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Suddenly, when i start firefox i get this error massage:

[ilia@localhost ~]$ firefox
/usr/lib/firefox- line 131:  4809 Segmentation fault	  "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
[ilia@localhost ~]$

I don't remember doing something unusual. Need help.


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New one: each time i try to view a page that contains some flash i get this:

[ilia@mdk ~]$ firefox
Flash Player: Warning: environment variable G_FILENAME_ENCODING is set and is not UTF-8
/usr/lib/firefox- line 131:  4912 Segmentation fault	  "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
[ilia@mdk ~]$



Same happens with the FF i downloaded from FF site, so it must be a flash-plugin problem.

Any thoughts?

Edited by ilia_kr
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Yes, I did. Ok now, but still i don't like that problems such as these appear from nowhere.
Well, from your point of view it seemed to appear from no where, but I assure you there was a reason for it. We just aren't sure what it was ;)
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I reinstalled the plugin as tyme said by downloading a rpm from adobe site, so i suppose it was the latest. According to "about:plugins" i have a Shockwave Flash 9.0 r31 plugin.


Now FF turns off spontaneously, and i can't find any clue why it happens.


I think AussieJohn had the same experience as i did with FF, look here.

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Well the error doesn't come back any more, so i guess this case is closed. Thanks everyone.

Ilia, some sites just have maliceous code to crash anytihng but IE....

I found one last week... (someone posted a link)... so I just did a wget and retrieved the code .. it was actually documented as crash non IE browser... on the flash detection plug-in...also crashed konqueror ...

Weird thing... I looked at the redirection for IE and pasted THAT into firefox and the rest of the site works fine, including flash...

I guess some people just hate non MS products???

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