Firefox Bus Error

Asked by Rick Simnett

When I start Firefox on Ubuntu 7.04 it takes me directly to my homepage. However, when I try to browse to a link on the homepage, or I manually type in a new url to go to, firefox crashes unexpectedly. I ran firefox from the command line to get the output and see what the issue was (I had recently installed a Real Rhapsody plugin which turned out to be incompatible, it has been removed now), and I got this:

rick@rick-desktop:~$ firefox
Bus error (core dumped)

I then reran firefox from the command prompt in safemode and got the same error:

rick@rick-desktop:~$ firefox -safe-mode
Bus error (core dumped)

I have completely removed firefox, and reinstalled it to see if that would correct the issue, and no dice.

Anyone have any ideas of how to fix this? I am using opera now, and its not cutting it.

Thanks,
Rick

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Best Terence Simpson (tsimpson) said :
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Sounds like something from that plugin wasn't removed properly, try moving the ~/.mozilla/firefox/ directory somewhere so it's recreated when firefox starts. If that works then you can at least get your bookmarks back by copying the old ~/.mozilla/firefox/(some random stuff).default/bookmarks.html to the new directory.

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Rick Simnett (sinfotech) said :
#2

Looks like that fixed it. I guess I should go to Real and tell them their plugin messes up firefox 2 on linux.

Thanks!