[Bug 60236] Re: Firefox Segmentation Fault Requires Reboot

TH thomas at horsten.com
Sun Jun 17 22:57:21 UTC 2007

I get this problem too, on Feisty Kubuntu with AMD64 and nVidia X
driver. I have a feeling it is related to that.

However I have found a workaround that works every time and that
suggests to me it is something in the environment. When this starts
happening I get "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" whenever I try to
start Firefox from the shell, and it also won't start from the menu.
However, if I ssh to localhost, and then start it from the shell there
it works fine!

th at shuttle:~$ firefox
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
th at shuttle:~$ ssh localhost DISPLAY=:0 firefox
<firefox pops up!>

So I am sorted for now, but this is annoying. Short of using this trick,
only restarting the X server or rebooting fixes the problem. Firefox is
a pretty essential app so I hope this gets fixed soon. Let me know if I
can help.

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