Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 220699
firefox get SIGSEGV and refuses to start
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox updated to firefox-188.8.131.52-2.fc7 opens its window and
immediately bombs out. When trying to run from a console I am seeing
GTK Accessibility Module initialized
and with 'ulimit' for cores high enough one of 141 Megs in size is
A backtrace from a run under gdb is attached. I am running that
on x86_64 machine (although I would be really surprised if that would
turn out architecture specific although accidents in a configuration
may be significant). Oh, and /usr/libexec/at-spi-registryd is
running so this looks really different from bug 217152.
As I am seeing a similar behaviour from other programs too I start
to wonder if this is not really related to bug 210718 with
fontconfig beeing the real culprit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 144331 [details]
gdb output from an attempt to start firefox
Created attachment 144334 [details]
Firefox-184.108.40.206-2.fc7 debuginfo backtrace
Comment #2 contains a debuginfo backtrace of a firefox crash on my x86_64
rawhide system, an Asus M2V motherboard running a custom 2.6.20-rc1-current-git
kernel. The crash is very similar to Michal's. Similar enough to be considered
a duplicate, I think.
I was forced to erase my fc7 because selinux permissions wouldn't let mkinitrd
make a good image with 2.6.19 rpm. Everything worked before. Now since my
fresh install firefox just dumped one day and would only work as root. Today I
had to report segfault after GTK Accessibility Module initialized on
bittorrent-5.0.5 which started with move to python-2.6 and figured I'd report
this also. I lost all my bookmarks moving .mozilla back upon itself and have
been using the firefox and thunderbird builds off mozilla.org ever since because
both only work as root whether selinux is off or not. I thought it was my home
user directory and a botched fc6 update(not enough ram to finish cleanup and
system-config-users wouldn't work) really messed me up and I had to use webmin
to get the right pam modules on the home user directory just to prove it wasn't
my home directory. Firefox and Thunderbird just don't work as user anymore
In the current state of rawhide firefox does not exhibit the problem.
It takes a long while to start but it starts without SIGSEGV attractions.