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Re: [opensuse] Firefox 34.0.5
On 26/12/14 00:50, Ruben Safir wrote:
On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 05:30:04PM +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
What is it with this version of Firefox 34.0.5?!

It decides at random times to SHUTDOWN and RESTART - all by itself!

I have seen this happen when I am viewing a TV channel (using VLC)
and FF then "overwrites" what I am watching. At first I thought that
this had something to do with some relationship between VLC and
Firefox v 34.0.5 but this is not the case: Firefox just simply
restarts even though I am doing something else!

This has NEVER happened with previous versions of Firefox. So, why
is 34.0.5 so "special" (and such a PITA)?

BTW, this restart by FF occurred a few minutes ago while I am using
*Tumbleweed* (contrary to what you read below in my Signature line)
and it also has occurred in 13.1 and 13.2 - hence this post.

Something to do with the AddOns I am using, you say? Hardly think so
as I have been using the same AddOns for years and FF has never
behaved as it does now.

Anybody else having similar experience, or know of why this is
occurring? As I said this is a random occurrence (although at one
time I thought I noticed that it occurs ~120 minutes after I start
viewing a TV channel).

Firefox has really gotten to be so broken. I wish I had a solution to
offer, but the project seems to have taken a severe left turn and its
off in the wood...

I'm afraid we will never again see a day with a decent firefox
distribtuion ever again.


Since it became possible to use the Nightly versions of both Thunderbird and Firefox I have been using them (ie, for years) - until some weeks ago.

I stopped using the Nightlies - now known as Aurora (FF) and Earlybird (TB) - some weeks ago because they were *not* performing as they had in the past. And I then went back to using the stock-standard releases of both from openSUSE.

All went well until FF 34.05 came out - which led to my original post.

As I said, the problem I have experienced is RANDOM and I cannot pinpoint the circumstances under which FF goes "gagas". So for those who have not experienced this I say, "You're lucky."

Having said this, I have to add that since writing my original post I have not had a problem with FF - but then 13.1, 13.2 and TW [**] have had updates.


[**] But more about TW later if I get the chance to post a reply to Patrick in Factory.

Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.14.3 & kernel 3.18.1-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

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