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MJB: FF 3.6.6 Crashes Repeatedly, even when idle
[Apologies, I clicked the wrong URL and shut the previous thread by mistake.]
I am running on linux Mint 9 KDE Edition.
about:crashes says the URL is invalid. ~/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/ doesn't exist; ~/.mozilla/firefox/ contains a single file called .profiles.ini - nor could I find a folder by that name in any of the directories related to FireFox.
Modified by NoahSUMO
One of your add-ons might be the culprit too. Try running Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode with all add-ons disabled. If that solves the problem, see Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and possibly Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problemsRead this answer in context 👍 1
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I have now scanned my entire HD for a folder (or file) named Crash Reports, with no luck.
Install the ViewAbout extension for Firefox restart the app. then go to View | ViewAbout | about:crashes
OK, I installed that. You may not believe this but there is no "crashes" option in the new menu. It goes: about, buildconfig, cache, config, credits, ....
One of your add-ons might be the culprit too. Try running Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode with all add-ons disabled. If that solves the problem, see Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and possibly Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems
Thanks for the anti-virus links, but that's all Windows software; I'm on linux. :-)
I'll try safe mode and report back when I have news.
Btw, I need to point out that my system is a clean install as of a few days ago, to a new hard drive, so the OS was installed from scratch, along with all other software.
OK, after eliminating and testing, it seems (!) that the crash is caused by Mint Search Enhancer - which comes preinstalled with the OS and FF 3.6.6. I had it disabled and had no crashes for a full day. Re-enabled and FF crashed within a few hours.
I don't have certainty that this was the culprit as I might simply not have left things going long enough for them to provoke a crash. But it does seem to be the case.
Anyway, thank you for the assistance. :-)