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Updating firefox in linux

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If the browser starts when you run it in Safe Mode, it's likely that an extension or, in Firefox 4 and above, hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

See Problematic extensions and Firefox crashes#Extensions for more information.

[4] Update all plugins, uninstall any plugins you no longer need or disable all plugins, to see if that resolves the problem.

Alternately, do a clean reinstall (use another browser to download the Firefox installer from and, after first removing the Mozilla Firefox installation directory, reinstall Firefox).

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The problem may be a security program such as Zone Alarm Extreme Security (see below) that is preventing changes to your Mozilla application files after an update.