|Summary:||Firefox closes after 13 seconds with flash plugin|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Alex Grim <alex-grim>|
|Component:||firefox||Assignee:||Christopher Aillon <caillon>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6||CC:||jko, openunix, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-01-10 20:33:28 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Alex Grim 2006-08-12 13:08:01 UTC
Description of problem: Once the flash-plugin is installed, firefox becomes highly unstable, and will crash at most 13 seconds after it is opened. By 'crash' i mean unload completely. I'm sorry if this is not detailed enough, i have just switched from micro$oft to linux, so i do not not what else to look for. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): I'm using Fedora Core 6 Test Release 2. I do have all the latest updates as of, well, every day. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install 'flash-plugin' from this repo: http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm 2. Happy crashing. Actual results: Firefox unloads from memory completely after being loaded for a few seconds. Sometimes, as soon as you tell it whether or not you want to resume your crashed session, it closes. Expected results: I don't think this applies here... Additional info: Yeah, like i said, i'm new, so i don't know where the 'event veiwer' is for linux. Sorry.
Comment 1 Minju, Lee 2006-08-15 04:03:11 UTC
The program 'Gecko' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'. (Details: serial 150 error_code 8 request_code 146 minor_code 3) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2006-08-16 23:52:05 UTC
killall firefox-bin export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 firefox Does this make it not crash? If so then this is a duplicate of Bug #155582
Comment 3 Jong Bae KO 2006-08-16 23:54:05 UTC
RHEL5-Server-20060810.0 has the same problem too. kernel-2.6.17-1.2519.el5 firefox-18.104.22.168-8
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2006-08-16 23:59:55 UTC
Note that due to Bug #155582, Bug #184028, and sometimes Bug #189622, the current version of flash is pretty much unusable on Linux. Adobe is supposed to be releasing a beta of Flash 9 for Linux soon that should correct these issues.
Comment 5 David Cartwright 2006-08-20 07:15:13 UTC
For reference, I have installed FC6 Test 2 and ran yum update as of August 20. When visiting a site requiring Macromedia Flash I installed the required Flash plugin. The site re-displayed with the Flash page. However at a later time when opening Gmail, the browser closed immediately after displaying all the messages. I deleted the Flash plugin and then tried the Flash RPM from http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm. However the result was exactly the same with Firefox closing as soon as Gmail reached the point of displaying emails. Under FC5, I didn't have these problems when opening Gmail or other Flash sites, although I was certainly seeing some occasional system lock-ups that seem related to times when I used either Firefox or Thunderbird (that both use the Gecko rendering engine). Unfortunately I have overwritten the FC5 build, so I cannot test without the flash plugin to see if that was related to the occasional lock-ups. Thought it might be a useful input. Let me know if it is worth while running any other tests for my FC6 install.
Comment 6 Warren Togami 2006-08-20 15:56:57 UTC
PAY ATTENTION to my above comment. All existing versions of Flash for Linux are currently broken on FC5+. You must disable X composite or use the XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 workaround when you first run firefox. You must also "ln -s /etc/X11/fs/config /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config" in order for it to find fonts.
Comment 7 David Cartwright 2006-09-06 01:08:22 UTC
Thanks Warren, I hear you :) I note that a recent FC6T2 update has added the XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS statement by default to the /usr/bin/firefox file. btw ... for future readers, prior to creating the link for the fonts, the directory structure has to be created as follows: mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/