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Linux Mint 7: Thunderbird and Firefox keep crashing

Postby iantonio on Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:31 pm

Hi :) Has anyone had issues with Thunderbird and Firefox suddenly closing and disappearing from the screen? This keeps happening often and I don't know how to resolve it. I'm also fairly new at Linux Mint at just a few months with Felicia, which I was totally taken with. Now Gloria is really something wonderful - totally outstanding, to say the least. Hope someone can help me out here. Hopefully, my case is one of those isolated incident. Thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 7: Thunderbird and Firefox keep crashing

Postby lagagnon on Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:49 pm

Nope, all fine here and I don't recall anyone else on the forum posting this problem, so it must be you or your system. What exactly happens? Do they crash, freeze or completely disappear? When it happens next open a terminal and type "ps aux | grep firefox" or "ps aux | grep thunderbird". Are the processes still active or are the processes gone?

Also, try launching those applications from a terminal (ie type "firefox" or "thunderbird") and see if you get any error messages in the terminal.
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Re: Linux Mint 7: Thunderbird and Firefox keep crashing

Postby iantonio on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:51 pm

Hi and thanks. Well, Thunderbird just disappears as does Firefox. However, it is not consistent. I just opened a terminal and typed su and when asked I typed my password and it keeps saying authentication failure. I've repeated this several times with the same result. Yet I have typed it exactly the same as I do when I log on. Wow! I can't imagine what is going on here. Maybe it is just a bad installation?
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Re: Linux Mint 7: Thunderbird and Firefox keep crashing

Postby iantonio on Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:30 pm

Wow! I got mixed up between my PC and laptop. You see I have Mint Linux 5 on my laptop and that is the password I typed on this PC with Liniux Mint 7. Anyway, I rebooted and so far all is holding steady. I can see this transition is going to take time but it certainly seems well worth the investment. So thank you very much for your most appreciated guidance.
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