Thursday, July 26, 2007

Problems: Firefox crash? Reinstall and try again!

Yesterday I got an error while I was running Mozilla Firefox:
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
OMG OMG! "Stay calm, don't freak out... Hmm what can I do?" I said to myself. While I was listening to Rod Stewart - What A Wonderful World (featuring Stevie Wonder) it occured to me: I could reinstall the program, just to see if something is wrong with the installation, i.e. a file might have been removed by mistake, who knows! Reinstalling of a package is a command featured in all debian-based operating systems (Ubuntu Linux here). All you have to do is open the Terminal (in GNOME Desktop Manager) and type this:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall firefox
Then type your password and sit back in your chair, watch the fancy thing reinstall itself. Then type:
killall -9 firefox-bin
...just to be sure firefox isn't open anymore. Then start Firefox from the applications menu. Good browsing everyone!

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