Mozilla Crasher

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jun 27 12:29:23 UTC 2020

On Sat, 27 Jun 2020 09:10:23 +0100, Graham Bentley wrote:
> Have done two installs to ext usb ssd from most recent .iso, one several 
> weeks ago from packages adding as I went along. The second a few days 
> ago from same disc but adding all the packages I needed at once. In both 
> cases updated / upgraded packages very recently. On the first, Firefox 
> runs like a champ and is rock sold, on the second it crashes badly and 
> takes down X with Fatal IO Error.

This might be related to filesystem inconsistencies.
In addition to what Ralf already suggested, boot the
system in single-user mode and perform a forced fsck
of all related filesystems. Verify _first_ that all
filesystems are clean and consistent in order to get
valid results from all further experiments.

> Where would I start trying to figure 
> out; * What is the difference between the two installs

Only you can tell. :-)

> * How to track 
> down the cause of the crashes

Run Firefox from within a terminal so you can see
possible error messages as they occur.

In worst case, you can use the "truss" program to
find out _where_ exactly Firefox is crashing.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list