Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 250285
Sudden Firefox Termination (Fedora 7 RPM only)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:12 EST
Description of problem:
The version of Firefox distributed with Fedora 7 terminates randomly after long
periodsof usage. This problem cannot be replicated on any other architecture,
platform or distribution. The problem cannot be rectified by updating to the
current version in the Repositories (which as of writing is 188.8.131.52, latest at
mozilla is 184.108.40.206)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Large amounts of usage. No specific pages. No indication of termination until
I think this is caused by the flash player 9.x. It is not clear which
one is the culprit. It is not clear when there will be a solution. One
thing some people suggested was to start one session of firefox with a
flash content and then use another window for web browsing. This seems
to stop crashes for some reason.
I've had severe problems with Firefox (220.127.116.11-1.fc7) terminating regularly
(currently, every time I visit http://www.slashdot.org, but other sites
as well) on a system I upgraded from FC5. Firefox on this system is
currently unusable as a result.
On two other systems, that I upgraded from FC6, I don't see this problem
The flash player will be run under nspluginwrapper in F8. If the flash crashes,
browser will survive and restore the flash plugin. Closing as NEXTRELEASE for
now. Please reopen if the browser crashes in Fedora 8.