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I am using both 1.5 and 2.0, moreso 2.0 now though with openSUSE 10.1 x32. My problem is that the browser crashes when I go to add an attachment via ...
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    Firefox crashes in Linux


    I am using both 1.5 and 2.0, moreso 2.0 now though with openSUSE 10.1 x32. My problem is that the browser crashes when I go to add an attachment via email or anything where I can (Imageshack, etc), and also when I go to manage the bookmarks and import existing ones.

    Is this a bug or something I am doing wrong? Thanks.
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    If you run ff 2 from the command line, what kind of errors does it give you?

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    I don't get any errors, the browser windows just comes up. Is there some kind of verbose command I could run?

    I did just try to run
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    ./firefox -jsconsole
    and the browser crashed >=(
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    You could have a bad extension or theme which could be causing firefox to crash. Try running ff in safe mode (firefox -safe-mode) and disabling some of the extensions/themes.

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    I started it in Safe mode, and tried to organize the bookmarks and got this:

    Code:
    harner@chpas-testbox:~/Desktop/firefox-2.0/firefox> ./firefox -safe-mode
    
    (Gecko:7111): Pango-WARNING **: No builtin or dynamically loaded modules
    were found. Pango will not work correctly. This probably means
    there was an error in the creation of:
      '/etc/opt/gnome/pango/pango.modules'
    You may be able to recreate this file by running pango-querymodules.
    
    (Gecko:7111): Pango-CRITICAL **: _pango_engine_shape_shape: assertion `PANGO_IS_FONT (font)' failed
    
    Pango-ERROR **: file shape.c: line 75 (pango_shape): assertion failed: (glyphs->num_glyphs > 0)
    aborting...
    ./run-mozilla.sh: line 131:  7111 Aborted                 "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
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    Code:
    This probably means
    there was an error in the creation of:
      '/etc/opt/gnome/pango/pango.modules'
    You may be able to recreate this file by running pango-querymodules.
    It does appear to be a pango error. Try what the error message mentioned.

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    Thanks for the advice. I just reformatted and it seems to be working fine again. I'll stay away from 2.0 for a little while, though! Thanks again, Bryan.
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