View Full Version : [ubuntu] Firefox segfaults and cannot debug with gdb

December 6th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Hi guys,

For some reason firefox will no longer launch. Every time I run firefox it instantly returns "Segmentation fault"
I tried creating a new profile and running it in safe mode, but nothing consistently works, i.e. firefox may launch sometimes but most times the same thing will happen, only "Segmentation fault"

I tried doing firefox --debug to see if I can tell what may be causing firefox to crash instantaneously, but I only get the following output:

/usr/bin/gdb /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.5/firefox -x /tmp/mozargs.hLgdbQ
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Reading symbols from /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.5/firefox...(no debugging symbols found)...done.

Do you guys have any advice on how I can figure out what's going on with Firefox?