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Old 03-18-2008, 04:58 AM   #1
jahanzeb1982
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mozila crashing


hi
im using ubuntu latest version.
and my mozilla is crashing in an unpredictable way.

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Old 03-18-2008, 05:46 AM   #2
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Make sure that you have the latest official *stable* version.
If not, download and install a package(not source) and make sure it's a package for your distribution and architecture.
You are most likely to find the right package in an official Ubuntu repository.
This applies to every software instability problem you have.

More specific to your problem, you can always try Firefox and Evolution instead of the Mozilla packages. I think they are much better.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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I have this prob with Firefox in PCLinuxOS live CD with a customized copy of Firefox built into the prog. I can get as far as a website online, but as soon as I click on one of the website's links, Firefox crashes back to destop. the same with my MSN and Yahoo e-mail sites.

I have been using the built-in browser which does work, but I still get a message box or two complaining about the ISP Broadband connection. Luckily, it doesn't stop me from surfing or looking in my MSN and Yahoo e-mails.

Updates don't seem to take.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 06:26 AM   #4
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Hi minnymouse,

If Firefox is crashing, it is most likely that the bug is in Firefox. But since other browsers have problems too, the solution may be not in Firefox. It could be that Firefox simply doesn't know how to handle a problem you have with your connection.
Try pinging(from a terminal) a site that causes Firefox to crash. That way you can see if your connection is stable(if the ping times come in more or less regular intervals and don't fail).
 
Old 03-19-2008, 07:25 AM   #5
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Firefox used to crash a lot on me too. After I disabled all plugins and add-ons it worked again... I gradually re-activated the plugins. It seemed to be the mplayer plugin. Now it still crashes on me, but not nearly as often. You might want to give that a try.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 09:03 AM   #6
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Thanks, oskar and ophirg.

I'll try out your tips the next time I boot up on live CD.
 
  


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