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    Default Is Firefox stability getting worse?

    I'm finding that over the last 6 months that my Firefox is crashing quite a lot. At least twice a day now I get cases where Firefox just freezes up completely when I try load a page. The page would not complete loading and all other tabs become non responsive to the mouse forcing my to kill FF. I can't see any pattern to it so it appears to be random. It could happen to new pages or pages that I have previously visited. It's getting very frustrating.

    I haven't added any new add-ons for a long time. Also, I have noticed that java takes very long to load. E.G. going to the F1 live timing page will take close to a minute for the page to start-up java and fully load.

    I can't see anything obvious in the logs. I didn't see anything useful in the Crash Report directory under ./mozilla. Does FF keep any other logfiles?

    I'm using 32bit FF 3.6.8 on KDE 4.4.5.
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    Default Re: Is Firefox stability getting worse?

    No issue here and F1 live is super quick here
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    Default Re: Is Firefox stability getting worse?

    Same here, no issues at all. You should test a fresh FF-profile without any addons.

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    Default Re: Is Firefox stability getting worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    Same here, no issues at all. You should test a fresh FF-profile without any addons.
    IIRC @suse_tpx60s
    Has consistently reported issues with FF and more.
    I kind of suspect some general hardware issues for you @suse_tpx60s
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    Default Re: Is Firefox stability getting worse?

    I'll try a fresh FF profile and see if things improve.

    @caf, yes I had a few problems with FF in the past but I think those were mostly down to plug-in or media codec problems. Apart from the freezing issue FF works very well in all other respects. As for it being a hardware problem, while not impossible, I don't experience problems with the rest of my system's performance and very very rarely have a KDE crash so I assume the hardware is functioning fine.

    I'll be upgrading the 11.3 soon and will clean up a lot of my KDE and FF profile then. Just waiting to make sure all the packages I use have been rebuilt for 11.3 before i make the switch.
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    Default Re: Is Firefox stability getting worse?

    Ok, my mistake then.
    I switched to 11.3 on my box yesterday and have had to add the build service repo kde4 stable to get desktop effects working without issue.
    See my post here: New 11.3 install, video playback brief freeze (Desktop effects issue)

    I also have an issue with ssh
    Working in terminal but not from Nautilus or Dolphin (I have both kde and gnome)
    fish:// however, works in dolphin or konqueror
    Strange.
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