Odd Crash of Opera/Firefox 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

For a time my Firefox was crashing and I couldn’t find why or pinpoint which pages made it crash since usually once Firefox was reloaded the pages could be opened. I googled for a while and many reports indicated a problem with the flash plugin and offered several workaround: from reinstalling the adobe plugin to block any flash content. Unfortunately, any of those worked. I got even more puzzled when I started using Opera with similar results. I found a bug report saying that deleting the wins option on /etc/nsswitch.conf may help. Now Firefox seems pretty stable. I’ll try to figure out what’s happening here and post any update here.


#editado por el supuesto bug de firefox https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/291843
#hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns mdns4
hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4