View Full Version : [SOLVED] Firefox broke

July 31st, 2012, 12:13 AM

When I started Firefox today, it broke. Specifically, I got a message saying:

Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features.

Not sure why this suddenly decided to pop up, as I haven't done anything to my system lately, apart from surfing the web, and perhaps updating the system. Anyone know what's going on?

July 31st, 2012, 12:22 AM
This link will explain: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Could_not_initialize_the_browser_security_componen t

July 31st, 2012, 12:49 AM
Well, maybe I should have mentioned it in the first post, but I checked the obvious stuff:

-I do have plenty of free space.

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 26G 5.8G 19G 25% /
udev 1.9G 4.0K 1.9G 1% /dev
tmpfs 791M 952K 791M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 2.0G 416K 2.0G 1% /run/shm

-cert8.db has Access: Read and write.

EDIT: I deleted cert8.db. That fixed it.

July 31st, 2012, 01:12 AM
Ah, good, that was the third option on that link.
Good to hear.