Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 625586
[abrt] firefox-3.6.7-1.fc13: Process /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
Last modified: 2011-06-07 08:08:04 EDT
abrt version: 1.1.13
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox -UILocale en-GB
reason: Process /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
release: Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
Initially, I had suspected a faulty RAM, but I have had Memtest running several times (for approx 7 hours each) without it reporting any errors.
I'll be happy to help in any way I can to get to the bottom of this, but would need a little guidance on how to get any detailed debug reports etc.
How to reproduce
1. Happens on a clean install of FC13 and this is happening off and on.
2. Unfortunately, haven't been able to establish any definite pattern as to when this happens.
Created an attachment (id=439794)
Probably worth mentioning .. My system does not have any flash plugin installed.
Have been checking out similar bug reports:
[Bug 625271] - Typed janinestoll.com in the URL bar and hit enter. Page loaded. No issues. No crash at this end.
Installed Sun Java plugin for Mozilla Firefox as described in [http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f13.html#java]
Since then, Firefox has stopped crashing. Maybe I had only 1 crash over the last 3 days. Monitoring this. Shall report if it crashes again with the same message.
I can't tell much from the backtrace. Could someone with the knowledge have a look to see if this observation is borne out in the backtrace?
An update. Hope this will save time in case someone is looking into this issue.
It's definitely worth ensuring that the Java plugin is installed correctly, but I am quite certain now that this wasn't the root cause of the errors. I did get some crashes after this change as well.
The biggest relief came about after I applied a BIOS update after having worked through the CPU and RAM forums (happy to provide details in case anyone is interested). Since then, I have not seen this particular crash (and several others I reported here) on my system.
I'll come back and close this bug (and similar others) if it does not manifest itself in the near future.
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I believe the issue was down to bad hardware (RAM obviously).