Firefox Unbuntu 11.10 64 bit

Dane Mutters dmutters at
Thu Dec 15 23:28:11 UTC 2011


I don't think this is the best place to post this question; the Ubuntu
forums would be more appropriate.

That said, it's almost certainly a plugin or extension that's going awry.
Start Firefox and don't go to any pages that make it crash.  Then, go to
Tools > Addons and disable every extension and plugin, except for the Flash
one.  If it doesn't crash, then you definitely have a problem with one of
the other add-ons.  Enable one at a time, restarting Firefox when it says
you need to, and go back to a flash page.  Be sure to set your startup page
to something without Flash content.  (Go to Edit > Preferences > General
Tab and select the appropriate options.)  Keep enabling one add-on at a
time until something makes it freeze.  When that happens, then the last one
you enabled is the problem.  Disable it again and keep enabling stuff
one-at-a time, to make sure there's not more than one problematic add-on.

You can contact me directly at dmutters at if you still have
problems.  (It's probably best to keep tech assistance questions off of the
development lists.)

Good luck!


P.S. When you get it working, it would be good to post your solution to the
Mint or Ubuntu forums, with "[SOLVED]" in the title.

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 7:53 AM, gerry <gerry.neary at> wrote:

> Can anyone let me know what is happening.
> Each time I start Firefox in Ubuntu 11.10 it will at some point freeze.
> I can recreate the problem easily by trying to run a flash video from
> You Tube or any embedded video. My version of Firefox is the latest from
> the updates. Now chrome is giving me the same problem :-(
> Looks like Flash is the culprit but no one seems to know the answer
> By the way Mint 11 32bit is fine
> Any pointers would be useful
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> Gerry
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