[CentOS] firefox-45.6.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64 crashing... unusable

Wed Dec 21 12:33:57 UTC 2016
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/20/2016 03:40 PM, Leon Fauster wrote:
>> Am 20.12.2016 um 14:36 schrieb Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>:
>> On 12/20/2016 06:08 AM, Liam O'Toole wrote:
>>> On 2016-12-19, ken <gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
>>>> Last night installed the latest, firefox-45.6.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.  
>>>> Fired it up this morning and within the first hour it's crashed three 
>>>> times.  That comes to it being usable for about five minutes before it 
>>>> crashes.
>>>> Anyone else getting this?
>>> No such problems here.
>>> I suggest you try testing firefox with any plugins and extensions
>>> disabled. Failing that, try "refreshing" firefox[1].
>>> Have you installed any packages from non-standard repos? I've had some
>>> problems in the past with ffmpeg from the nux repo following a firefox
>>> upgrade (problems which were promptly fixed by the maintainer of that
>>> repo.)
>> WRT ffmpeg, we now have a centosplus version of firefox for CentOS-6 and
>> CentOS-7 with ffmpeg enabled.
> just out of curiosity; this ffmpeg support is statically build into firefox
> and depends not on any library outside, right?

No, it enables Firefox to use ffmpeg that exists on the system.  I use
the rpms from Nux! Dextop on CentOS-7.  He also has rpms for CentOS-6.


The default firefox shipped by RHEL (so also in the main CentOS repos)
has ffmpeg disabled for the last several releases.

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