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Firefox slows to halt (for >1.5 min) to load site and freezes entire Ubuntu 11.10, modern system.
I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 since it was beta with no problems. I have been regularly updating everything, and keep a clean track with sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get clean. Even with all updates, firefox was running completely fine until just last week. If an update came out in the last month, that may be it. My updates are up to the month at least. As soon as I open firefox, it pretends to load, before freezing (and turning gray). At that point, my entire system hangs. I have updated everything. I have apt-get remove firefox'ed, apt-get autoremove/clean, then apt-get install firefox'd. I have started in firefox -safe-mode with all options checked. I have, of course, rebooted several times. I have run firefox without, then after deleting every, add-on. I have even searched for log files in .mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports, but found none (a bunch of tmp and extra files). I've tried starting firefox under Ubuntu classic instead of Unity. These are all my online searches have found. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on Intel i7-960 in an Intel DX58SO2 with 8gb mem, and EVGA superclocked pci-express video adapter. nvidia is properly configured. No other program at all hangs but firefox, which is why I'm here and not in the Ubuntu forums. Thank you for your help.
I followed the advice in one of the posts here , to rename the .mozilla folder, and it worked. I would like to add, however, that this is very inconvenient and that all of your personalized settings and bookmarks and favorites etc. will be wiped clean. I would like to know what causes this, and my satisfaction with firefox is dwindling. Still better than IE..Read this answer in context 👍 0
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I followed the advice in one of the posts here , to rename the .mozilla folder, and it worked. I would like to add, however, that this is very inconvenient and that all of your personalized settings and bookmarks and favorites etc. will be wiped clean. I would like to know what causes this, and my satisfaction with firefox is dwindling. Still better than IE..
Modified by helasraizam
Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.
See "Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile":
There may be extensions and plugins installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions & Plugins" in case there are still problems.
If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.