Firefox doesn't work

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Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby ODROID_74 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:53 am

As of today, firefox no longer works on my C2. It crashes and closes shortly after launching. I've removed/purged it, and reinstalled only for it to close almost immediately after launch. I'm new to linux/ubuntu, so I'm not entirely sure how to check or identify what is causing it to stop working.
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby odroid » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:33 pm

The latest firefox build doesn't work.
Report this issue to Canonical.

Try to use the Chromium temporarily.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20085
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby ODROID_74 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:21 pm

odroid wrote:The latest firefox build doesn't work.
Report this issue to Canonical.

Try to use the Chromium temporarily.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20085


I am new to Linux. How do I uninstall Firefox and install the old version that worked? I'm assuming the process is similar to the Chromium post. If you have the command line steps for Firefox like you have for Chromium, could you post that here?
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby odroid » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:54 am

The previous FireFox version also had a serious instability issue.
Anyway, I couldn't find the previous FireFox package for aarch64 yet.
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby noobs4u » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:34 am

odroid wrote:The previous FireFox version also had a serious instability issue.
Anyway, I couldn't find the previous FireFox package for aarch64 yet.


"sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade" seemed to put the C2 in a world of hurt. that broke C2 in a lot of ways.

Took Ubuntu Mate back to the official image that came on my eMMC, (which broght firefox back to 44.0.2) didn't help. it lunches but randomly crashes.
The chromium fix in this discussion http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=20085 has panned out well

C2+Desktop = :!:
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby odroid » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:28 pm

Try to install the FireFox armhf version. It works now.
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sudo apt-get install firefox:armhf
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby noobs4u » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:02 am

odroid wrote:Try to install the FireFox armhf version. It works now.
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sudo apt-get install firefox:armhf



That works well, THANKS!
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby noobs4u » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:43 am

noobs4u wrote:
odroid wrote:Try to install the FireFox armhf version. It works now.
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sudo apt-get install firefox:armhf



That works well, THANKS!


Is there a reason why this version of Firefox isn't on the new V2 Ubuntu OS? I have to uninstall Firefox and reinstall with the armhf version to get it to work. And it works flawlessly I might add. Just a bit annoying that it wasn't included with the new version 2.
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby Oh-OKAY » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:22 am

I downgraded Firefox a while ago to stop the crash that everyone seemed to be experiencing, and held the package to keep it from auto-upgrading. Then today 16 Oct 2017 my Xubuntu install on this c2 upgraded. And so did Firefox to version 56 - and it works?!? Anybody else have a similar experience? Kernel version updated to 3.14.79-116
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby odroid » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:37 am

The latest 64bit aarch64 Firefox ver56 works well on C2 Ubuntu.
But 32bit armhf doesn't work yet. viewtopic.php?f=95&t=27977#p203358
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Re: Firefox doesn't work

Unread postby pibaur » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:30 pm

For me it does not work I have several odroidXU4 made according to the same ISO image. On the odroid of departure and another firefox work, on 3 others it still does not work after installation of the ver56:armhf
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