Firefox crash: npviewer.bin is not responding.
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  1. #1
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    Question Firefox crash: npviewer.bin is not responding.

    Firefox crashes frequently when surfing on certain pages.

    Is there something to be done about this?
    Running Fedora8 32-bit and KDE 3.5.8 with:
    Processor: Intel core2duo E6550
    Motherboard: ASUS P5K
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS (driver ver. 100.14.19)
    Hard disk: 160GB SATA Western Digital Caviar SE 7200rpm
    Memory: 2GB RAM DDR2 667MHz

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    ughi, have a look at this thread
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    Well, now I am bit more confused

    I have mozilla-vlc plugin installed. What I thinkl I found out is that it might cause the problem or then solve it. I don't have nspluginwrapper installed unless it has installed with some other software.

    But, one thing that I found common to my pc crashing is that everytime there are multiple npviewers open when I kill firefox after hangup.
    Running Fedora8 32-bit and KDE 3.5.8 with:
    Processor: Intel core2duo E6550
    Motherboard: ASUS P5K
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS (driver ver. 100.14.19)
    Hard disk: 160GB SATA Western Digital Caviar SE 7200rpm
    Memory: 2GB RAM DDR2 667MHz

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    What is the actual reason for hangups?

    Sometimes not a single one of those flash contents on a page is shown.
    Then on the same site on another subpage multiple flashes work without any problem.

    It does not really matter, since they usually are just adds.

    But it does matter when browser crashes because of it.

    Can anyone tell why the hangup occurs in the first place?
    My guess is that web designers are trying too hard to make fancy technical pages and have totally forgotten for what reason webpages are made for.
    Running Fedora8 32-bit and KDE 3.5.8 with:
    Processor: Intel core2duo E6550
    Motherboard: ASUS P5K
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS (driver ver. 100.14.19)
    Hard disk: 160GB SATA Western Digital Caviar SE 7200rpm
    Memory: 2GB RAM DDR2 667MHz

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    have you downloaded an extracted a firefox Tarball from the mozilla site? or use swiftfox , but the gecko crashes are due to fedora's Firefox being at fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demz
    have you downloaded an extracted a firefox Tarball from the mozilla site?
    Most probably yes.
    I have installed so many different linux distros to many pc's recently that I am not quite sure.
    Usually I have downloaded latest version everytime I install linux.


    Quote Originally Posted by Demz
    or use swiftfox ,
    Downloaded and installed. I'll give it a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by Demz
    but the gecko crashes are due to fedora's Firefox being at fault
    How is this possible. I'd understand if fedora were a commercial product and the driving force would be a quick earnings. Maybe two versions per year is bit too much to handle.
    Running Fedora8 32-bit and KDE 3.5.8 with:
    Processor: Intel core2duo E6550
    Motherboard: ASUS P5K
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS (driver ver. 100.14.19)
    Hard disk: 160GB SATA Western Digital Caviar SE 7200rpm
    Memory: 2GB RAM DDR2 667MHz

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    Thumbs up Installing Swiftfox helped.

    It seems that browser/flashplayer does not crash anymore and shows flash content correctly.

    But some other issue came up. Some links and filenames do not work.
    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=176827
    Running Fedora8 32-bit and KDE 3.5.8 with:
    Processor: Intel core2duo E6550
    Motherboard: ASUS P5K
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS (driver ver. 100.14.19)
    Hard disk: 160GB SATA Western Digital Caviar SE 7200rpm
    Memory: 2GB RAM DDR2 667MHz

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