Stability of Firefox 3.01 on Ubuntu 8.04
asac at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 12 09:13:49 BST 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 12:56:13PM -0500, Patrick Goetz wrote:
> 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.
Your co-worker might be right. To test that you can try the "free"
nvidia driver. Maybe it works better.
The other two causes for crashes are usually:
1. extensions (try to disable _all_ that you installed on your own)
2. plugins (adobe flash is a good candidate here).
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