Browser locks up displaying table with extended characters at base of page



Core Graveyard
GFX: Gtk
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Martin Hardcastle, Assigned: blizzard)



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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

At, Mozilla (under Linux) locks up when you scroll down
to the list of alternative languages at the bottom of the page. True in 1.0,
1.2.1 and 1.3. Windows Mozilla copes. A local copy of the page gives the same

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Scroll down to bottom of page

Actual Results:  
Browser locks up and must be killed from command line

Expected Results:  
Displayed the page

Tested on several machines and versions of Mozilla.
Is it Mozilla that's locked up, or the X font server?
Assignee: font → blizzard
Component: Layout: Fonts and Text → GFX: Gtk

Comment 2

16 years ago
worksforme with linux trunk 20030326 and 1.3
Keywords: hang

Comment 3

16 years ago
WFM on both 2003032608 and hours old CVS build with GTK2/xft

Comment 4

16 years ago
Thanks for the WFMs which motivated me to go and test on a wider range of
systems. This appears to be a problem with an interaction between Mozilla and
XFree86 4.1, still the default for Debian stable systems. It's resolved on my
test Debian/stable machines by upgrading to XFree86 4.2.1. I don't know whether
non-Debian machines with 4.1 would show the same behavior, since I couldn't find
any! Still a bug that the browser locks, IMO...

Comment 5

15 years ago
So, do we know whether this is a but in Moz or in XFree86 4.1?

If a bug in XFree86 4.1, I suggest resolve INVALID...

Comment 6

15 years ago
Martin: are you running Xinerama (bug 136362)?

Comment 7

15 years ago
Yes, I'm running Xinerama on the one machine that now exhibits the problem --
seems very likely to be the same as bug 136362.

Comment 8

15 years ago
marking dupe of "using Xinerama and Xfs can hang the browser"
if you can reproduce this without Xinerama, reopen (but I think that's unlikely)

also, people in bug 136362 have reported the bug continuing with XFree86 4.2.x

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 136362 ***
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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