Stability of Firefox 3.01 on Ubuntu 8.04

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at
Mon Aug 11 18:56:13 BST 2008

Greetings Mozillites -

I am finding that Firefox 3.01 is very unstable on 8.04.  Usually at 
least a couple of times a day the browser crashes; most frequently when 
I'm trying to download a file (either by clicking on a download link or 
right click Save Link As).  I click on the link and *poof* the browser 
is just gone.

I'm wondering if other people are having the same problem, or if it's 
just me?  My co-worker is convinced that it's the fault of the Nvidia 
driver that I'm using (the newest: 173.14.09), but I'm skeptical that 
this would be causing problems only with firefox. The problem is so 
persistent that I'm considering running a firefox binary with debugging 
turned on in order to determine why it's crashing so often.

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