Sep 03

Firefox sometimes loads blank page

Category: Linux,Ubuntu   — Published by goeszen on September 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Recently, it happened to me that Firefox started loading a completely white, blank page. Strangely, always the same pages remain empty while other pages load without problem.

My first hunch was a misbehaving Add-On or Greasemonkey script. Deactivated everything - no effect.

Then I began searching Google, mostly discovering Windows related threads with people tracking this down to a virus - on Linux, quite improbable.

The solution was, actually, that it seems Firefox has a small bug that breaks your user profile on upgrades. So start Firefox with the ProfileManager option and generate a new profile, or delete/move your old one in ~/.mozilla/firefox.

After that, Firefox will load pages again, and the blank pages are history.

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