Bug 986666 - firefox doesn't start
firefox doesn't start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-21 08:11 EDT by Fred New
Modified: 2013-07-26 02:41 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-07-26 02:41:24 EDT
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Description Fred New 2013-07-21 08:11:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox fails to start.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from F18 to F19 on an ancient Pentium 4 system using fedup.
2. Change the session manager so you can log into a graphical session (bug 955779).
3. Log into an LXDE session.
4. Try to start firefox.

Actual results:
No firefox window opens.  If you watch "ps -ef | grep firefox" quickly, you will see something like
fred     19222     1 65 15:00 ?        00:00:09 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
fred     19350 19222  0 15:00 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
quickly followed by
fred     19222     1 63 15:00 ?        00:00:09 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
fred     19350 19222  7 15:00 ?        00:00:00 [firefox] <defunct>

Firefox will try to start more children, but they will all end up <defunct> and then disappear.

Expected results:
A usable browser window.

Additional info:

Starting firefox from a terminal window shows the following repeated error:
[fred@xxx ~]$ firefox

(process:20199): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed

(process:20199): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2013-07-24 10:09:05 EDT
Can you please ty the steps from:

Comment 2 Fred New 2013-07-24 14:43:57 EDT
Thanks, that helped. I discovered that the problem is being caused by the Estonian ID (smart) card add-on. Disabling this add-on allows Firefox to start. I didn't notice in the above link how I might further debug the add-on. I don't see any new dump files anywhere.
Comment 3 Fred New 2013-07-25 14:54:41 EDT
So this obviously isn't a firefox problem - you may close this. I'll see what I can determine using gdb.

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