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Hi folks, On Ubuntu-6.0.6-amd64 Ubuntu-6.0.6-i386 Firefox crashed frequently on both versions causing either; PC hanging OR closing the browser OR closing the browser and exiting desktop simultaneously. Relogin is required. ...
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    Firefox crashing frequently


    Hi folks,

    On
    Ubuntu-6.0.6-amd64
    Ubuntu-6.0.6-i386

    Firefox crashed frequently on both versions causing either;

    PC hanging
    OR
    closing the browser
    OR
    closing the browser and exiting desktop simultaneously. Relogin is required.

    Is there any fix?

    I suppose previously having seen a thread somewhere, suggusting removing Firefox from the OS and reinstalling it from the package download from its website.

    Advice would be appreciated. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    It really depends on why it is crashing. See if you can pinpoint something that is making FFX crash; otherwise, you are on a wild goose chase.

    Try running it without any plugins or extensions, as these cause crashes often. Also, see if you can find a pattern (of sites, features, etc.) in the crashing. You can try running it in strace, too, to see what it does before the crash.

    You just need to hone in on the underlying issue, though, to solve it.
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    Hi sarumont,

    It really depends on why it is crashing. See if you can pinpoint something that is making FFX crash; otherwise, you are on a wild goose chase.
    It would be difficult for me to indicate. Sometimes it crashed without a sight. Neither I clicked anything.

    It happened 30 seconds ago while I was reading Yahoo webmail, all text. I clicked a webmail trying to open it. Firefox crashed but PC did not hang. I just restarted it.

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Try this, and see if it works out for you.

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    Hi aysiu,

    Tks for your link. I'll give it a try later.

    Most times Firefox crashed while I was typing a reply on a thread, OR typing my reply on forum. Therefore I have to draft my reply on text editor first and then copying the draft on webmail or Forum avoiding loosing time. This I can't resolve.

    B.R.
    satimis

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