Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80971
mozilla refuses to start (gnome session in "Phoebe")
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Clicking on a web browser icon is causing some annoying animation of
a rectangular outline and nothing else. Trying from a terminal window
a line from the icon properties, i.e. 'htmlview %u' or just 'htmlview'
does not show much else either. 'sh -x /usr/bin/htmlview' prints eventually
on a screen 'exec mozilla' and quietly exits after a while similarly to
running just 'htmlview <whatever>' (not very surprising).
An attempt to "strace", while collecting strace output in a file, has
somewhat different effects. Something like that is printed on a screen:
Process 1432 attached
Process 1431 suspended
PANIC: attached pid 1432 exited
and the whole thing blocks indefinitely after this line
1432 SYS_252(0, 0x1, 0, 0x421248e4, 0
Yes, I know that the above claims that pid 1432 exited but 'ps' has definitely
root 1166 0.0 0.3 4440 1320 pts/0 S 13:12 0:00 \_ bash
root 1430 0.0 0.1 1508 576 pts/0 S 13:25 0:00 \_ strace -f
-o /tmp/mozstart.3 mozilla
root 1431 0.0 0.2 4056 1012 pts/0 T 13:25 0:00 | \_
root 1432 0.0 0.0 0 0 pts/0 Z 13:25 0:00 | \_
root 1437 0.0 0.1 2572 708 pts/0 R 13:26 0:00 \_ ps uwwaxf
Now only 'kill -9' will allow to terminate that.
The whole 'strace' output is attached.
Created attachment 89074 [details]
strace output from an attempt to start mozilla
Oh, forgot to add. 'galeon' starts without any visible troubles
Are you using the stock kernel and glibc?
> Are you using the stock kernel and glibc?
Whatever got installed by anaconda from "Phoebe" CDs. I try to keep
this test installation in a "naive user" mode as far as possible.
This is an update of an analogous 8.0 setup (see bug #78890) but kernel
and glibc were definitely replaced. With older kernel I could not
even boot without a "manual intervention"; cf. bug #76603. :-)
which kernel and glibc are you running as the replacement?
Er... replacement of what? 'kernel-2.4.20-2.2.athlon' and 'glibc-2.3.1-21.i686'
as installed on my hard disk by anaconda.
I just experienced this with mozilla-1.2.1-16. For some strange reason mozilla
fails to start as root, but works fine with non-root users. I am using a remote
Does this persist in beta3?
I'll bet this is the same as the problems with galeon opening inifinte windows.
Warren, are you still seeing this?
It starts, if quite slowly :-(, on my latest test installation (8.0.94).
Marking WORKSFORME based on reporter comments.