[Bug 252151] Re: Firefox doesn't always shut down properly

terzag abel.thorne at free.fr
Wed Nov 12 22:36:41 UTC 2008

I have been encountering this bug too. It happens at least since Firefox
3.0b5 was included in Hardy and is still present in Intrepid. I think it
already happened with FF2 in Gutsy, although I'm not completely sure of

What happens is that "sometimes", quitting Firefox doesn't kill the
firefox process, which then starts to eat up CPU power. When trying to
restart FF, there's a message stating that it's already running.

I haven't been able to find a pattern in the crashes : no particular
website or technology (e.g. Flash) is involved. It seems random.

Also, as it happened to me again two days ago, I've started to run
Firefox exclusively from a terminal to see if I could get an error
message that could explain the crash : I got the problem again today and
no info. When quitting FF, I came back to the terminal with no prompt.
Simply using ctrl+C killed the process and came back to the prompt.

I there a way to have infos about what happens with a process in that
kind of case ?

Firefox doesn't always shut down properly
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