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Old 10-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #1
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Firefox issues


I am running Firefox 38.0.1 on Fedora 22. About every other time, when I have more than two tabs open. It freezes and no matter what I seem to do I always seem to reboot my PC to fix it. Also flash keeps wanting to update, but there is no new version for Linux. How do I fix this problem too?
 
Old 10-07-2015, 09:09 PM   #2
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Try upgrading to FF 40 or 41.
The version your running could have vulnerabilities.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

As far as the flash issue you have to click on activate adobe flash to make the video run.
AFAIK there isn't a fix for flash and I'm pretty sure that there won't be one in the future.

FF 41 for Fedora 22-
http://www.tecmint.com/install-firefox-in-linux/
 
Old 10-08-2015, 09:46 PM   #3
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Everything worked out fine, accept one thing I cannot install it I can run it just not install it. Also lets say I just keep it has a file and never install it. How do I make a shortcut to that?
 
Old 10-08-2015, 10:58 PM   #4
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You should be able to install it.
The third link should have worked for you.

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From a terminal you can run "gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new". Or you can use the file manager to go to "/usr/share/applications" and copy an existing shortcut. Then you can right-click and go to the properties to edit it.
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/que...rtcuts-solved/

If that doesn't work install the gnome-tweak-tool. (assuming your using Gnome 3)
<OR> Create a Desktop file.
http://xmodulo.com/create-desktop-sh...her-linux.html
 
Old 10-09-2015, 05:30 PM   #5
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Heres a screenshot.

I am trying to find the command or file I can attach to the shortcut so it works. I tried using just the file location but it failed I don't know what else to do.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:27 PM   #6
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Hold on a second here, Fedora 22 is the latest version, so you should have at least Firefox 40 on there! If you haven't already then update your packages!
Edit: I just ran a dnf update on my virtual Fedora 22 instance and it's going to upgrade to Firefox 41.
As for Flash, I'll play if I get the chance but, put simply, it is being updated for Linux with security and bug fixes so however you installed it it should be updated the same way (I'm guessing there may be a Fedora package for it but I don't use it enough to know).

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Old 10-09-2015, 07:10 PM   #7
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Run this in your terminal and post the output-

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firefox --version
273 is right you should have FF 40 if you have kept your Fedora up to date.
 
Old 10-12-2015, 01:58 PM   #8
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output is...

bash: firefox: command not found...
 
Old 10-12-2015, 02:08 PM   #9
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@273

I fixed the problem with your advice thx..
 
Old 10-13-2015, 12:44 PM   #10
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I fixed the problem with your advice thx..
Glad to help. Remember that Fedora is a cutting-edge ditribution with up-to-date packages so making sure you run updates regulalry (Ii'd do it daily but others who know Fedora may give better ideas) is part of using it.
 
Old 10-19-2015, 11:28 AM   #11
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Try upgrading to FF 40 or 41.
The version your running could have vulnerabilities.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

As far as the flash issue you have to click on activate adobe flash to make the video run.
AFAIK there isn't a fix for flash and I'm pretty sure that there won't be one in the future.

FF 41 for Fedora 22-
http://www.tecmint.com/install-firefox-in-linux/
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Originally Posted by Ztcoracat View Post
Try upgrading to FF 40 or 41.
The version your running could have vulnerabilities.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

As far as the flash issue you have to click on activate adobe flash to make the video run.
AFAIK there isn't a fix for flash and I'm pretty sure that there won't be one in the future.

FF 41 for Fedora 22-
http://www.tecmint.com/install-firefox-in-linux/
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!!!! SPAMMER !!!!

dodged the question

and the answer is incorrect

use the firefox which your version of redhat (the packaging system) suggests to use

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if you hear "why do you use 38 we are using 41", or if vague answers are given, or you are blamed for doing what your linux distro asked you to do: it's a spammer possibly covering up an issue they are hiding OR a competitor trying to throw linux users back in time

do not follow ANY advice that doesn't work immediately (hard evidence answers) and or suggests you "undo" the dependancy system requirements of the linux distro packaging system you are using: you'll end up having to re-install the whole system to defaults.

using a firefox from another linux distro in redhat: out of the question - you'll wish you hadn't

if you wish to experiment with bleeding edge (new) software: using Linux From Scratch. that way you have the whole system fully sourced and the "dependancy structures" (and compile options which can hugely impact them) are under your control (if you even know what source package dependancy requirements / build-toolchain means?). with LFS you can only blame yourself - there's always a way if you want to spend the time.

otherwise do only what distro expects that works simply: run away from anything that doesn't work though you did what you were supposed to though docs dont mention why.
 
Old 10-19-2015, 11:37 AM   #12
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I am running Firefox 38.0.1 on Fedora 22. About every other time, when I have more than two tabs open. It freezes and no matter what I seem to do I always seem to reboot my PC to fix it. Also flash keeps wanting to update, but there is no new version for Linux. How do I fix this problem too?
there is no sol'n

the last flash release was for redhat/debian only and works with NO OTHER linux. (previously adobe suppored many linux / generic linux)

there is no sol'n for flash. please write a letter to Adobe (pen and paper) to get a reply why they have abandon

they won't answer: you'd have to sue, and to do that you'd have to send a complaint by mail litterally

it's fair adobe doesn't want to be part of "the linux wars" (and beleive me, since 2000's there are). for example X11R7.6 and debian projects are trying to kill X11 and replace it with "european branded" wayland (which is stolen X11 pgp controlled outside of usa. their motive is quite obvious: avoid patents, become rules of GUI). X10, X11(R6) always worked perfect still do, and features are easily added in a compatible manner. there is only one reason to avoid a standard and efficient fully network transparent well designed GUI "client / server" asynchronous time-keeping system: for attack. it works perfectly trust me.

but it's unfair adobe never uptdates well know bugs in older generic-linux flash (ie, it refuses to play due to absence of alsa sound drivers loaded: which is un-necessary, it could just play while muted, duh)
 
Old 10-19-2015, 11:42 AM   #13
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remember when California got government grant money "to be the Mozilla official releasers" first thing they did was to stop Mozilla X11 releases. a few people said in threads: "many dont' understand but it's a very bad thing to make Moziac / Netscape incompatible with X11" (or have no X11 compile option, have only gtk or what)

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i'm running firefox-20 on an older X11. reason? it works and no lockups. despite their wrappers to remove need of X11, all the wrappers are just wrappers and "need or work with X11" anyway. only new features (which are optional) would need the newer things in X11R7.x+ (ie, bleeding edge GL support). i'm unsure if there are any. there are trivial road-block set in place to fein real need. but (at least 20) does fully work using X11R6. that's XFree86 not X.org

there are video cards not supported by X11R6 that are in X11R7.x but X11R7.x deletes - DELETES support of more cards than it ads: it supports only a few major brands and maybe 1 or 2 "really"; while X11R6 supported any brand that participated which was tens of uniq video chips.

you need X11R7 if you have a video card "made to force you not to use X11R6" (or you must port your driver to X11R6). end of story.

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but that's irrelevant for your question, yes

if your having lockups there are more problems than you think: restore it to redhat's suggested lib versions / pkgs and don't upgrade unless many at redhat suggest it's "safe and supported" to do it

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Old 10-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #14
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I am sorry, debguy, but your posts almost look like trolling to me. Suggesting another contributor who is trying to help is "spamminmg" because their solution may not be optimum is rude if nothing else.

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debguy, looks like you're a bit of your rocker; can you please stop posting negativity, conspiracy crap and antagonism? Take a chill pill, go off the board for a day or two?
 
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