Upon starting mozilla, it fails to open any windows and chews up as much CPU as it can

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 169777

Status

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critical
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 169777
16 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: saugart, Assigned: asa)

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Trunk
x86
Linux

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(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; H010818)
Build Identifier: 1.2.1 (pc-linux)

When I start mozilla 1.2.1, it fails to open any windows and chews up as much 
CPU as it can.  (Note that I am filing this bug with a different browser!)  

The last time I ran Mozilla, it stopped responding to X events after I clicked 
to view an already-deleted message through the email advanced search feature.  
It began chewing up all the CPU it could.  I killed it with SIGTERM (signal 
15).  Upon restarting the browser in the usual way, it did not open any X 
windows.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type "mozilla&" at my shell
2. When you get bored waiting for anything to happen, run "top" and see that 
Mozilla is chewing up all spare CPU cycles.

Actual Results:  
No windows appeared.

Expected Results:  
Windows should have appeared for the mail component and for the browser.
The browser should have dropped CPU usage to an insignificant amount.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
*** Bug 193958 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2

16 years ago
not a blocker.  try deleting your XUL.mfasl file
(~/.mozilla/name/xxxxxxxxx.xxx/XUL.mfasl)

a bug with that file has been fixed in 1.3b
Severity: blocker → critical

Comment 3

16 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 169777 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
(Reporter)

Comment 4

16 years ago
Thanks to Andrew Schultz for his help.  His suggested work-around was what I needed.

Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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