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Browsers keep randomly closing

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:30 pm
by exiledrose
As the title says my web browsers keep randomly closing. I am using linux mint 17.1. I had to reinstall because my menus and fonts where messing up. They kept turning into this blank white squares. So after re installing linux mint 17.1 again my browsers keep closing randomly. I did install pepper flash (Probably the problem?) because I was using chromium but then it kept closing. So I made firefox my default web browser and then that kept closing on me to. So I installed google chrome and that kept closing on me to now. I'm using the web browser Opera and everything is working fine. So I'm wondering how do I get the others working again. As much as I like Opera I prefer one of the Google browsers or Firefox. Would removing pepper flash fix the problem?

Re: Browsers keep randomly closing

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:31 pm
by Pjotr
Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- launch a terminal window and make it full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Re: Browsers keep randomly closing

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:34 pm
by exiledrose
Pjotr wrote:Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- launch a terminal window and make it full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

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System:    Host: roses-HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP 255 G1 Notebook PC version: 0888130000305910000620110
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 188B version: KBC Version 69.18 Bios: Insyde version: F.36 date: 06/07/2013
CPU:       Dual core AMD E2-2000 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 6987.26 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1400.00 MHz 2: 875.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 7340] bus-ID: 00:01.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-37-generic
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe driver: rt2800pci ver: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (2.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST320LT012 size: 320.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 286G used: 6.2G (3%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 8.16GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.4C mobo: N/A gpu: 48.0 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 175 Uptime: 1:21 Memory: 892.6/7577.9MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
Edit: I had no extensions and the browsers worked fine before reinstalling.

Re: Browsers keep randomly closing

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:05 pm
by Buzzsaw
Firefox will crash if it uses too much RAM. There's a limit, even for 64-bit versions, but I can't remember what it is. It happened to me when I had about forty tabs open once.

Re: Browsers keep randomly closing

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:31 pm
by Pjotr
Launch Driver Manager. Does it offer you an fglrx driver for your video card? If so, install it and reboot.

Re: Browsers keep randomly closing

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:01 pm
by Laurent85
Without any relevant error message il will be difficult to diagnose. Open a terminal then launch firefox from within terminal :

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firefox
Keep the terminal open and browse the web. Once firefox crash, look for messages displayed into terminal, then post output.