Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:56 PM
I've been using Firefox for several months, and it is the perfect browser in so many ways for me except one: It often crashes and disappears when I'm trying to post.
Last night I spent a good deal of time creating this post with links and all, and when I went to post, it vanished right before my eyes. I had to start all over again...
For the time being, I've decided to go back to my old standby Galeon, which also offers tabbed browsing and, in my estimation, is every bit as quick as Firefox. This disappearing act with Firefox while posting has also happened with me under Fedora Core 1 and 2, Morphix-Gnome 4.1 and Suse 9.1 professional.
Has anyone else had this happen to them?
Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:32 PM
Posted 26 October 2004 - 07:19 PM
Speaking of RealPlayer, STAY AWAY FROM RP 10 for LINUX! They are up to there old Windows tricks of highjacking everything on your computer without your apparant knowledge! I installed it, and it highjacked every MP3 on my computer!
Posted 27 October 2004 - 12:34 AM
I have been having the same problem you initially spoke of. I am running 1.0 PR. Sometimes it seems when I hit a button (maybe a form method thing) firefox completely closes!
You have had good luck thus far with FireFox PR 1.0?
Posted 27 October 2004 - 12:43 AM
Have any of you had a problem with FireFox at startup? ie: not being quick, or starting to load, then stops altogether. I wonder if I dig deep into the pref's if there is a preload option.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 05:13 AM
While running Fedora Core one I ran Firefox without Mozilla installed, but retained ~/.mozilla so that Firefox could load java, flash, and realplayer plugins from there.
What you suggest may be worth a try. It usually dies on me when I'm either making a post or going to a new web page. It seems to do it most often when I go to pages containing java or flash.
So far, I've been pretty happy with Galeon though.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 05:56 AM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:37 AM
The "new pages" part clicked when I read it. That has been happening to me as well.
I tried wasting the ~/.mozilla and so far it seems ok - but time will tell.
Posted 26 November 2004 - 05:53 PM
I'm back to using Mozilla again! Not only does Firefox just suddenly crash and disappear without warning, it also will often not let me paste what I copy or copy what I've pasted! If you regularly post on forums, you know what a pain it is not to be able to count on cut and paste! ;(
Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:15 PM
This is really odd. Firefox is one of the very few apps that never bothered me with crashes, no matter under what Linux or Windows flavor I had it running. I really wonder what's going on on your box.
Maybe you want to try to run firefox through the debugger. So in case you have "gdb" installed, open a shell and change to your firefox directory (e.g. "/usr/local/firefox-1.0/"). Once there launch that command ...
./run-mozilla.sh -g ./firefox-bin -d gdb
(EDITED - forgot the main part: to launch the app
You should end up within the dbg-shell and be greeted by a friendly (gdb)-prompt. Just type "run" here to start firefox.
Don't be alarmed about a possible million of warnings and notes that you will get when gdb launches the app. Those are normal and most of them deal with telling you that no debugging symbols have been found and that some GTK/GNOME permissions are wrong (another reason why I don't like GNOME; and on a sidenote: what the smeg is "orbit"?
Now do what always makes the application crash. gdb should catch the error and at least provide some info as to WHERE (what lib) it occured and WHAT occured.
Hope that helps (keep us updated)
Posted 28 November 2004 - 04:38 AM
at the local mall.He told me some versions of Mozilla and Firefox have a problem with Kinternet "idle time out".I just set it to 0 (disabled)
Haven't had the problem since.Don't know if it will work for you but it worked for me.I only tried it with Firefox.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:34 AM
Posted 27 January 2005 - 03:03 PM