Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 362281
Firefox often fails to start
Last modified: 2008-04-09 10:05:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Running "firefox" from the command line often has no effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 188.8.131.52-1.fc7
I've had this problem since at least Fedora Core 5 - I just assume it'll get
fixed in time, but I guess it won't!
How reproducible: About half of the time
Steps to Reproduce:
$ firefox &
+ Exit 1 firefox
Sometimes it is "Exit 1", more often it is "Exit 2".
Expected results: Firefox runs!
Could you try to run couple of times (until you will be able to reproduce it)
firefox in this way:
sh -x $(which firefox) 2>&1 |tee /tmp/firefox-debug-log.txt
and attach to this bug as a separate uncompressed attachment
Created attachment 247851 [details]
On this instance, "echo $?" yielded 1.
[david@shed ~]$ echo $?
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
[This is a mass-closing request, if you think that this bug shouldn't be closed,
please, reopen with additional information.]