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    Smile Firefox Shutting down

    Am running Hardy Heron i get this with Firefox which shuts down for no reason at all.

    No error messages or anything just shuts down

    Has anyone else had the same problems


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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    I've got exactly same problem. Firefox 3 just randomly closes itself. Sometimes my computer randomly shuts down. I don't know why. This is a serious issue. Your comp can't just shut down ! What if I was working in OO.o and comp crashed, all my data would be lost ! Fortunately, I don't do anything important on this comp, but it's still very annoying.

    EDIT : Perhaps my comp shutdown is caused by BIOS settings ?
    But why does the text, too fast to read, and the Ubuntu splash screen appear then ?
    Last edited by BorisK; April 24th, 2008 at 09:21 PM.

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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    Hmmm, I've been noticing this one too, when I started using the Hardy Heron Beta back in March (ish) I noticed that Firefox was shutting itself down, the system would freeze and crash. But when I did a clean install of "The Heron", (stable version this time)everything worked fine for me.

    Anoter thing LTS releases generally only become stable after the x.x.1 release- try now I think it has been released (via Update Manager)
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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    Not sure about the Ubuntu shutdowns but the Firefox closing is more than likely related to Flash

    So, do the following and see what happens

    Remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Install flashplugin-nonfree

    This should reinstall it without libflashsupport which is reported to be causing the close when viewing flash.

    You could probably just remove libflashsupport in Synaptic and get the same results.
    Nils

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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    I'm having the same problems. the firefox issue is rare, but sometimes the computer will freeze 5 or 6 times an evening!

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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    I did have problems, but it was a couple of extensions that were causing it - easy to find as each timne it was either one I'd just installed, or one I'd just updated. You could try disabling all extension to see if that cures it, and if so it's a case on enabling one at a time to find the culprit.

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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    Quote Originally Posted by BorisK View Post
    I've got exactly same problem. Firefox 3 just randomly closes itself. Sometimes my computer randomly shuts down. I don't know why. This is a serious issue. Your comp can't just shut down ! What if I was working in OO.o and comp crashed, all my data would be lost ! Fortunately, I don't do anything important on this comp, but it's still very annoying.

    EDIT : Perhaps my comp shutdown is caused by BIOS settings ?
    But why does the text, too fast to read, and the Ubuntu splash screen appear then ?
    Some things to check.

    1. Have you cleaned the inside of the PC recently? Sometimes excess dust causes the fans inside the PC to become blocked, and therefore overheat (inc CPU). If this happens the PC will switch off to protect itself.

    2. Does the PC just reboot instantly, without warning (not running a shutdown script, but the same result as if you pushed the reset button)? My PC did this whilst running Vista (which wasnt the problem). I traced this back to a faulty PSU.

    3. Faulty RAM modules may also be the cause of the problem, although Im not sure whether you would see the PC shutdown, but rather "Hang", unable to do anything.

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    Re: Firefox Shutting down

    if you have a foxconn motherboard that can do it too. I gather you read the thread on the main forums?

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