Linux Distros & Firefox

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by TheKid7, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I am currently trying (installed) an Ubuntu based Linux Distro. Firefox suddenly started crashing every time that I opened it. The only way I found to stop the crashing was to "remove" Firefox followed by "installing" Firefox. A few times I have had this issue with other Linux Distros that I have tried (installed). I think that one of the other Distros was Fedora based. What could be causing this Firefox crashing problem and how can I prevent this from happening in the future?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. vasa1

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    I've used Mint 11 for ~1 month and Ubuntu 11.04 for a couple of weeks. I've not yet encountered crashes with Firefox (latest stable, beta, or Aurora).

    (I had tried Epiphany while on Mint 11 and that appeared a bit buggy to me.)
     
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  3. tlu

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    Have you tried a new FF profile? A corrupted profile is usually the most prominent reason for FF crashes.
     
  4. TheKid7

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    How do you try a new Firefox profile?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  5. vasa1

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    But it seems to be happening across installs and distros. It's not clear whether OP is copy/pasting profile files but that's something I would *not* do.

    Edit: inserted *not*
     
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  6. linuxforall

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    Even though I use Opera as my primary browser, am yet to experience any crashes with FF on Ubuntu Natty when I use FF on occasions.
     
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  8. TheKid7

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    I found out that ZorinOS 5.1 is not considered to be a stable version. I downloaded and tried to install ZorinOS 3.1 (considered to be a stable version), but my DVD-RW drive started failing.

    I should have been suspicious of earlier incidents regarding my DVD-RW drive, but I ignored the symptoms. In fact there is a chance that part of the install of ZorinOS 5.1 may have been corrupted by the failing DVD-RW drive.

    I just ordered a replacement DVD-RW drive. I should have ZorinOS 3.1 installed by middle or late next week. I will see how things go with ZorinOS 3.1.
     
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