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Old 06-07-2005, 05:59 PM   #16
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...and if that doesn't work, check the plugins you have installed. Mine crashed on MSWin because of a plugin. I removed it and the crash went away.
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Thanks to everyone who's tried to help. Sorry for venting, but it looks like I've learned something important. =)
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apachedude, I have the same problem as you before. After trying all sorts of thing, I switched to the latest trunk build of Firefox, and that fixed my problem.

You can use the latest Deer Park Alpha 1 build, it can be found here:

I have been using it from June 1, no crash yet.
Old 06-08-2005, 10:44 AM   #19
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Originally posted by coffeedrinker
I get crashing with plugins, especially quicktime in pages, but it is not 100% consistent.
The only time I see Firefox crash is after MPlayer-plugin is used.

Old 06-09-2005, 07:29 PM   #20
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And does anyone experience problems with Ctrl+F (the "find text" feature). This is the most annoying problem to me. Typ ctrl+f, search a word (press f3 etc.), press escape or click the button to close the search toolbar at the bottom. Then try another search with ctrl+f. Now when you move your mouse over the status bar or the toolbars, rectangular areas get erased. It's not a lock however. The "erased" buttons and menus still function; but of course you need a restart to get back to normal. I'm using the installer from firefox. I've been having this problem since several months, with many recent firefox and gtk, glib versions. I've tried the same on some other distros (with same firefox versions) but I see it only on my computer with Slack 10.1.
Old 06-09-2005, 07:54 PM   #21
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I've always used the installer binaries from the mozilla site, from version 1.0 on either slackware 10 or 10.1 with the default kernel and never had any crashes, interesting problem with the search function, I'l; have a play and see if I can induce a similar effect, although I haven't noticed any problems previous
Old 06-09-2005, 11:07 PM   #22
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try running it from console, it kept crashing for me, but it appeared to be one of the gtk themes, so I emerged gtk-theme-switch, or switch2, with emerde.

then I switched the theme and it worked fine, idk but just check if that's the case.
Old 04-27-2006, 05:35 AM   #23
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same here my firefox keeps on crashing and cant get things done. im using firefox version on a linux ubuntu machine

please help and its very annoying
Old 04-27-2006, 05:40 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by tie wrap
same here my firefox keeps on crashing and cant get things done. im using firefox version on a linux ubuntu machine

please help and its very annoying
Firefox version is supposed to address some of the 'crashing' issues in version

It might be worth a try.
Old 04-27-2006, 03:33 PM   #25
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I don't get frequent crashes, but I did for a while. I've filed a bug report on my crashes, supplying the talkback ids but it didn't go anywhere.

On my system, Firefox was prone to crash more frequently the more my system used swap due to lack of RAM. I'm talking 128MB installed and 200+ MB of swap in use, kind of thing.

Old 04-27-2006, 03:38 PM   #26
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I've got the impression the Flash plugin crashes a lot.
Old 04-27-2006, 06:19 PM   #27
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I have the same feeling about flash plugin. Also my firefox sometimes doesn't close properly. It keeps firefox-bin in the memory and I have to kill it to run it again. It doesn't happen to often but it happens. However that could be because of the development extensions that I have installed.


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