Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80534
mozilla (Xft enabled) crashes at some sites
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:20 EDT
Description of problem:
mozilla crashes without any indication at some sites (e.g.
http://news.com.com or http://www.zdnet.com).
This happens only with the Xft enabled builds of mozilla. I have tried the
non-Xft builds, and they are working fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. startup mozilla
2. go to http://news.com.com
3. mozilla crashes
I searched in the mozilla bugzilla for this bug, and it seems to be
mozilla crashes if a .fon fontfile is in some font directory. I removed the
.fon files, rebuilt the font list, and now mozilla does not crash anymore
consistently at these sites. I don't know if there is a "correct" fix for it yet.
One Xft bug in XFree86 was fixed a few days ago that fixed Bug #83354 which was
a Xft related crash in Mozilla.
You had mentioned that you found a potential fix for your problem and/or perhaps
your problem was fixed by the recent Xft patch. This issue may be resolved.
Yeah, that's the same bug. Closing since it's filed upstream.