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Firefox freezes at start

Postby dslibre on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:28 am

Hello,

Linux Mint 12 LXDE clean install here (updated today).

When I'm trying to start Firefox, it just keeps freezing (9 times out of 10).

Any idea what's wrong? :?

Everything was working fine in Linux Mint 11 LXDE.

Thanks.

PS: Not to mention Google Search is still missing from Firefox :roll:
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Re: Firefox freezes at start

Postby lmarmisa on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:46 pm

Hi dslibre,

I recommend this test. Open a terminal and type this command:

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mv .mozilla .mozilla.old


Your current Firefox configuration has been saved in the folder '~/.mozilla.old'.

Then open Firefox and check if it is stable.

If you need to restore your current config, type these commands:

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cd
rm -r .mozilla
mv .mozilla.old .mozilla


Google is available as search engine. Go to Manage search engines.

Regards,

Luis
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Re: Firefox freezes at start

Postby dslibre on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:30 pm

Hey lmarmisa,

lmarmisa wrote:I recommend this test...
...


thanks for the hint, I've tried that, in fact I even deleted whole .mozilla directory (it's clean install and all my important stuff is synced via Firefox Sync anyway).

Unfortunately, Firefox is still freezing at start. Well, it occasionally starts (like every 10th time), but keeps freezing later anyway...

I suspect fglrx driver is causing this behaviour, but I'm not sure. :(


lmarmisa wrote:Google is available as search engine. Go to Manage search engines.


Thanks :)
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Re: Firefox freezes at start

Postby Gnarly on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:22 pm

I am not having Freeze up problems but Firefox is laggy as heck on my Lxde install. Although I dont normally use Chrome, I installed Chromium and it runs good.
So not sure why but something is not right with this lxde and firefox versions. :(
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Re: Firefox freezes at start

Postby dslibre on Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:28 am

Gnarly wrote:I am not having Freeze up problems but Firefox is laggy as heck on my Lxde install. Although I dont normally use Chrome, I installed Chromium and it runs good.
So not sure why but something is not right with this lxde and firefox versions. :(


Yeah, Chromium working 100% fine all the time. I would say something is not right with Firefox in general these days (week, months...). It's a pity it was really great browser once :(
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Re: Firefox freezes at start

Postby nthucker on Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:04 am

I installed yesterday and had the same problem as well. It may have got better with all the updates that came down and a few restarts (although can't remember). In the end I couldn't get chrome on their fast enough. I had LXDE on there for about 18 hours (trying to make it all work), but I ran into too many other issues I just couldn't resolve and I needed a working computer today. Going back to Gnome.
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Re: Firefox freezes at start

Postby coolizard on Wed May 30, 2012 5:12 am

I have the same problem as well. I tried install latest nvidia driver and remove all mozzila config files, but still the same problem. By the way thunderbird freezing too. Any idea please?
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