Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498826
firefox fails to restart after updating plugin (NoScript): 'BadWindow' error from X
Last modified: 2018-04-11 05:26:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I started firefox and got the 'you have updates to plugins' dialog.
After updating the plugin (NoScript), firefox failed to restart.
Checking ~/.xsession-errors, I see:
The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
(Details: serial 389 error_code 3 request_code 20 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Firefox starts fine after this, just the "automatic restart" failed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
When you restart firefox again, does it happen again?
If I understand your question correctly, no.
It only appeared to happen once (per script update?).
I probably cannot do anything else than close this as one-off screw up of somebody. There is precious little in this bug report to work on (if you notice in the original error message, this error message as such is not useful).
If you have any idea how to investigate it further, please, reopen with additional information.
Thank you for filing the report and sorry I cannot do more.
I file anomalies, and do not take it personally if they get closed ;)
Sorry I couldn't provide more information.
If I notice this again, what additional data can I provide? Something useful if I "firefox -g", etc.?
well if you would be able to reproduce it in firefox -g (and with debuginfo-install firefox beforehand) and collect a backtrace it would be awesome.
However, here I have to close this.