hi guys, I was wondering why firefox kept on crashing on my crunchbang computer. it used to be so reliable but somehow on crunchbang it does work so well. And here is the thing: I downloaded the debian package of the firefox into my main folder, and simply accessed it by clicking on the firefox-bin "thingy". I never compiled it or "installed" it. do you think that affects the performance?
Last edited by sexynsmartjenny (2013-03-17 05:46:13)
Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-03-17 10:41:42)
If you use Firefox from Mozilla what I think you do, no, it does not affect the performance. There is maybe something wrong. Try it with disabled addons or even with a clean profile as already pointed by Biz. Or, something I recently experiment, could it be you are accessing sites that use heavily Flash?
Last edited by sexynsmartjenny (2013-03-18 02:35:40)
i actually deleted iceweasel on purpose because I just felt iceweasel is not good compared to firefox.
Just opinions ...
Would reinstall IW, anything over version 4.0 so you get the goodness of the mozilla profile manager. If remember right ... purging IW for me, also got rid of the profile manager too. Is iceweasel diff, than firefox ? I dunno ... guess "for me" I don't really care ... I want Firefox, shrugs.
Still "imo" advantages to running Firefox from /home/yourusername anyway. Being that it auto updates w/o need of waiting for anyone to repackage it and add it to a software repository. May as well just flatout say I'm biased .. I like Firefox, I want firefox.
With Sir Ivan, he's giving me more credit than am due ... He's shown folks how to set up Firefox as the default x-www-brower in #! or any Debian based gnu/nix OS too. Would keep IW installed imo ... as noted above, anything above IW v 4.0 anyway, shrugs.
Not sure what else to say/type ... Mentioned nopers, never had the slightest problem running Firefox from a hidden .dot folder in /home/myusername ... Would reinstall a decent version of IW ... set Firefox as default according to Sir Ivan's instructions and call it good. If you run into probs, you have a serious gnu/nix support network = #! community anyway.
Babble edit ... Arghhh !
Setting up a new mozilla profile could help (imo) sort out whatever problems you're having. I always specify which mozilla profile I want a browser to use ... As noted in one of the links above. When adding firefox to rc.xml ... I tell it which mozilla profile it's going to use. Leaves off atm ...
Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-03-20 13:57:43)