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    Question Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    I'm running Suse 10.3 and KDE 3.5. Acer Power FH series Pentium D, 3 Ghz, 1 Gb Ram, Intel 946 video.

    The system is stable except for a problem with Firefox 3.0.3 - Firefox will be working normally, then disappear from the screen as if you shut it down. Starting it back up and using "restore session" gets it back, but I can't figure out why its shutting down in the first place.

    There is nothing in the system logs, and running Firefox from a terminal window generates no error messages. Everything else is working normally.

    Any ideas where else to look in troubleshooting this?
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Has it only just started happening? Think if you have changed FF in any way - ie; extensions added recently?

    You say random: So you must mean it's doesn't seem related to any particular aspect of browsing?
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Has it only just started happening? Think if you have changed FF in any way - ie; extensions added recently?

    You say random: So you must mean it's doesn't seem related to any particular aspect of browsing?
    No, no changes to FF, not even any updates for the extensions.

    Random is just that: it shut down on my while reading the forums here earlier, and another board before that. Happened a couple of times yesterday also. Flash, etc. doesn't seem to affect it one way or another, like on MSNBC, Fox, etc.

    Guess I'll keep "testing" and see what else it does.
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    You could clear cache etc..

    Also worth a try is to rename the .mozilla folder in your hidden /home/user

    to say.OLDmozilla

    start FF. It should be like you never ran it before

    see if the problem persists

    you can always bring back your OLD folder

    Might help isolate the problem
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Do you use the FF from the 'Mozilla'-repository or from the FF-homepage? I recommend the first.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    Do you use the FF from the 'Mozilla'-repository or from the FF-homepage? I recommend the first.
    I'm using the Mozilla repo.
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    You could clear cache etc..

    Also worth a try is to rename the .mozilla folder in your hidden /home/user

    to say.OLDmozilla

    start FF. It should be like you never ran it before

    see if the problem persists

    you can always bring back your OLD folder

    Might help isolate the problem
    Did all of the above. FF has behaved since then, but I'm going to wait a bit before saying the problem is solved. It hasn't shutdown on me since earlier this evening.
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Using

    Code:
    firefox -P
    ...is an easier way of setting up a new profile and still keeping the old one. Just a hint.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    Firefox seems to be stable now after re-creating the profile. Something in there must have gotten corrupted, but its been running for over 18 hours now with no crashes. Still no errors in the system logs that I can find. Weird.

    Must be "Linux Voodoo"
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.3 Random Crashes

    I have very recently installed flash 10 and have had no further problems since that time. I had been experiencing hangs and crashes about every thirty minutes prior to the installation of flash 10. I got it directly from the flash site and uninstalled flash 9.3 to complete the install. I have also unchecked the top three boxes in the edit>preferences>security choices in Firefox 3.03. Good luck.

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