Firefox 78.0.1.0esr don't start

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ibka
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Firefox 78.0.1.0esr don't start

Post by ibka » 30. Jul 2020, 07:29

Hi

Yesterday i upgraded Firefox and everything worked.
Today i only got a window showing

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If i start in safe-mode it works, if i use a new profile it works.
Searching for a solution i found that sometimes it works to remove the ~/.cache/mozila directory, but that didn't work for me.
I also tried to disable all addons, no luck.

Finally i found a solution that worked for me and others to, delete the ~/mozlilla/firefox/PROFILE_DIR/addonStartup.json.lz4
where the PROFILE_DIR is the profile that don't work

Salix version: 14.1 x86_64
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gapan
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Re: Firefox 78.0.1.0esr don't start

Post by gapan » 30. Jul 2020, 20:39

This seems to be an incompatibility between profiles created with an older version and the newer one. I think it's better to start with a clean profile with such upgrades in any case.

Thanks for providing a solution as well ibka!
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Re: Firefox 78.0.1.0esr don't start

Post by gapan » 31. Jul 2020, 10:52

I just realized that adobe's flash plugin doesn't work with firefox 78 anymore. I'm not sure if anybody still needs this, it's scheduled to be deprecated by adobe in a few months anyway. In the meantime, I guess that if someone needs it, they can use it with seamonkey.
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Re: Firefox 78.0.1.0esr don't start

Post by Yakov38M » 30. Aug 2020, 19:33

Yeah, at this point, I think it's better to let it go than to overcharge yourself with support for outdated stuff while future versions of browsers and programs are always coming and coming.

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