An installation of Ubuntu 12 and 14 are possible on one computer with no problems for Firefox or Thunderbird. On a similar computer , also with a dual setup with Wind… (read more)
An installation of Ubuntu 12 and 14 are possible on one computer with no problems for Firefox or Thunderbird. On a similar computer , also with a dual setup with Windows and Ubuntu, the installation seems to go well but at the first click to load Firefox or Thunderbird either one will crash within 5 seconds of opening. (That is too quick to allow any searching of the software menus.) A point which might be significant is that when the option of "Try Ubuntu" is tried on the "problem PC" , before the main installation, all of the software works normally, including Firefox and Thunderbird. As soon as the full installation take place the trouble with crashes starts. I find it puzzling that can happen on the same PC as the trial was done. I have tried various suggestions with no success. The only other fact which might be relevant is that the same "problem PC" is fine with a dual system of Windows and Lubuntu where both Firefox and an email program (Sylfeed) work perfectly well without crashing. I have tried the same combinations with several different hard drives of the same PC and the result is always the same. A solution would be great to save even more hours of investigations! I am writing this on the "problem PC" but using a hard drive set up with Lubuntu as the problem setup will not allow me any access to the internet or email. I therefore have not tried the automatic troubleshooter with this combination.