Bug 489140 - OpenJDK plugin doesn't work well with live.redhat.com
OpenJDK plugin doesn't work well with live.redhat.com
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Deepak Bhole
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-07 22:07 EST by Tom Lane
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-27 12:02:54 EST
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Description Tom Lane 2009-03-07 22:07:56 EST
Description of problem:
Red Hat's remote training infrastructure depends on some java applets that don't play very nicely with openjdk + firefox in Fedora 10 on an x86_64 platform.  It does work with the 32-bit version of firefox on the same platform, if I install Sun's JRE instead ... but I'd rather be using the default installation.

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How reproducible:
It's not completely deterministic, but almost always fails if you have all three applets running,
and I've seen it happen with fewer. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in at https://live.redhat.com/vt/live/ , using an RHN login that is authorized to access training.
2. Open up both the "chatroom" and the virtual workstation, then click on the "classroom" link.
3. Bad things happen.
Actual results:
browser is partially frozen --- doesn't repaint its windows when they're moved, or respond to mouse or keyboard.  About all you can do is close all the windows via the window close controls, whereupon firefox does quit properly.

Expected results:
... should just work ...

Additional info:
Poking at it just now, it seems not to fail (or at least not so easily) when running firefox over an
ssh link to an X server on a Mac.  All the failures I had on Friday were using the local X server on
the F10 machine.  I can't tell if this is due to differences in the X server, or the much worse response time involved in this setup.

I realize this is a pretty inadequate bug report, but I don't know enough about openjdk to know what other info might be helpful.  I can reproduce this pretty much at will when using the local X server, and will be happy to supply more details if you tell me what to look at.
Comment 2 Deepak Bhole 2009-04-07 16:46:30 EDT
Can you reproduce this issue with the latest rawhide? I am unable to. I tried 3 simultaneous sessions, both cases - when logged into X and over ssh. In both cases, everything worked fine, no freezes.
Comment 3 Tom Lane 2009-04-07 17:07:01 EDT
I don't have a machine running rawhide ... did you mean latest F-10 by any chance?
Comment 4 Deepak Bhole 2009-04-07 17:30:28 EDT
Ah, sorry, your bug is against F10. For some reason I thought it was rawhide. I tested 64-bit rawhide only. I don't have an F10 64-bit machine around right now, but I'll set one up and test it there. I'll update this bug when I am done. Sorry about that.
Comment 5 Tom Lane 2009-04-07 18:55:48 EDT
Hmm, well, if it's okay in rawhide it may not be worth spending too much time on.
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Comment 7 Deepak Bhole 2009-11-27 12:02:54 EST
I haven't been able to reproduce this issue. If you still see it, please feel free to reopen.

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