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    Firefox crashing - error log?

    My firefox seems to crash irregularly, and it is making my ubuntu installation frustrating, and unusable. I am unsure as to why it crashes, I have installed the firefox plugin 'flashblock' so flash doesn't get rendered, but it still crashes. There doesn't seem to be an obvious pattern to the crashes, so am unsure where to start with working out the problem.

    If anyone has had similar problems that would be great, or just an idea on where to get some form of firefox error log would be great.

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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    try disabling the addon, that should avoid the crashing for the time being. i have adblock installed, which basically blocks flash ads, scripts, divs etc etc. if it is sufficient for your use then you can install that, it has not crashed on me so far.
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    Sadly that didn't solve the problem. I have had the problem for a while and installed flash block as one of the suggested issues was that flash has issues in ubuntu.
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    try renaming your firefox profile and start from scratch with a blank profile and see if it helps installing only adblock and no flashblock.
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    I created a new profile, and added the ad blocker addon, sadly it still seems firefox crashes. It just closes itself down all of a sudden sometimes, with no alert messages or anything.
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    have you tried reinstalling firefox after completely removing it in synaptic?
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    Have just done that, and it still seems to either close or grey screen me. It appears to not just be firefox either, I installed epiphany, and seem to have the same problem.
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    install epiphany-webkit and remove gecko engine, lets see if it resolves the epiphany issue, if yes then there is some gecko related issue... which version of firefox is getting installed ??
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    I installed epiphany-webkit and removed epiphany-gecko

    Sadly it then closed unexpectantly after only a short while browsing.

    I went into help in epiphany to check it was using web-kit and it said

    "Lets you view web pages and find information on the Internet.
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    Re: Firefox crashing - error log?

    am not sure where the issue is. are you trying any speicific site which is causing this issue? does these site contian flash objects?

    are you having desktop effects on? if yes, can you try removing the effects and see if it is owrking or not.
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