Closed Bug 229469 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Mozilla crashes at startup with "No manager for initializing factory?"


(Core Graveyard :: Java: OJI, defect, critical)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: siemsen, Assigned: yuanyi21)


(Keywords: crash)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031210

After upgrading from Mozilla 1.4 to 1.6b, Mozilla crashes at startup with

  "INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: No manager for initializing factory?

  System error?:: Success

Removing the Java plugin fixes the problem, but of course I can't run
Java applets.  If I try to use either the Sun 1.4.2 Java plugin or the
Blackdown 1.4.2 plugin, I get the error.  I'm running Red Hat Linux 7.3
with a 2.4.20 kernel and glibc 2.2.5.
The Sun plugin worked when I was using Mozilla 1.4.
I installed j2sdk-1.4.2-rc1-linux-i586-gcc2.95.bin.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Mozilla with a link to the Java plugin

Actual Results:  
  "INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: No manager for initializing factory?

  System error?:: Success

Expected Results:  
Run normally with support for Java plugins.
BTW, bug 212016 is a similar bug, but wasn't enlightening.
Severity: major → critical
Keywords: crash
you should use plain Sun's JRE 1.4.2_03 and the ns610-gcc322/ plug-in (your JRE
seems to have been compiled with GCC 2.95, hence it won't work with Mozilla
1.6b, compiled with GCC 3.2).
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Ok, I upgraded from Sun's JDK 1.4.2 to 1.4.2_03 and made a link from
the plugins directory to
Note that the link is to ns610-gcc32, not ns610-gcc322.
Mozilla now displays

  LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library  
[ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]

I confess to being confused by gcc library version issues. I searched Google
for, and found an RPM named libgcc-3.0.4-1.i386.rpm.  Is it
safe to install it?
not sure which distro you're using, see for more:

"The Sun Java Plugin is compatible with modern Linux versions like Red Hat 8 or
later and SuSE 8.1 or later (the plugin depends on a newer version of, installing the GCC supplements for Red Hat 7.3 -GCC 3.1 Compiler
Suite for Red Hat Linux 7.3 - may allow for some older Red Hat Linux to run the

see also

"If you are using an older Linux distribution, you may need to install the gcc3
support libraries, as the gcc 3.2 version of the Java plugin requires to operate. You may be able to find packages using Google."
Yeah, I saw that.  I wasn't able to find the "Red Hat 7.3 -GCC 3.1 Compiler
Suite for Red Hat Linux 7.3".  I'm scared that installing
libgcc-3.0.4-1.i386.rpm will cabbage my system - future use of the linker will
go nuts or I'll
just die in dependency hell.

I'm giving up.  Please mark this bug appropriately.  Thank you very much for
your help.
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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