From: Brad Sawatzky (brad+debian_at_lamorak.phys.virginia.edu)
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 12:54:46 -0400 To: email@example.com
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, John Carline wrote:
> Since upgrading my Sid box (i386) last week, Mozilla 1.7 crashes on many
> websites and when attempting to open email that calls up data from the
> web. The strange part about it is that it only happens to regular users,
> it does not crash when running under root.
[ . . . ]
> So far I've:
> Waited patiently for Sid to quit breaking my toys - upgrading daily - no
Well sid == "unstable", but I sympathize.
[ . . . ]
> Since I haven't seen a hue and cry on the list, it must only be me....
> Anyone know what simple thing I'm missing?
Wild guesses might include:
- problem with java, shockwave, or other plugin/extension that is
'auto-loaded' for all profiles
- corrupt mime.types or mailcap files
The fact that things work as root is interesting (assuming it's not a red
herring). Does anyone know if mozilla goes into a 'safe' mode when run as
root (eg. with respect to loading/handling plugins)?
If none of this solves the problem, then you might want to downgrade to a
previous version and pin the package in apt. If you're lucky there will be
an old version or two in /var/cache/apt/archives/ that you can use. (Copy
the .deb somewhere so it don't get purged before you need it again.)
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