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Re: Mozilla instability - followup

Hi Glenn!

You might want to check in the menu config files for your various
windowmanagers and see if they are passing some kind of strange arguments to
Mozilla that you may not have been passing on the command line. (some
windowmanagers seem to have some REALLY strange ideas about passing
arguments to certain programs...)

I believe the default menus for Debian are in /etc/menu/ (various files from
there - they're fairly easy to understand, IIRC)

If no weird arguments are being passed, there may be an enviroment variable
issue, although I'm not exactly sure which ones Mozilla cares about.

What build of Mozilla are you using?  You might consider switching to the
nightlies, if your'e still running .8 -- they seem MUCH faster and a bit
more stable on my system (YMMV, of course ;) )

The nightly builds can be obtained through:

http://www.mozillazine.org (fetchbuilds link on the right)

or, more simply by ftp:



On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 10:46:22PM -0500, Glenn Becker wrote:
> I thought it might be a good idea to see if I could get an error output
> for this problem, so tried firing up Mozilla from the command line - to my
> surprise, the browser worked fine when invoked this way! I could enter
> addresses in the location bar without the browser crashing on
> me.
> However, the problem re-appeared when I opened Mozilla with wmaker or
> blackbox menus. So: there is a way to avoid the problem, but I'd still
> like to know *why* this happens and if there is a way to fix it. It's in
> the mildly-annoying-but-why-does-it-happen camp.

> > Whenever I try to interact with Mozilla at all, whether it's entering a
> > new address in the location field or filling out a form, doing so blows
> > the app away. It just disappears. I attempt to put the cursor in the
> > location field, hit backspace and the whole thing goes away.

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