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    firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    just got the firefox 53 update and can't even get it to start. crashes immediately. get this in error reporter details:


    ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 2116
    ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
    ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...
    cork@cork-desktop:~$ Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead

    Gdk-WARNING **: crashreporter: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.0

    not sure if this is a firefox issue for sure or not, but that was the only update i had, i believe. i lied, had an ubuntu base thing update also.

    i'm on a 32bit, lubuntu 16.04 AMD computer.

    any ideas?

    thank you

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    Latest Firefox requires a SSE2 capable CPU to run (and the ubuntu changelog for Firefox as far as I can see doesn't say anything about the SSE2 compiler flag not being used), so that could be the reason it crashes immediately on your system.

    What's the output of:
    Code:
    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -i sse2

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    i thought i had read that some where before the new release came out but didn't think of that last night. i know that computer doesn't support sse2 already.

    how can i revert back to previous version of firefox then or, what choice of browser do i have for that machine? i have the version of palemoon on it already without support for sse2, which is what i was using last night to post here.

    thank you

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    Quote Originally Posted by missmoondog View Post
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    i'm on a 32bit, lubuntu 16.04 AMD computer.
    ...
    In addition to what kostkon mentioned,
    Ended Firefox Linux support for processors older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron
    from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    Quote Originally Posted by missmoondog View Post
    How can I revert back to previous version of Firefox
    Don't. Old browsers have security holes known to the black hats.

    Have you tried Chromium?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    One could try Firefox 52 ESR which will get security updates:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...nizations/all/

    The drawback is that it isn't in the repos. You'll need to get it direct from Mozilla.

    And, although there's a "Team ESR" at Launchpad, there doesn't seem to be any ppa to download
    Last edited by vasa1; April 23rd, 2017 at 04:20 AM.

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    thanks folks

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    Hi what did you do to solve it?
    I'm on xubuntu 14.04 and Firefox has been crashing on start up since last week, I assume after something got updated.
    I'm also on 32bit and AMD Athlon XP on a HP compaq Presario desktop.
    I installed chromium and it crashes on launch up too.
    Last edited by Jorhel; May 8th, 2017 at 06:08 AM.

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    Xubuntu 14.04 is out of support so better to do a clean install of 16.04.2.

    The Athlon XP does not have SSE2 so it's time to try a selection of other browsers.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: firefox 53 update crashes immediately

    I'd avoid chrome even if it worked, but you can find pale moon build without sse2. See https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic...13530&start=40

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