM   #1
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Firefox freezes at "Save", "Download"

I just downloaded and installed Firefox on my SuSE Pro 9.0 system with Ximian Desktop 2. Galeon was installed with XD2 and I subsequently downloaded and installed Mozilla.

In Firefox, every time I try to save or download any file, Firefox freezes, the window greys-out, and eventually I get a "kill application" message.

Now, not only does trying to "Save" or "Download" freeze Firefox, so does attempting to "Save" and "Download" in Mozilla, too. I'm back to using Galeon, which I would prefer not to use.

I'd appreciate guidance on how to fix this and get Firefox to work for me.

TIA kjmorris
Old 10-26-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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Have you tried a clean profile? Rename ~/.mozilla/firefox to move it out of the way
Old 10-26-2004, 09:48 PM   #3
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Andrew - Thanks for your suggestion. I moved both ~/.mozilla/firefox and ~/.mozilla/default and cfreated new users by importing preferences, settings, etc. Unfortunately, the result was the same. kjmorris
Old 10-27-2004, 01:05 AM   #4
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Do a #strace on firefox and see if anything interesting shows up.

Please refer to the man pages for strace.
Old 10-27-2004, 03:44 PM   #5
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I re-did a clean profile, i.e. I didn't import either bookmarks or preferences during creation of the new profile. Then, I imported the bookmarks only and re-did my preferences. It seems to be working fine now.

Thanks. kjmorris


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