Firefox (Namoroka) crashes after last system update

Asked by John Baldur on 2010-04-13

My system: Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic updated up-to-date
Firefox (Namoroka) crashes after the last system update! The same has happened to both my Laptop (Vaio) and PC!
Is there any remedy action under way?
Thank you ....

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I have recently switched from Firefox to Chromium, because it feels snappier (smoother scrolling) and passes the Acid3 test. Firefox 3.5 , 3.6 and 3.7 all fail the Acid3 test.

See here for more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid3

Here is the PPA for Chromium:

https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa

Here is the install guide:

http://digitizor.com/2009/11/06/how-to-install-chromium-browser-in-ubuntu-9-10-karmic-koala/

If you do not like Chromium, you should maybe remove Firefox 3.6 (Namoroka) and install a different version of Firefox (for example: Firefox 3.5)

Rohan Garg (rohangarg) said : #2

Hi
Can you please follow this : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs?action=show&redirect=DebuggingFirefox : to get a better debugging output and report the bug with launchpad at : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ and file it under the firefox package,that will help the Mozilla team to correct whatever is going wrong

John Baldur (johnko99) said : #3

I can only introduce the following:

System: Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala
Package: 3.6.4.~hg20100410r34032+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~karmic (karmic)

executable path: /usr/bin/firefox
Trying to start firefox after creating a brand new profile with no add-ons had the same result as my default profile:

john@john-pirate:~$ firefox -ProfileManager

(firefox-bin:5785): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times

(firefox-bin:5785): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times

** (firefox-bin:5816): WARNING **: Serious fd usage error 16

** (firefox-bin:5816): WARNING **: Serious fd usage error 14
Killed

Firefox (Namoroka) was working perfectly until, after the late system update (early days of April) when Firefox crashes on start! The same situation exists in two different machines - my laptop and my PC.
For the moment I use Google Chrome....

I was told to go back to Firefox 5, but I think that we should look ahead not backwards...

Hi John,

I think your pc is experiencing this bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/513887

Please read all the remarks in that bug report.

Regards,

Mark

Also try all the suggestions from forumuser Excedio at this location:

http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1451736

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