[Bug 259245] [NEW] Firefox 3 -- crashing when NO Internet connection

Mike Cap nancy.mike at yahoo.ca
Tue Aug 19 00:32:53 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

The Firefox crashes when Internet connection is not available, and the Firefox is launched. 
Not only it crashes, it brings the whole machine down.
I have TV cable internet, so this seldom happens, this time my wife unplugged the modem power supply. So I don't have many instances to observe all the details of what it does. I know a couple of times it recovered, but i think the modem and the gateway was powered up, it just lost handshake. This last time everything went gradually down. Even after reboot it wouldn't clean up!!!, it kept saying "another Firefox is already running, you must close it before you start the new one" or something to that effect. 
It finally cleaned up in recovery mode
Oh yea, i am using Ubuntu 8.04
My Machine:
IBM Think Pad R50e
1.5GB Centrino chip set
Wired Ethernet

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Aug 18 19:36:32 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-20-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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