Thursday, September 07, 2017 Ubuntu Update is Once again causing Default Firefox Browser to Crash All browser Tabs, please can we have a fix for this?

Asked by Snooper on 2017-09-08

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (Pacific Tie Zone) Ubuntu Update is Once again causing Default Firefox Browser to Crash All browser Tabs, please can we have a fix for this?

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2017-09-09

If you rename ~/.mozilla (I assume you don't use Thunderbird for email) then launch the browser, is it OK?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

The way that you try specifying updates is nonsense. There is no "Thursday, September 07, 2017" update. Different packages are updated whenever the need arises to do so, and there might be a delay of several hours (or even days) to your local repository server. And the time that updates get installed on your system also depends on your starting of package update processes.

So we are absolutely clueless about the updates that were installed on your system on a specific date.

If you really think that a package update is responsible for your problem, you might look in /var/logs/dpkg.log and similar files for the most recent updates that have been installed on your system.

I am not aware that there has been any update to the packages which I deem important for the function of firefox within the past few days, so I doubt that an update is responsible for your problems.

There are no other reports about a "Crash All browser Tabs in Firefox Browser" by anybody else. In my humble opinion this points towards a problem that is related to your installation only.

Have the hard disk problems that have been shown in other questions like https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/644787 meanwhile been solved?

What output do you currently get for the command
dmesg | grep ata1.00

Snooper (ghos282) said : #3

Manfred., Yes I believe the previous ‘Hard drive issues’ have been solved with a simple cleaning of the connector pins with Isopropanol and an application of a thin coat of DeOxIt. I am Still awaiting the New ATA 133 Cables which are on Order.
dmesg | grep ata1.00
[ 2.013532] ata1.00: ATA-5: WDC WD400JB-00ENA0, 05.03E05, max UDMA/100
[ 2.013543] ata1.00: 78165360 sectors, multi 16: LBA
[ 2.029443] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
I check for Ubuntu updates every day a System Start up. That is the date that update became available and was installed.
I don’t want defensive … I just want the default Firefox browser to function Without Constantly CRASHING.
This and other previously reported behaviors seem to be being triggered by certain aspects of the Facebook Web Site:
1. their ‘Notifications system’ (which they have refused to fix), and which seems to attempt to turn the contents of any hard drive into ‘Orphaned Inode’ salad Rather then completing the connecting of their servers, and completing the functioning of the tasks of that notification system.
2. their constant and unclosable pop-ups demanding to further implement this hard drive hacking ‘notifications system’ “even when not connected to Facebook.”
3. any attempt to use their ‘Emoji’ selection menu to insert an ‘Emoji’ into a comment. Usually resulting in the facebook web site attempting to turn the contents of any hard drive into ‘Orphaned Inode’ Salad. Rather than allowing their servers to correctly connect and complete the process once an Emoji has been selected from that menu. (Again something which they have refused to fix).
4. their Forcing of any pages Comment Section into Picture Frame Mode. Rather than displaying the comment content. When you have ‘Right Clicked” and selected to “Display that comment in another Tab”.
5. Facebook WITHOUT ANY AUTHORIZATION from the user, arbitrarily and Illegally CLOSING any other browser tabs they wish to.
--Any of these things being triggered while on the facebook web site, causes the Firefox Browser to unrecoverably go into their “Oops this browser tab has crashed” mode. While their servers fail to complete connecting and thus fail to load content. While their Malfunctioning Page Java Script, attempts to turn the contents of any hard drives ./tmp directory into “Orphaned Inode’ Salad.
--This Firefox Browser CRASHING behavior had stopped as of the Tuesday September 05, 2017. updated. But this Crashing behavior resumed as of the Thursday September 07, 2017. Ubuntu Update.
Again, I dont’t want “defensive responses” I just want this fixed.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Again: There is no "Tuesday September 05, 2017" or "Thursday September 07, 2017. Ubuntu Update". It very much depends on your operations and settings, which Ubuntu updates you install on what date.

Can you check /var/logs/dpkg.log and find out the updates that have been installed on your system on respectively between these dates?

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #5

Snooper
I also have problems with FireFox. I have found NO solutions for these problems. I have tried FireFox support, NO help. Most problems, have to do with, unnecessary, unwanted, irritating pop-ups. I have found no browser that is just like, I want it to be. So I started using other browsers for certain things. Such as QupZilla, for YouTube, stops two pop-up windows. I also use Google Chrome, Chromium, and Opera. Have you contacted FireFox support about the crashing? I do not use Facebook. About your #5 above, have you contacted Facebook? What was their response to: Illegally CLOSING any other browser tabs they wish to. I would like to suggest using, other browsers, to find out if same problems occur with them.
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