Firefox Crashing – Fix Firefox Crashing on Ubuntu 14.04


Since yesterday, every time I visit Youtube Firefox crashes. Also, it crashes on some other video streaming sites (or pages that include a video player like jwplayer for example), but not every time.

I have started Firefox in save mode, and also reinstalled it. I also uninstalled flash player – still crashing (Note that I use Youtube's HTML5-player as standard).

I can't find any solution on the internet. Maybe somebody has some ideas to fix Firefox? I can't even guess what could be the reason for those crashes.

Bug report from firefox:

BuildID: 20150112203352
CrashTime: 1421759307
EMCheckCompatibility: true
FramePoisonBase: 7ffffffff0dea000
FramePoisonSize: 4096
InstallTime: 1421326467
Notes: OpenGL: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile  -- 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 -- texture_from_pixmap

ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}
ProductName: Firefox
ReleaseChannel: release
SecondsSinceLastCrash: 15
StartupTime: 1421759297
Theme: classic/1.0
Throttleable: 1
Vendor: Mozilla
Version: 35.0
useragent_locale: chrome://global/locale/

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Best Answer

If somebody is interested in the solution, here it is:

I don't know why but some parts of streamer seemed to be missing on my system. I am sure that neither Ubuntu nor Firefox were updated right before the crashes began, so I can't tell the actual reason why the bug occured.

However, solution was quite simple:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-*

Downloads and installs a bunch of gstreamer libraries, now everything works fine again.

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