Firefox or what?

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Mon Aug 12 16:02:17 UTC 2019

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 05:37:54PM +0200, hw wrote:
>does any of the Firefox versions that can be installed with pkg
>actually work?  Firefix continues to freeze, crash, being unable to
>remember its settings, to not show up at all when starting it other
>than in the process list, and it usually can't be killed even with
>kill -9.
>If Firefox is incompatible with FreeBSD, what's the alternative?

The version I'm using is 68.0.1 and freebsd is 12-stable r350717 and I have no
firefox issues.

I'm using pkg but I build my own packages with poudriere-devel.

Need more information from you regarding the issue before even guessing what
might be wrong. What version of firefox is installed? if installed from
packages, what does pkg info | grep firefox say? What freebsd version?
Anything in /var/log/messages that might indicate a firefox problem? What's
the spec of the machine?

Saying all that, have a look at the last suggestion (dated 2019-08-03 14:48:49
UTC) on this thread it might be useful: 

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