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April 27, 2009

firefox corruption issue (w/ fix)

If you are seeing the following error:

Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8007000e (NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY) [nsIDocShellHistory.useGlobalHistory]" nsresult: "0x8007000e (NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://browser/content/browser.js :: prepareForStartup :: line 764" data: no]

Panda rouge / Red Panda

Symptoms: When you start firefox, it doesn’t take you to your home page. Your home button doesn’t work or takes you to a different site.

Try the following:

  • Go to your profile directory ($HOME/.mozilla/firefox/99fjsklfs.default)
  • mv or delete places.sqlite and places.sqlite-journal
  • Take a peek in the bookmarkbackups folder and remove any zero length files
  • Restart firefox
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