15.04: Firefox crashing all the time?

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 20:09:34 UTC 2015

On 10 June 2015 at 16:41, Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.net> wrote:
> 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 :).

I am suspecting it may be a graphics card/driver issue.



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