Random firefox closing and logouts

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at saudi.net.sa
Mon May 9 14:00:32 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 07:23 -0400, Ben Novack wrote:
> I finally installed Hoary a couple of days ago after being without an
> Ubuntu system for a couple of months. Since then, I've had two major
> problems, both now very frequently:
> 1) Firefox closes, without any warning at all, constantly. I'll just
> be browsing around, and *pop* the process is gone. This seems to
> happen a lot when I'm using Liferea, but not exclusively.
> 2) I get logged out, also without any warning. Minutes ago, I was
> trying to reopen firefox yet again; failed; all of a sudden I heard
> the patter of drums and I was looking at my GDM login.
> Anyone know what might be going on here?

About Firefox:
        As Pat Taylor said in the other mail.

About the sudden logout(s):
        Is your hardware okay?  I had the same problem in the past.
        Turns out that my RAM and the mainboard were not compatible.
        After solving that, I can't remember I had any sudden logout
        from GNOME.
        Test your system integrity with "Ubuntu, kernel memtest86+" menu
        option from Grub when booting.  Be patient as it takes a while
        to test all the memory.

Ben Novack and Pat Taylor:
        If you install Firefox 1.0.2 be sure to disable JavaScript and
        don't use the Sidebar (and there is another nasty bug that I
        don't know how to avoid in 1.0.2).  Check this link[1].  THIS IS
        Best thing to do is to install Firefox 1.0.3 from Mozilla
        site[2], by adding the Backports[3] repository to APT, or even
        downloading the packages[4] and installing them manually.

     1. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html
     2. http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
     3. http://backports.ubuntuforums.org/
     4. http://backports.ubuntuforums.org/backports/dists/hoary-backports/main/binary-i386/
        (Download mozilla-firefox and mozilla-firefox-gnome-support from
        the above link.)


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