[svlug] Firefox/Thunderbird closing

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Sun Jan 21 09:31:29 PST 2007

Hey all,

Okay, so one of my Firefox instances just crashed 
and all I got from the shell where I opened it was 
'Segmentation fault.'

I guess I'll just put up with this until I install 

And now I'm wondering what my desktop options are 
on Ubuntu. I like Fluxbox for it's light, no 
nonsense look and feel. I really don't need, and 
frankly get annoyed, at bouncing mouse icons, etc. 
If it looks too much like Windows I get fussy.

Any suggestions? I would assume I can run Fluxbox 
on Ubuntu. Is this correct?


Erik Steffl wrote:
> Skip Evans wrote:
>>Hey all,
>>I have two Debian workstations running a 2.6 
>>kernel and on both them Firefox and Thunderbird 
>>will just close at seemingly random times.
> ...
>>Versions are:
>>Thunderbird: 1.0.2
>>Firefox: 1.0.4
>    these are very old, I'd upgrade,
>    are you using debian stable? Those version seem old even for debian 
> stable.
>    Debian is great and all but for any desktop usage _I_ would only use 
> unstable exactly because of issues like this one - both firefox and 
> thunderbird are a LOT better now and you don't want to waste time on 
> debugging/troublshooting problems that have been fixed already...
>    there's a repository that backports new app to stable 
> (http://www.backports.org/), not sure how good it is
>    another option might be ubuntu (I think it's kinda like better tested 
> debian unstable, not sure though)
> 	erik
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Skip Evans
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