Firefox 106.0.5 fixes a crash on certain Intel systems

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 5, 2022

Mozilla released another Firefox 106 point release. Firefox 106.0.5 addresses a crash that is affecting devices with Intel Gemini Lake processors.

The new update is available already. Firefox should pick it up automatically on most systems. Users who run affected devices may want to install the update immediately to resolve the issue.

This can be done by downloading the latest version of the Firefox web browser from the Mozilla website or, if Firefox starts on the device, via Menu > Help > About Firefox.

The official release notes list a single issue that is fixed in Firefox 106.0.5:

Addresses a crash experienced by users with Intel Gemini Lake CPUs.

Mozilla does not provide any details on the crash.

Intel Gemini Lake processors were released in 2017. They are considered low-powered chips that are primarily found in entry level devices such as low-cost laptops or desktop PCs.

Intel Gemini Lake CPUs were sold as Celeron and Pentium Silver processors in 2017. They feature Intel UHD Graphics.

Firefox 106.0.5 is the fifth point release of Firefox 106. Mozilla fixed crashes and freezes on some devices in Firefox 106.0.4, which it released just a day earlier.

Firefox 106.0.3 fixed a crash and hangs on Windows, and Firefox 106.0.2 fixed a freeze and opening issues on some devices.

The majority of these issues affected a small number of Firefox installations only and most were addressed by Mozilla quickly. Still, the release of five point releases resulted in increased update activity of the browser.

Mozilla plans to release the next major version of Firefox, Firefox 107.0, on November 15, 2022.Firefox 108 follows in December, and it will be the last major Firefox release of the year. As to point releases, users should expect some for each of the major Firefox releases. Looking back, it is clear that most Firefox releases come with at least one point release. The last Firefox release without one was Firefox 93, released more than a year ago.

Now You: what is your preference regarding updates?

Firefox 106.0.5 fixes a crash on certain Intel systems
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  1. glegsater said on November 15, 2022 at 11:30 am

    i been having streaming services like pluto tv where the tv guide does not list the shows right

  2. Anonymous said on November 9, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Sick to death of this crap from FF mozilla. I offered to help them but it is dominated just like wikipedia by germs and yanks, so impossible to put in some feedback. Sick people needing security. They sell more drugs to yanks and germs than any other nation on earth.

    And all the blank space around my screen – what is that for? Tiny little letters which I can’t even see and if I make it larger than the BLANK SPACES TAKE UP MORE THAN 80% OF THE SCREEN.
    It is now 2022 11 09 13:07 now can any one get more accurate than that? Months, then days, and then years? What sort of drugs do you take to wind up like that?

    1. Anonymous said on November 12, 2022 at 7:09 am

      If you offered me your germs and a yank, I would also turn you down

  3. boudeman said on November 9, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Being on version 106.03: no problem at all.
    Updating to v106.05 the following issues were there:
    – now there is a check on the safety of a website. That takes several seconds.
    – when surfing again to that site: the site is again checked.
    – so my surfing experience was deteriorated
    – the site I was surfing to, was reported ok. Then it was tried to open the site. which was followed by an error message.

    With a system restore I am happily back to v106.03

    W10 Pro 64 bit 22H2

  4. Swami N said on November 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Laughs in ESR

  5. fiornblart said on November 6, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    I’m also only using ESR releases.

    It would be nice if Mozilla, and everyone else, would wean themselves off the need to “improve” their software so frequently. For the vast majority of users programs are tools, not ends in themselves; the constant changes are just a distraction.

    Simplicity, stability and security are better than constantly adding more features (that’s what add-ons are for).

  6. Mothy said on November 5, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Now You: what is your preference regarding updates?

    I prefer stability and security updates over feature updates and the subsequent bug fixes that always seem to happen. Thus I only use the ESR version, currently 102.4.0 which has not needed an update since it was released Oct. 17.

  7. Haakon said on November 5, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I have 106.0.1 running on systems having i9-9900K, i7-3770K, i5-2430M and E8400 procs with no issues. Guess I lucked out on this 0.2 thru 0.6 fiasco.

    I always wait on the xxx.0.1 release and unless for security issues never bother to update any further. 107.0.1 is up next.

    Otherwise, I run the 102 ESR in parallel and have it’s configuration tweaked for MS 365 work, mostly OWA. Again, updating only for security fixes which is, I believe, the core mission for ESR updates.

    Both have “DisableAppUpdate”: true in policies.json to protect from Mozilla’s update delusion.

  8. dmacleo said on November 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    jesus. an update every 2 days.

  9. John G. said on November 5, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    FF 106.x is a real pain, just for those things I am in love with FF 102.x, thanks for the article!

  10. sasht e agresor said on November 5, 2022 at 10:14 am

    A new version is released every 2-3 days! This is already a mockery! For today, this problem is fixed: “Addresses a crash experienced by users with Intel Gemini Lake CPUs.” Launching every 2-3 days is a certificate of lack of any quality, it’s just quantity!

  11. Yash said on November 5, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Think Mozilla skipped beta release and went straight to regular versions from nightly by the looks of number of point releases. Still not a bad thing finding bugs.

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