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Old Apr 6, 2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Macrumors crashing Firefox and Safari

I am having a problem that just started with Macrumors. Prior to a couple of days ago, I had no problems.

When I try to log onto the site using Firefox, Firefox crashes immediately.

Safari works fine until I try to upload a file (any format) in the Forum section (any Forum). As soon as I click the upload button, then Safari crashes. I can post a reply in Safari as well as create a thread. It is just the uploading.

I'm using OSX 10.5.8, Safari 5.0.6, and Firefox 2.0.0.20. It does not happen if I log in from another computer.

Any thoughts?

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Old Apr 6, 2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Works fine on Safari 5.0.6/10.5.6 for me.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 12:51 AM   #3
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I have no issues with 10.6.8 and FF 20.0.
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Test from 10.5.8 and Safari 5.0.6 with an upload attachment.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 07:10 AM   #5
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Second test from 10.5.8 and Firefox 2.0.0.20 with upload attachment.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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I am having a problem that just started with Macrumors. Prior to a couple of days ago, I had no problems.

When I try to log onto the site using Firefox, Firefox crashes immediately.

Safari works fine until I try to upload a file (any format) in the Forum section (any Forum). As soon as I click the upload button, then Safari crashes. I can post a reply in Safari as well as create a thread. It is just the uploading.

I'm using OSX 10.5.8, Safari 5.0.6, and Firefox 2.0.0.20. It does not happen if I log in from another computer.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
Must be something local on your computer. As you can see above I made two test posts from an iMac G5 using 10.5.8 and Safari 5.0.6 as well as Firefox 2.0.0.20 while adding attachments.

I didn't experience any crashes of either browser or the OS.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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I am having a problem that just started with Macrumors.

Any thoughts?
Your post is useless without the crash report. See also:
https://developer.apple.com/library/...rtCrash.8.html
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Working fine for me on Safari 5.1.7 and OSX 10.6.8
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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Ignore the following posts. I am doing some tests with different external devices disconnected.

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Your post is useless without the crash report. See also:
https://developer.apple.com/library/...rtCrash.8.html
Okay. My computer was shut down and unplugged for about 12 hours. When I got home this afternoon, I ran tests in which I disconnected all of my external devices and then added them back in one-by-one. This time, Firefox crashed every time a few seconds after loading Macrumors' front page. Safari worked without any problems.

I have attached a Word file with all of the crash reports I got after adding in each new device.
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Ignore the following posts. I am doing some tests with different external devices disconnected.
Device drivers run within the kernel address space and your applications run within the so called user address space, so i doubt that your devices are the problem. You can try the Apple hardware test (the long version) or disable all plugins & add-ons in your browser preferences.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 04:06 PM   #12
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I have attached a Word file with all of the crash reports I got after adding in each new device.
Thank you! :-)

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Originally Posted by Crash Report 1
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Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000c9e58959
Crashed Thread: 0

Thread 0 Crashed:
0 org.mozilla.firefox 0x00527629 ns4xPlugin::CreatePlugin(nsIServiceManagerObsolete*, char const*, char const*, PRLibrary*, nsIPlugin**) + 233
1 org.mozilla.firefox 0x001ea607 nsActivePluginList::stopRunning(nsISupportsArray*) + 3139
2 org.mozilla.firefox 0x001f0116 nsPluginHostImpl::~nsPluginHostImpl() + 652
3 org.mozilla.firefox 0x001e7472 nsActivePlugin::nsActivePlugin(nsPluginTag*, nsIPluginInstance*, char const*, int, nsIPluginInstancePeer*) + 716
...
Crash report 1 shows, that Firefox uses one or more plugin(s). Probably older and incompatible, no longer necessary plugins. Make sure you remove all not necessary plugins from your Mac, and install the newest version of the Flash Player plugin, if you need this plugin. Then restart your web browser. See also: How to Remove Plug-ins
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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test 7

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Thank you! :-)


Crash report 1 shows, that Firefox uses one or more plugin(s). Probably older and incompatible, no longer necessary plugins. Make sure you remove all not necessary plugins from your Mac, and install the newest version of the Flash Player plugin, if you need this plugin. Then restart your web browser. See also: How to Remove Plug-ins
It all seems to be good now. I appreciate your help very much.

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