Re: Firefox Crashing When Switching Tabs, Selecting Text. etc. - Mandriva

This is a discussion on Re: Firefox Crashing When Switching Tabs, Selecting Text. etc. - Mandriva ; On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:49:40 -0600, Les B. Labbauf wrote: > Am currently running Mandriva 2007, and have Firefox 2.0.0.4. > > java version "1.4.2" > JamVM version 1.4.3 First thing I would do, is install Firefox 2.0.0.11 and ...

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  1. Re: Firefox Crashing When Switching Tabs, Selecting Text. etc.

    On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:49:40 -0600, Les B. Labbauf wrote:
    > Am currently running Mandriva 2007, and have Firefox 2.0.0.4.
    >
    > java version "1.4.2"
    > JamVM version 1.4.3


    First thing I would do, is install Firefox 2.0.0.11 and Java 1.6.0_03-b05
    to close possible security exploits.
    No idea what the mirrors have for 2007. I know 2008 free and non-free
    have both packages.

    If problem still happens, I would run memtest over night.

    Personally I do not wait for package but install them from the vendor.

    I have a separate partition for installs like that.

    Snippet from my admin diary
    #************************************************* ****************
    #*
    #* firefox-2.0.0.11_install.txt
    #*
    #* Package downloaded from http://www.mozilla.com/
    #*
    #* Note: Following assumes a /local/opt partition for install and
    #* /usr/local/bin is in the front of PATH so our install
    #* supersedes /usr/bin/ vendor installed app.
    #* Example:
    #* echo $PATH
    #* /usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/games....
    #*
    #************************************************* ****************

    # close all email/browser accounts/apps

    Click up a terminal, login as root
    su - root

    cd /local/opt
    tar zxvf /accounts/downloads/firefox-2.0.0.11.tar.gz
    mv firefox firefox-2.0.0.11

    # move the runtime app's link

    /bin/rm -f /usr/local/bin/firefox
    ln -s /local/opt/firefox-2.0.0.11/firefox /usr/local/bin
    ls -al /usr/local/bin

    # test as root, run firefox, exit it, run again, exit firefox

    cd
    pwd
    /usr/local/bin/firefox

    #****************** end firefox-2.0.0.11_install.txt ***********





    #************** Start jre-6u3-linux-i586_install.txt **************
    #*
    #* Download jre from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
    #* pick Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 2 download
    #*
    #************************************************* ***************

    mcc
    and remove jre

    chmod +x /accounts/downloads/jre-6u3-linux-i586-rpm.bin
    cd /accounts/downloads
    /accounts/downloads/jre-6u3-linux-i586-rpm.bin
    yes


    cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    /bin/rm -f libjavaplugin_oji.so

    ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_03/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
    ls -al

    #******************************************
    #* jre/java test links
    #******************************************

    firefox http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    and verify version number displayed on screen

    firefox http://www.bodo.com/javame.htm

    #************** End jre-6u3-linux-i586_install.txt *********************

  2. Re: Firefox Crashing When Switching Tabs, Selecting Text. etc.

    On 2008-01-11, Bit Twister wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:49:40 -0600, Les B. Labbauf wrote:
    >> Am currently running Mandriva 2007, and have Firefox 2.0.0.4.
    >>
    >> java version "1.4.2"
    >> JamVM version 1.4.3

    >
    > First thing I would do, is install Firefox 2.0.0.11 and Java 1.6.0_03-b05
    > to close possible security exploits.
    > No idea what the mirrors have for 2007. I know 2008 free and non-free
    > have both packages.


    If you install Sun's Java 1.6, be careful. When I installed
    it on my MD2007.0 system, it created a "jexec" service that
    was 'on' in runlevels 0, 1, and 6, which caused all sorts of
    problems when trying to turn it off in other runlevels. It
    required an edit of the init script to work around that
    problem. Then, just running "rpm -V jdk..." would turn the
    jexec service on, even after specifically turning it off. I
    filed bug reports, and one of them got accepted. I removed
    the jdk RPMs and installed the non-RPM version in
    /usr/local.

    --
    Robert Riches
    spamtrap42@verizon.net
    (Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)

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