Suddenly A Firefox Issue

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Fri Jan 22 10:35:40 UTC 2010

On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 05:55:42 -0000, Michael Haney <thezorch at>  

> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:39 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at> wrote:
>> First, and always a good step when troubleshooting an app in Linux,
>> create a new user, log in as that user, and try firefox.  That will
>> confirm whether or not the program is running or not.  Assuming firefox
>> works well in a completely new user account, then enable your file
>> manager of choice to view hidden files, and look in your $Home (usually
>> /home/username) directory for the Mozilla configuration directory.
>> Should be .mozilla.  Rename it to something like mozilla-old, then start
>> Firefox again.  that way, you will be able to retrieve files from the
>> old config directory (likely the only thing you'll want is the bookmarks
>> file.)
> I use Xmarks, so my bookmarks are kept synced to an online server.
> I'll give this a try.
3.6 from the nightly builds is currently broken by the looks of things,  
I’m having similar problems after the recent update.  This is way it’s  
best to keep the older version when using beta stuff so you have something  
to fall back on.


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