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September 20th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Hi, Firefox is crashing constantly. I thought it was flash problem, but youtube works fine and paypal.com crashes before the page finshes loading. I've tried running firefox in safe mode (firefox -safe-mode), and i get the same thing. There are too many threads in the forums, I don't know which one to look at. I'm not a pro and would be really grateful for a simple answer to this problem. Please help me! I really don't want to switch back to opera, but this is impossible! :confused:
Here is my first attempt to provide relevant information:

Hardy 8.04.
From Infolister:
Last updated: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 07:00:35 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1

Extensions (enabled: 2, disabled: 1):
* Greasemonkey 0.8.20080609.0 [disabled]
* InfoLister 0.10
* Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.5

Themes (1):
* Default 3.0.1 [selected]

Plugins (10):
* Default Plugin
* Demo Print Plugin for unix/linux
* DivX Web Player
* GCJ Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea) 1.0
* Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible (compatible; Totem)
* QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0
* Shockwave Flash
* Totem Web Browser Plugin 2.22.1
* VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.22.1)
* Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

September 20th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Why don't you reinstall it?

September 20th, 2008, 06:08 PM
okay. will try that. if i do it through synaptic, i won't lose bookmarks and etc, right?

September 20th, 2008, 06:08 PM
There is a fix in Firefox 3.0.2. It is already released in Intrepid Ibex. The official release of Firefox 3.0.2 is 21st September 2008

September 20th, 2008, 06:09 PM
so...wait until tomorrow? will it be in synaptic tomorrow?

September 20th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Are there any specific sites that crash, like sites that have video content, or does it crash with any site?

September 20th, 2008, 06:13 PM
I don't know if it will be in synaptic for Hardy Heron tomorrow, but since Firefox is used by so many Ubuntu users I think it will, but no guaranty.

Here is something for you that may help. Often Flash causes crash problems in Firefox in Hardy. You should get the latest BETA of it. Download it here: http://www.kshoster.net/?c=downloads&h=deb

Hope it helps:)

September 20th, 2008, 06:14 PM
To save you're bookmarks, just drag-and-drop them from the bookmarks menu... i just hope you're bm menu doesn't takes 15 minutes to load :))

September 20th, 2008, 06:24 PM
hmm...not sure what bookmarking has to do with this....
anyway, i will wait for 3.0.2 and if that doesn't fix things, i'll try update to flash beta or come back here. of course, any other suggestions welcome...thanks guys!

September 20th, 2008, 06:35 PM
well there is one more thing that might help... Sometime Firefox crashes because the info loads to slow and apps on certain web pages can cause a crash.

You can take a look here: http://www.kshoster.net/?c=tipsandtricks&h=fffaster but it is not recommended because this can cause later versions of Firefox you install to not install correctly