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    Starting Browser freeze the screen

    Hi, I damaged somehow my installation and would like repair it.

    The problem: Starting Internet browser freeze the screen and only reboot help.
    I use Firefox that I already deinstall and reinstall. I additionally install chrome.
    I tried start Firefox in save modus, but always by starting browser the desktop
    freeze that I couldn't even shut down the pc. It doesn't seem that the problem is
    the broswer itself.

    What can I do to fix the problem?
    Last edited by doja; March 31st, 2013 at 09:04 AM.

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    Re: Starting Browser freeze the screen

    Meanwhile I know the bug is something in the configurations.
    For testing I copied another /home folder from another
    Ubuntu installation and the browser is running.
    But I would like to fix my old /home because of all the settings.

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    Re: Starting Browser freeze the screen

    I replaced in my original /home the directory /home/.mozila/firefox with another one.
    It seems to work and all my other settings are preserved.

    thanks for helping doja.

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    Re: Starting Browser freeze the screen

    I had a similar problem which I addressed with the same solution. Mind you I have a deep suspicion that NVidia drivers had a part to play and I also unchecked the Firefox 'Use hardware acceleration when available' setting...
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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