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Hello, my firefox crahing around every minute when working with it. It just disappear without message and when i run it again it starts if i want to restore tabs ...
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    Firefox constantly crashing on my LXDE


    Hello,

    my firefox crahing around every minute when working with it.
    It just disappear without message and when i run it again it starts if i want to restore tabs or close tabs i had in previous session.

    Its running on 256MB VPS. Is it cause of it or how to find the cause of this firefox crashing please?

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    Its running on 256MB VPS.
    Is that how much physical ram your gear has?

    Code:
    dmesg
    will give error mesg maybe for firefox crash. Make sure all addons are disabled in firefox 1st though as addons can cause a crash also.

    Edit: you can look in /var/log also for any hints on firefox crashing.

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    Look in /.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports also. This forum is acting up on me now and won't let me edit my posts.

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    Thx,

    - folder /var/log does not contain any firefox files.

    - So far i did not found "/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports" i did find / -name crash and find / -name firefox

    - When i run "dmesg" command first time from LXDE, nothing happend. Second time it returned message "Failed to fork child process (Cannot allocate memory)". Im now on 512MB VPS.. Just running Firefox with one website open.
    when doing "top" from command line (CLI) i see 7MB free memory.. But still crahing firefox looks to me innaturall, it shoudl handle insufficiency of memory better am i wrong?

    When VPS upgraded to 1024MB RAM it works ok, i can open several Firefox tabs. But as said. Firefox should work also with low ram? how to fix, any workaround?
    Last edited by postcd; 09-05-2013 at 11:54 AM.

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    ~/.mozilla is a hidden folder in /home/username. Use view hidden files to find it.

    you can use

    Code:
    locate .mozilla
    and watch all the stuff scroll on where it is located and what is there.

    Errrr, just a simple country boy here. What is VPS?

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    its in /root/.mozilla/Firefox/Crash reports

    LastCrash contains only some number.
    Installtime file also some number. No other files there

    Do i need to enable extended crash logging somehow and try to crash it on low memory VPS?
    So called Crash reported is enabled in Settings / Advanced
    Last edited by postcd; 09-05-2013 at 05:32 PM.

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