Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171258
Firefox hangs briefly the first time a dialog is opened
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox in Rawhide hangs for several seconds the first time a dialog is opened.
For me, it seems to hang for 5-10 seconds, but I've heard others say it hangs
up to 15 seconds. After the first dialog, there are no further delays.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Last tested: firefox-1.5-0.5.0.beta2
Appears to have affected all Rawhide versions of Firefox for about the last week
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Close Firefox (if running)
2. Open a new instance
3. Visit a site that causes a dialog to appear
* Password dialogs (HTTP Basic auth or Master Password) seem to be the best
Firefox hangs for several seconds before accepting input.
The dialog should appear and immediately accept input.
Also when I select "save link as", the download dialog hangs depending on the
number of tabs opened or the size of them.
That sounds like a different issue, and one that I am not seeing. If this is a
problem you are continuing to see, and you can be more specific, you may need to
file a separate bug report. You might want to see if anyone else is having the
same problem first. I am not seeing it and have not heard any similar complaints.
After reloading my system with a fresh devel install, the delay before the
dialogs are ready to accept input has decreased, but is still longer than it
should be. I'd like to know if anyone can verify that this problem continues to
manifest itself. I know I've heard other complaints, but not recently.
I have the same problem where the first dialog makes firefox unresponsive for at
will cause firefox-bin to consume NEAR 100% CPU and become unresponsive for this
amount of time...
I just tried the same with a self-built version of RC1 under FC4 and it's
exactly the same problem.
The binary linux distribution of 1.5rc1 (compat-libstdc++ based) from
mozilla.org does NOT exhibit this behaviour.
firefox-1.5-0.5.0.rc1 just added to rawhide still exhibits this problem for me.
Just rebuilt rc2 on my FC4 which had this problem on rc1 and it appears that the
bug is gone... Can't wait to hear what kind of result you guys have.
*** Bug 173150 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
strange.. problem has reappeared on my system and i can't think of why...
I'll try to figure out what's happening!
-rc3 stalls here too.
firefox-bug305970.patch from the rawhide firefox-1.5-1 package resolves the issue.
firefox-1.5-1.1 works OK for me.
Seems to be working fine here, too.
Any additional comments or observations before I close this bug?
I'm closing this bug as RAWHIDE. Thanks, everyone, for your attention to this.