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Puppy and Firefox 17.0.1 - hangs
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eilenach

Joined: 01 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 13:23    Post_subject:  Puppy and Firefox 17.0.1 - hangs  

Hi everyone,

I've been running Puppy (squeeze-5.X.3.2.7-SCSI.iso) on my Acer Aspire One A110L for a few months now. Initially everything was smooth and I got rid of the problems I had with Linpus. However, for several weeks now Firefox hangs almost constantly. Sometime for several minutes and quite often even causing the whole system to freeze completely. I just checked and the current version of the installed Firefox is 17.0.1. Any suggestions what to do? Change browser or? If so, any suggestions what would fit Puppy?

Thanks in advance!
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 15:46    Post_subject:  

I use to erase periodically the directory mozilla softwares use to save preferences which can get very big and malfunctioning. Erasing it you'll start firefox 17.0.1 as a fresh install. Save your bookmarks. Then:

Code:
mv /root/.mozilla /root/.mozilla.old


Start now Firefox as a fresh install. If you want to go back:

Code:
rm -r /root/.mozilla
mv /root/.mozilla.old /root/.mozilla


I think it's clear. At the end I suggest to not update your functioning browser before testing it with your current puppy.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 18:50    Post_subject:  

Yeah, I'd agree. FF issues are almost always cleared up with a fresh install.

Your backup is of course your curent profile >> ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default.
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mill0001

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 20:54    Post_subject: hangups  

Hi, I'm using SlackO 3.3.3 and I had the same problem with Firefox until I updated to 18.0.1.
Now no more freezes and I'm a happy camper.
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eilenach

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 14:07    Post_subject:  

Thank you all for your answers!

I'm really a beginner with Puppy (and Linux overall). I've now moved the existing mozilla to a new folder, "mozilla.old". But how do I now get a new version of Firefox? Over the command line?

Thanks for your patience!
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mill0001

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 15:16    Post_subject:  

Open up Firefox and go to Menu-Help-About Firefox, click on that and it will open a box that will say "Check for updates". Click on it and Firefox will update.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 15:36    Post_subject:  

Uh, the OP's after a Wink *fresh* install.

Eilenach- assuming the current copy occupies /usr/lib/firefox..

Dnwld from here and extract the whole kaboodle to the same.

It shouldn't ask about overwriting files, it should just do it.

If you haven't changed the name here >> ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default

You should be good'ta go..
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eilenach

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2013, 11:30    Post_subject:  

Edit: Update! For some reason it seems like it is now only the original icon on the desktop that's not working, I finally got Firefox started from the directory itself! 18.0.2 is up and running and seems to be stable! At least an enormous improval from 17.0.1. Thanks for all support! Smile


Thanks again for the support!

Actually Firefox seemed to be working fine again, but before I really had time to evaluate that, I had a system crash. After that all I got when starting the Acer was a black screen. Anyway, I downloaded the latest bios drivers from Acer's homepage and now Puppy's up and running again.

But as for Firefox.. Now it won't even start when I press the icon! It seems like it's loading for a while, and then nothing..

I've tried deleting the existing .mozilla folder and everything in it, creating a new .mozilla folder and downloading the latest Firefox for Linux and extracting that file to ~/.mozilla/firefox/. Still nothing happens!

Any idea what to do next?

Thanks!
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Semme

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2013, 14:30    Post_subject:  

You don't create the ~/.mozilla folder. A Mozilla based browser does upon first run.

Icons are still in the menu, correct?

Is there an FF folder in /usr/lib?
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