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Firefox Crashes Randomly

Postby JayDub on Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:42 am

So I am new to linux having installed it for my first time yesterday after playing with the live CD for a few days and so far I am liking it. I am running linux mint (obviously) 4.0 Daryna.

Now I have been having a problem since the moment I installed linux is that FireFox (v. 2.0.0.10) crashes randomly and I cannot figure out why. There seems to be pattern of when it crashes, it just does randomly, maybe once an hour or so.

Thanks.
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Re: Firefox Crashes Randomly

Postby civint on Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:01 am

OK, it would help when you make requests like this to post up the output from the program when you run it from terminal. In this instance, open up the terminal and type 'firefox'. This will start firefox, and when it crashes, there will be some sort of message on the terminal where you typed the command. If you could po0st this, then we might be able to help you out a bit better.
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Re: Firefox Crashes Randomly

Postby JayDub on Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:34 am

Thanks, I did not know that I could do that but here are my last two crashes and the output from the terminal

josh@josh-laptop:~/OPTNG/OPTNG$ firefox &
[2] 21957
josh@josh-laptop:~/OPTNG/OPTNG$ QWidget::setMinimumSize: The smallest allowed size is (0,0)
QComboBox::setCurrentItem: (speakerComboBox) Index 1 out of range
kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KActionCollection::KActionCollection( QObject *parent, const char *name, KInstance *instance )
Grabbing the mouse failed with "GrabInvalidTime"
Grabbing the mouse failed with "GrabInvalidTime"
Grabbing the mouse failed with "GrabInvalidTime"
Grabbing the mouse failed with "GrabInvalidTime"
Grabbing the mouse failed with "GrabInvalidTime"
kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KActionCollection::KActionCollection( QObject *parent, const char *name, KInstance *instance )
Segmentation fault (core dumped)


as well as

josh@josh-laptop:~/OPTNG/OPTNG$ *** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin: munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer: 0x0a2a0680 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x1bb)[0xb76d592b]
/usr/lib/firefox/libmozjs.so[0xb7f38fcf]
/usr/lib/firefox/libmozjs.so[0xb7ef0727]
/usr/lib/firefox/libmozjs.so(JS_GC+0x42)[0xb7ec5a22]
/usr/lib/firefox/components/libgklayout.so[0xb59b2970]
/usr/lib/firefox/libxpcom_core.so[0xb7e7a191]
/usr/lib/firefox/libxpcom_core.so[0xb7e7a928]
/usr/lib/firefox/libxpcom_core.so(PL_HandleEvent+0x27)[0xb7e75b47]
/usr/lib/firefox/libxpcom_core.so(PL_ProcessPendingEvents+0x5b)[0xb7e75e3b]
/usr/lib/firefox/libxpcom_core.so[0xb7e77fa8]
/usr/lib/firefox/components/libwidget_gtk2.so[0xb66de335]
/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0[0xb750c6ed]
/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_main_context_dispatch+0x17c)[0xb74dd11c]
/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0[0xb74e055f]
/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_main_loop_run+0x1a9)[0xb74e0909]
/usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0(gtk_main+0xb4)[0xb7b779e4]
/usr/lib/firefox/components/libwidget_gtk2.so[0xb66de7aa]
/usr/lib/firefox/components/libtoolkitcomps.so[0xb64c16b2]
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin[0x804ec0a]
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin[0x804abdf]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0)[0xb767e050]
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin[0x804ab31]
======= Memory map: ========
08048000-0805b000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 196715 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
0805b000-0805c000 rw-p 00012000 08:05 196715 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
0805c000-0bb8c000 rw-p 0805c000 00:00 0 [heap]
ae14c000-ae14d000 ---p ae14c000 00:00 0
ae14d000-ae94d000 rw-p ae14d000 00:00 0
af94f000-af950000 ---p af94f000 00:00 0
af950000-b0336000 rw-p af950000 00:00 0
b0336000-b0400000 ---p b0336000 00:00 0
b0500000-b05ff000 rw-p b0500000 00:00 0
b05ff000-b0600000 ---p b05ff000 00:00 0
b0600000-b0700000 rw-p b0600000 00:00 0
b0700000-b07fd000 rw-p b0700000 00:00 0
b07fd000-b0800000 ---p b07fd000 00:00 0
b0837000-b08bb000 r--p 00000000 08:05 461695 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf
b08bb000-b0bcb000 r--p 00000000 08:05 524299 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache
b0bcb000-b132a000 r--p 00000000 08:05 524303 /usr/share/icons/gnome/icon-theme.cache
b132a000-b133f000 r--p 00000000 08:05 574806 /usr/share/locale-langpack/en_CA/LC_MESSAGES/gedit.mo
b133f000-b139a000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 165439 /usr/lib/libbonoboui-2.so.0.0.0
b139a000-b139d000 rw-p 0005a000 08:05 165439 /usr/lib/libbonoboui-2.so.0.0.0
b1400000-b148b000 r--p 00000000 08:05 461699 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
b148b000-b1500000 r--p 00000000 08:05 461698 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-Oblique.ttf
b1500000-b15fe000 rw-p b1500000 00:00 0
b15fe000-b1600000 ---p b15fe000 00:00 0
b160e000-b1696000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 164586 /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0.2000.1
b1696000-b169a000 rw-p 00087000 08:05 164586 /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0.2000.1
b16e5000-b16ec000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 165565 /usr/lib/libfam.so.0.0.0
b16ec000-b16ed000 rw-p 00006000 08:05 165565 /usr/lib/libfam.so.0.0.0
b16ed000-b16f3000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 1081371 /lib/libacl.so.1.1.0
b16f3000-b16f4000 rw-p 00005000 08:05 1081371 /lib/libacl.so.1.1.0
b1703000-b170f000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 229785 /usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/libfile.so
b170f000-b1710000 rw-p 0000b000 08:05 229785 /usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/libfile.so
b1710000-b1739000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 1605891 /usr/lib/firefox/components/libgkplugin.so
b1739000-b173b000 rw-p 00028000 08:05 1605891 /usr/lib/firefox/components/libgkplugin.so
b1788000-b178a000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 213255 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-hangul-fc.so
b178a000-b178b000 rw-p 00001000 08:05 213255 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-hangul-fc.so
b178b000-b1790000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 213257 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-indic-fc.so
b1790000-b1791000 rw-p 00004000 08:05 213257 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-indic-fc.so
b1791000-b1792000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 213258 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-indic-lang.so
b1792000-b1793000 rw-p 00000000 08:05 213258 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-indic-lang.so
b1793000-b1796000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 213256 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-hebrew-fc.so
b1796000-b1797000 rw-p 00002000 08:05 213256 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-hebrew-fc.so
b1797000-b1799000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 213251 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-arabic-fc.so
b1799000-b179a000 rw-p 00001000 08:05 213251 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-arabic-fc.so
b17d3000-b1810000 r--p 00000000 08:05 461711 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf
b1810000-b1861000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 1605740 /usr/lib/firefox/components/libtransformiix.so
b1861000-b1865000 rw-p 00050000 08:05 1605740 /usr/lib/firefox/components/libtransformiix.so
b1867000-b18b2000 r--p 00000000 08:05 461707 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
b18b2000-b18bf000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 165701 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1
b18bf000-b18c0000 rw-p 0000d000 08:05 165701 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1
b18c0000-b18ef000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 165711 /usr/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0.2000.0
b18ef000-b18f0000 rw-p 0002f000 08:05 165711 /usr/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0.2000.0
b18f0000-b18f5000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 213275 Aborted (core dumped)
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Re: Firefox Crashes Randomly

Postby JayDub on Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:40 pm

Four times in a row it gave me this message

josh@josh-laptop:~/OPTNG/OPTNG$ firefox &
[2] 19464
josh@josh-laptop:~/OPTNG/OPTNG$ Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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Re: Firefox Crashes Randomly

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:48 pm

Maybe started by completely uninstall (maybe reboot) then re-install Firefox with Synaptic. Sometimes this is enough to resolve the problem as the guy here (although it's not the same problem)
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Re: Firefox Crashes Randomly

Postby JayDub on Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:51 pm

Just updating on this problem in case other users have it.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox. However this did not work.

When I changed themes on the browser, it no longer crashed on me.
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