[Bug 228822] [NEW] Firefox crashes then can't be restarted until reboot

jkeegan jkeegan at keegan.org
Fri May 9 21:43:58 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Firefox 3.0b5 (installed by ubuntu 8.04) has at least twice now hung,
leaving all running firefox windows without repaint/update events (move
a window in front of it and 'paint' it).  Forcing the windows to
disappear via xkill then killing any remaining processes (ps auxw | grep
-i firefox, get #, then kill -9) still leaves my machine in a state
where I can't start firefox - nothing happens.  Rebooting ubuntu fixes
it. This didn't happen in the default firefox (some version of 2) that
comes with ubuntu 7.10.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May  9 17:40:32 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

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

** Tags: apport-bug

Firefox crashes then can't be restarted until reboot
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