Firefox Issues

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Jul 24 14:23:44 UTC 2010

On 24/07/10 23:48, Barry Premeaux wrote:
>> Would you mind mentioning some of the sites which you find Firefox
>> having problems with? I'll see if I get the same hassles.
>> BC
> Just logged into Gmail.  Log in went fine.  Clicked on a message and
> it crashed.  Had to go to Opera to type this.  I also checked

No problems here with getting to the Dredge Report by either using the 
link you give above in Thunderbird to bring up FF or physically copying 
the link into Firefox and bringing up the Report, as you can see from 
the above "headline".

>    It still crashes on that site since the update.
>   I was at www, and clicked on one of the news articles.  It
> just folded up and crashed.  In the case of Foxnews, it isn't
> consistent.  It will open some news articles, yet crashes on others.
> Barry

I don't access FoxNews (for religious and sanity reasons) so all I can 
say is that the latest upgrade of FF was because of some very serious 
security reasons; perhaps what's on FN has something to do with the need 
for the upgrade to FF v3.6.7 -- don't know.

What I would suggest is that you go to System>Administration>Synaptic 
Package Manager and uninstall Firefox - and then re-install it. Quite 
often doing so will clear some problematic bit of an installed app - 
like FF.

But before you do this, just to play it safe, backup your 
/home/<your-loginname>/.mozilla directory and then re-install FF.

Oh- just in case, and before you zap FF and re-install it: what 
sometimes helps is to WIPE, ie delete, the CACHE for FF -- 
~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxx.default/Cache. Simply delete it - it will 
regenerate the next time you start FF. Often something is stored in 
Cache[1] which plays havoc with whatever you are now doing in FF, and by 
deleting the contents of Cache brings normality to the world of chaos :-) .

[1] Whatever you see on the monitor screen when you are using FF is 
automatically stored in Cache - everything. You watch a YouTube flv file 
- it's in Cache; you go to a porn site - it's contents are in Cache. At 
the end of the day the Cache is compressed and archived - but you need a 
special program to be able to see what is those archives.


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