Firefox dying out

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 13:03:50 BST 2007


On Thursday 19 July 2007 04:15:00 pm Greg Booth wrote:
> On 7/19/07, Howard Coles Jr. <dhcolesj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday 19 July 2007 01:16:53 pm Macario Valle wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 12:43 -0500, Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> > > > I was just curious as to whether anyone else had seen this behavior.
> > > >
> > > > Firefox has started going away without warning or reason.  I can't
> > > > find a log file that gives anything more than "segfault", and I'm not
> > > > exactly what I have added or updated that has caused it.  It didn't
> > > > seem to start with any particular software change or update, and
> > > > hasn't been fixed by any so far. I'm just wondering if an addon is
> > > > causing me problems.
> > > >
> > > > Maybe its the google desktop beta I'm running.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > See Ya'
> > > > Howard Coles Jr.
> > > > John 3:16!
> > >
> > > I had this problem and I was able to trace it back to  Adblock Plus.
> > > This might not be your problem at all but it might be some other addon
> > > that is buggy.
> > > I had subscribed to about five different filters.  I went ahead and
> > > uninstalled it, then went though the config files and deleted every
> > > trace of it.
> > > After a day of browsing without it, and having no problems, i
> > > reinstalled it, and sure enough the problem returned.  Needless to say,
> > > I got rid of it again and the problem went with it.
> > > Note: I do not use addons much, use to have only to, Now I only have
> > > one; Image Zoom.  I use it to check the output quality of the images i
> > > add to my web design and catch any trouble before the client complains.
> >
> > Thanks for the responses.  I was kinda thinking along these lines, but I
> > thought maybe it was a flacky version of Firefox.
> >
> > I'll have to track down the odd culprit or combo.  It may be like others
> > have said, not one bad addon, but two addons that don't get a long.
> >
> > --
> > See Ya'
> > Howard Coles Jr.
> > John 3:16!
>
> The other hard part is cleaning up everything to get firefox
> reinstalled clean. You've got to remove not only firefox, but ALL
> mozilla plugin packages from Kubuntu, the ~/.mozilla directory, ALL
> sorts of stuff.
>
> Greg

Well, 2.0.0.5 got installed the other day, and so far, (knocking on my little 
wood lap-table), the problem has gone away.  It appears I've been spared the 
aggravation of having to find the misbehaving app. :-D

-- 
See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!



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