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#1 2014-01-23 02:58:47

#!_828
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From: Ohio, U. S. of A.
Registered: 2013-09-19
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Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

An issue I've been encountering more frequently as of late:
When I download something from the internet, Iceweasel will give the green arrow & the message will appear saying "all downloads have completed" when, in fact, the download is nowhere near complete! I check whatever folder I saved the file to, & find that the file is significantly smaller that the download prompt said it was, &, obviously, doesn't work, as a huge chunk of it is missing. hmm Something small, like a song, will usually download in less than three minutes, but it's become fairly routine that I'd have to try two or three times before the whole thing is downloaded. Something bigger, like an iso, forget it. I've tried about 20 times in the past week to get a single 300mb download, & I've gotten anywhere between 5mb & 220mb before Iceweasel randomly decides to be done with it. mad
Is this a problem with Iceweasel? Me/ my system? Any suggestions?

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#2 2014-01-23 06:13:00

anonymous
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

Does this occur with any and all downloads, or only certain ones?

Does it only occur with Iceweasel? Try using Firefox (get the tarball from Mozilla) or another browser.

If you have another computer you can try, do so. If not try booting a LiveCD and see if you can download normally.

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#3 2014-01-23 20:19:27

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From: Ohio, U. S. of A.
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

Well. it's relatively infrequent with smaller downloads, like songs & whatnot, but with larger downloads of 100mb or more, the crapout rate is much higher, to the point where I can't download anything larger than 300mb at all, as it just stops half way through & says "all downloads completed" forcing me to try again, & again, & again, with every attempt failing somewhere along the line.

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#4 2014-01-23 20:44:18

retf
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From: On top of spaghetti
Registered: 2013-12-25
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

about:config

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#5 2014-01-23 23:11:57

#!_828
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

Last edited by #!_828 (2014-01-23 23:34:03)

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#6 2014-01-24 01:22:50

anonymous
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

Make sure to try some of the suggestions in my previous post too.

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#7 2014-01-24 07:23:02

twoion
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

iceweasel -safe-mode 2>&1 | tee iceweasel.log

Last edited by twoion (2014-01-24 07:24:48)

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#8 2014-01-24 23:40:44

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

Last edited by KrunchTime (2014-01-24 23:53:24)

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#9 2014-01-24 23:48:47

retf
#! CrunchBanger
From: On top of spaghetti
Registered: 2013-12-25
Posts: 200

Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

It was just a friendly insinuation  devil ... I usually download my larger normal files with wget, that way when FF crashes I ain't got no problems...

wget -c

is your friend...

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#10 2014-01-24 23:56:14

KrunchTime
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

wget -c

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#11 2014-01-25 01:27:35

anonymous
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

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#12 2014-01-26 14:39:38

#!_828
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From: Ohio, U. S. of A.
Registered: 2013-09-19
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Re: Downloads in Iceweasel Randomly Crap Out

iceweasel -safe-mode 2>&1 | tee iceweasel.log

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