View Full Version : Firefox startup crashes Fedora

1st October 2009, 10:32 AM
When I startup Firefox Fedora's screen freezes. The only way to restore is to power off and on!

I've tried yum remove/install but the problem persists.

Anyone know a solution?

1st October 2009, 02:18 PM
Try upgrading to the latest version of firefox if possible using "yum upgrade firefox". Do you have any additional Firefox plugins installed? If so you may have to disable some or all of them, and enable them one by one to see which one is causing the issue.


1st October 2009, 03:28 PM
sudo yum install firefox
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, priorities, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Package firefox-3.5.3-1.fc11.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

i am on the latest version. Firefox freezes the screen before it's even fully up so i can't change any firefox settings

1st October 2009, 05:20 PM
Although you'll lose your bookmarks, settings, etc., have you tried deleting (better mv'ing to a new name) your .mozilla directory and forcing the creation of a new one?


1st October 2009, 05:44 PM
You can try starting Firefox in safe mode: /path/to/firefox/firefox -safe-mode . See if that gets it to at least start up for you so that you can check the plugins, etc.


1st October 2009, 11:06 PM
Ok starting it in safe mode worked. I got the message that firefox was now updated to the latest version. all add-ons and plugins were disabled anyway in safe mode.

restarted firefox normally and now it seems to be ok!!

Thanks for the suggestion!:)