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Unable to remove extensions, uninstall firefox, enable extensions at all on Linux.

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During a routine extensions and personas add to firefox, upon reboot the majority of my extensions no longer worked. Unable to enable, disable, or remove the extensions after multiple attempts. I tried running in safe mode and trying to restore firefox back to default settings, but the options wouldn't allow me to when I tried to select them.

I then proceded to go into synaptic package manager to completely remove firefox to do a reinstall. After accomplishing firefox still loaded up with all of my extensions and personas that were supposedly completely removed.

Then I completely removed them in synaptic again. Opened up Nautlis as Root, went into the file system, and deleted any files related to firefox. I finished by doing a reinstall and all of my personas & extensions were there again after I supposedly completely deleted all of them.

I shut down the computer and started back up again after every step. Never have I encountered such difficulties trying to fix any problems such as this with firefox. Any help would be very appreciated, because I am completely baffled. I just want to start over with a clean default state of the latest stable version of firefox.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

3/3/2012

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • This plugin provides integration with Cinnamon for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • This plugin provides integration with Gnome Shell for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • OpenOffice.org Plug-in handles all its documents
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.
  • This is the DjView-4.7 version of the DjVu plugin.See DjVuLibre.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
10.0.2
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
2.0.3
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
BetterPrivacy
1.68
true
{d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3}
BrowserProtect
1.1.3
true
browserprotect@browserprotect.com
Cache Status
0.7.10
true
cache@status.org
FlashGot
1.3.9
true
{19503e42-ca3c-4c27-b1e2-9cdb2170ee34}
Ghostery
2.7.1
true
firefox@ghostery.com
Global Menu Bar integration
2.0.2
true
globalmenu@ubuntu.com
Grooveshark Premium!
2.0.5
true
nogroovesharkads@tobbi.tk
pearltrees
6.0.1
true
collector@broceliand.fr
ShowIP
1.0
true
{3e9bb2a7-62ca-4efa-a4e6-f6f6168a652d}
Ubuntu Firefox Modifications
1.0.2
true
ubufox@ubuntu.com
WorldIP
2.2.0
true
{f36c6cd1-da73-491d-b290-8fc9115bfa55}
anonymoX
0.9.6
false
client@anonymox.net
Bloody Vikings!
0.5.3
false
bloodyvikings@ffs.bplaced.net
FEBE
7.0.3.2
false
{4BBDD651-70CF-4821-84F8-2B918CF89CA3}
Flashblock
1.5.15.1
false
{3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}
FoxyProxy Basic
2.5
false
foxyproxy-basic@eric.h.jung
Modify Headers
0.7.1.1
false
{b749fc7c-e949-447f-926c-3f4eed6accfe}
NoScript
2.3.2
false
{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}
StumbleUpon
3.99
false
{AE93811A-5C9A-4d34-8462-F7B864FC4696}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120216101208
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:10.0.2
extensions.lastAppVersion
10.0.2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
75911
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
Graphics
Adapter Description
Tungsten Graphics, Inc -- Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
Driver Version
2.1 Mesa 7.11
WebGL Renderer
Tungsten Graphics, Inc -- Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2 -- 2.1 Mesa 7.11
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1
Linux - Ubuntu 11.10

Vivek 310 solutions 2084 answers

Hi,

You can also try a new profile. If it's okay, ou can later try to recover personal data from the previous profile. Please note that usually the personal data, settings, installed personas/themes, installed add-ons etc. are stored separately from the Firefox files.

Profiles Howto

Firefox Installation Folder

Firefox Profile Folder

Firefox Profile Files