[Novalug] FireFox Crashes
bdalzell at qis.net
Fri Feb 24 15:49:55 EST 2012
On Fri, 24 Feb 2012, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
> FireFox crashes repeatedly and consistently for me. Just after opening or
> opening a web page. Very frustrating - can't get through reading one page!
> I've waited several days, hoping that the difficulty would go away with
> updates - still problematic. Clearing the cache, etc., are of no help. For
> awhile FireFox sync was flailing but that problem seems to have gone away.
> I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and FF updates download from
> ppa.launchad.net/mozillateam/ppa/firefox-stable/ubuntu lucid
> Any ideas before I un-install / re-install?
I have an older system with a GB of memory and a 2003 athlon cpu. A
while ago as Ubuntu moved to Maverick I started getting crashes (they
would consist of a freeze up and then a kernal panic - - you know
where the two lights on the upper right of the keyboard start
flashing) were mostly after I opened Firefox. I finally decided it might
be not enough memory. So I removed the gnome desktop and installed
xfce. Things are much better now although I still get the occasional
freeze up from some web pages that I think are running large scripts
or music or whatever. (I do not have speakers hooked up to this computer
so music is inaudable).
It took me a little while to tweak XFCE to the way I liked but I am
happy with it now.
In the future I will install UbuntuStudio since it is going to be
using XFCE as the desktop application.
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