Firefox Crashing

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Thu Jun 11 14:58:09 UTC 2009

20090611 0833 GMT-5

My friend just sent me a email saying he has a problem with this computer.

Has been dual booting XP and Ubuntu 8.04 for over a year without any 
problems. Last night he turned off his system and this morning when he 
turned it back on he has crazy troubles under ubuntu.

His browsers keep crashing - as in, open it up, go to any page, the page 
might load, it might not, and the app closes.

Pidgin is doing the same. He will open a window to me, post a message - 
and immediately go offline. Then a few message attempt later, he wont go 
off line, I can see the message but he cant see any posted response back.

He emailed me this from Firefox:

*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.10/firefox: double free or 
corruption (fasttop): 0xb18e9098 ***
======= Backtrace: =========

20090611 0957 GMT-5

Crap. Forgot to hit send.

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Linux since June 2005

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