Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 269981
Firefox crashes with glibc error
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:09:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Have f8test1 on AMD64 under VMWare as pristine and current as I can make it.
Firefox and other apps are not very stable
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc-2.6.90-13 , both i686 and x64_64 versions
Steps to Reproduce:
3.You are done
A an empty transparent frame appears. The app no longer responds; X-close gives
the "Force Quit" dialog. An error message dump implicating glibc is sent to the
terminal. A copy is attached
Expected results: no crash
FF will also not properly launch a download to the file-roller; similar behavior
with empty dialog and freeze. Can't get flash-player plug-in to be recognized.
Created attachment 182361 [details]
Capture of messages written to terminal immediately after opening the Preferences box
That's not a glibc error, but an error in the application glibc reported.
You can run the program under valgrind to get better understanding of what
exact problems does it have and where.
I tried valgrind but it does nothing useful here. I happened upon another report
of the same problem, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=245444
The conclusion was that it was caused by a non-supported desktop theme. I had
switched to the one called Crux that came with the system. When I switch back to
Bluecurve the problem goes away. Clearlooks also works. Perhaps this should be
assigned to the maintainer of themes?
OK, reassigning to metacity folks. Is it yours?
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