Newsweek.com makes Firefox crash

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    skilcraft

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    I am ruining the stock browser, every other page seems to work fine, but newsweek.com causes a crash every single time. Does anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?

    Thank you all very much.

    -Jeremy
     
    skilcraft, Sep 6, 2008
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    Andysan

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    I've got the same problem, how bizzare!
     
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    Newsweek is fine for me, however, Firefox randomly crashes on me a lot. And the tabs don't get saved either, which is a pain, because I often have 60+ tabs out. :D I have no clue what's wrong.
     
    DiSK, Sep 7, 2008
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    Same thing for me as well. It must be an application or pop-up that makes it crash. Checking on another machine Windows Xp, I notice a lot of animation and video is displayed on the front page. Checking with Firefox 2 on another Linux version (Kubuntu) it runs ok.
    Anybody with Firefox 3 running on the AA1 that can try newsweek.com?
     
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    I have downloaded and installed Opera for Linux (search in Google on Opera for Linux and select the fedora core 5 version). Installing it is easy but it will not show up on the menu. For the moment just run it from the right click menu and type "opera" . Newsweek.com runs fine. Later on you can get it into your main menu by tweaking the group-app.xml file.

    Tip! It is a lot easier to find this file if in the File Manager you click on View and then tick the show hidden files. :)
     
    hjongste, Sep 7, 2008
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    It works fine for me with FF3.
     
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    IUgh. time.com crashes it, newsweek also. FF3 on Aspire one. Bizarre and annoying.
     
    Pilotpat, Dec 15, 2008
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    Works fine: FF3 on XP Home SP3
     
    treker, Dec 15, 2008
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    works fine for me too :)

    aao 150 , WinXP Pro SP3
    maybe a linux-issue :D
     
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    Maybe, but Newsweek.com worked fine for me with Linpus/FF3 and right now it works fine with Ubuntu/FF3.
     
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    Crashes for me too. Stock linpus/firefox2. If you run firefox from the command line, you can see it's segfaulting.
     
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    Crashed for me, but I recompiled the entire mozilla package and libraries. Now it works well. Must have been missing a few library functions or something.
     
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    Just tested it out. Newsweek.com works fine here on my AA1 with Firefox 3.0.4 even with Java scripts enabled (I am a big fan of Noscript addon). However, firefox on the AA1 does crash a lot more than on my main machine. Time to do a self compilation to see if it works better.
     
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    Disabled javascript and Firefox no longer crashes at Newsweek. Thought I'd run into the Great Firewall of IHOP.
     
    ka5s, Dec 29, 2008
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