Starting a few days ago, trying to access google.com *sometimes* crashes firefox. Other times, I can get to the Google home page, but clicking on the "news" link crashes the browser. I am using a 2 year old installation of Mepis, 6.0.1 which is built on Ubuntu. I tried upgrading to the newest FireFox that appears in Synaptic. That is version 1.5.dfsg+22.214.171.124~prepatch080614|-Oubuntu1.
The upgrade didn't help.
Only the Google site causes problems and only with fireFox. Opera and Konqueror work fine with Google. FireFox works with other sites.
Have other people seen this?
And, when I say "crash", I mean the the application just silently disappears.
Thanks for your time,