[CentOS] firefox is incredibly unstable

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 17:27:46 UTC 2008


On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 10:55 AM, sbeam <sbeam at onsetcorps.net> wrote:
> does anyone else have major probs with Firefox as installed on CentOS5?
>
> ever since the RPM for FF3 came out it has been crashing daily. Usually when I
> use Save As... or Browse... or anything else that brings up the Gnome file
> picker. After the crash I re-start then the file picker works for a while.

Not for me. I have had 1 crash in 2 weeks. I would look at doing
dealing with the usual suspects:

1) Remove any extra plugins you added.
2) mv .mozilla .mozilla-bad-$(date -Im) and start over.

If the problem does not go away then it is some other item that is
causing the issue.

> Sometimes it just takes scrolling or click+drag an image or some other random
> action. BANG your'e dead. Very frustrating.
>
> Now today it is just crashing randomly, I am not even touching it. Maybe one
> of my plugins, I know. I guess I will run it with debugger/strace. but does
> anyone else see this?
>
> $ rpm -qa firefox
> firefox-3.0.2-3.el5.centos
> $ cat /etc/redhat-release
> CentOS release 5.2 (Final)
> $ rpm -qa kdebase
> kdebase-3.5.4-18.el5.centos
>
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