firefox crashes, and crashes, and crashes, and crashes

rjmccorkle

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May 11, 2006
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cedar rapids, ia
I'm so sick of this! I need to have firefox on here to preview my websites to ensure cross browser compat. yet everytime i open firefox and go to the sites I need (such as my site) it shuts down immediately. HELP! I've deleted preferences in libraries, the app, everything for firefox multiple times yet it still has issues. My wife has her profile on my imac also and hers never crashes. What's the deal? Should i create a new profile and move all my prefs and data to it? Is there an easier way?

I ran into issues about the time i started using this new flash 8 stuff so i had to roll back to the original flash "driver" for my imac (brand new imac duo core intel 20 inch) and i could view flash again, is this related?

HELP someone please!:eek:
 

Queso

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Is there anything in your ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder that could be conflicting?

Also, are you aware of the Camino browser? It uses the same Gecko rendering engine as Firefox, but is optimised for OSX.
 

rjmccorkle

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May 11, 2006
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cedar rapids, ia
dynamicv said:
Is there anything in your ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder that could be conflicting?

Also, are you aware of the Camino browser? It uses the same Gecko rendering engine as Firefox, but is optimised for OSX.
probably... that's where i reinstalled the initial flash player file. currently i have in that dir:

drm plugin.bundle
flash player enabler.plugin
flash player.plugin
flashplayer.xpt
iPhotoPhotocast.plugin
Java Applet Plugin Enabler
Java Applet.plugin
JavaPluginCocoa.bundle
NP-PPC-Dir-Shockwave
NPSVG3.zip
NPSVG3Carbon
NPSVG3ReadMe.html
nsIQTScriptablePlugin.xpt
QuickTime Plugin.plugin
QuickTime Plugin.webplugin
Windows Media Plugin
 

Queso

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Take everything out that doesn't end in plugin or xpt and see if that helps. Move them to another folder rather than delete them though in case you need them later.
 

Nate4747

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May 7, 2006
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Missouri
I've always had trouble with FF for OS X. Definitely check out Camino as was suggested above, it is a great browser.
 

MUCKYFINGERS

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Jun 7, 2005
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never had much luck with firefox on os x. use safari or camino as others hae said, if you can that is.
 

rjmccorkle

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May 11, 2006
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cedar rapids, ia
and wait a minute - it looks like adobe must've released a new univ. binary that actually works!!!! And i don't have to run it in rosetta after all like it says you may have to. The last time i downloaded this my flash quit working altogether! YAY! I'm saved! Everything works!

Btw, camino doesn't look like it parses very well. Almost as good as firefox... hope i didn't hurt anyone's feelings, but I'm not impressed.