Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452654
Fedora 9 freezes when firefox starts
Last modified: 2008-07-30 02:25:10 EDT
Description of problem:
use fedora 9 on laptop compaq 6910p. It completely freezes when firefox 3 starts.
Generally it works when firefox first start. But if I happen to restart firefox
it completely freezes
I work on my laptop with a docking station and hp lp2465 monitor.
Version-Release number of selected component: 3
Start firefox 3. Do some work. Restart firefox.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox.
2. Do something
3. Restart firefox
Fedora should work as it is before.
Additional info: When firefox starts screen goes blank for a moment.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
First of all, could we get output of the command
rpm -qa *xulrun* *firefox* *mozilla* *flash* *plugin*
Please also install firefox-debuginfo (debuginfo-install is from
Then run firefox with a parameter -g. That will start firefox running inside of
gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make firefox
crash. When it happens, you should go back to the gdb and run
(gdb) thread apply all backtrace
This produces usually many screens of the text. Copy all of them into a text
editor and attach the file to the bug as an uncompressed attachment.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
After firefox update to 3.0.1 this problem seems to have disappeared. If I
encounter this problem again I will get back to you guys. Thanks for your response.
Thanks for letting us know.