15.04: Firefox crashing all the time?

Paul Smith paul at mad-scientist.net
Wed Jun 10 15:41:48 UTC 2015

On Tue, 2015-06-09 at 16:09 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> On 9 June 2015 at 16:00, Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.net> wrote:
> > Is anyone else seeing this on Ubuntu 15.04 (Ubuntu GNOME technically)
> > with Firefox 38.0 (deb 38.0+build3-0ubuntu0.15.04.1)?
> >
> > I mean, it happens to me about once or twice a day: Firefox just
> > disappears and I get the "should we report the crash" error dialog.  I
> > haven't see this happen in years.  It doesn't happen on my system at
> > work, that I've noticed, running the same Ubuntu.
> >
> > I have very few extensions: adblock plus, flashblock, lastpass.
> No problem here with standard Ubuntu 15.04, same version of firefox.
> I use flashblock and adblock plus so it's not those.  You could try
> disabling the others,

The problem is the only other one I have is lastpass, and without that I
can't log in to any of my accounts because all my online passwords are
16+ character randomized strings, that lastpass remembers for me.  I
guess I could run chrome to get lastpass :)

I don't think it's lastpass though, because it crashes on pages which
have no login prompts, etc.

> if it happens every day then you should soon
> work out if it is that.  Is it only FF that plays up?

Yes.  Well, the Spotify app also crashes my entire desktop (actually I
think it's the X server--most likely something in one of the graphics
drivers--that crashed: I get a black screen then X restarts and I get a
login prompt).  But that's different :).

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