User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510 Build Identifier: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.7rc2/ Non-XFT enabled builds (-> official mozilla.org builds; tested 1.7RC1, 1.7RC2, 1.8alpha) crash the X server on Fedora 2 when viewing pages with unrecognized unicode characters. See the links for examples: A png of the characters causing the X crash: http://www.captn.net/character.png This page with just 2 characters crashes X on Fedora 2 with 1.7RC1, 1.7RC2 and 1.8alpha (non-xft): http://www.captn.net/mozilla-crash.html This is especially annoying when such characters appear in google SERP's! Can't come up with any useful error-messages yet. Reasons: * X crashes only with: Fatal server error: Caught signal 11. Server aborting * mozilla -g | tee mozdbg.txt stops writing to the file as soon as X crashes If you have any other ideas on getting error messages, I'd be more than happy to post them. Thanks a lot! Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install any recent non-xft mozilla-build on Fedora 2 2. View the page mentioned above 3. X server crashes Actual Results: X server crashed. Sometimes hard hang of the system Expected Results: If certain unicode characters can't be displayed in non-xft builds, just display a "?" or a small square as seen in the windows-build Talkback doesn't come up since X crashes
What X server version is this? I don't get a crash with a current Linux build on RH8 (XFree86 4.2.0)
wfm Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040519 SuSE 9.1, XFree86-184.108.40.2062-40
Fedora 2 now uses Xorg: # X -version Release Date: 18 December 2003 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7 Thanks!
Have you filed a bug on the Xorg folks, given that their server is crashing?
I just filed it: http://freedesktop.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=659 I will cross-update both bugzilla entries.
I filed this with Red Hat a while back: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=121403
Created attachment 150126 [details] strace startx 2> stracestartx.txt I figured out how to use strace for this bug. On my Fedora-box: failsave-terminal # telinit 3 # strace startx 2> stracestartx.txt Opened mozilla, loaded the crashing-page, X crashed...
Created attachment 150127 [details] strace mozilla 2> stracemozilla.txt This is the strace when logged in in GNOME and calling mozilla from the terminal. strace mozilla 2> stracemozilla.txt
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resolving as IVNALID this is an xorg bug. you can work around it by disabling xfs.
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Shouldn't this bug be reassigned ? See Jungshik's comment https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=283112#c11 “mozilla.org default build will be switched to gtk2 + xft very soon.” There is a slight confusion : This is *not* a X server crash but a clean emergency exit. In case of a crash, (try "killall" "X in a root console and then ps -Al|grep yourid. : there might be many zombies) Even Mozilla which send the termination control to X probably doesn't crash at all but is killed by X which terminate session So, i don't mind if it is pathological or not that X accepts control sequence from an application but this is unfair that mozilla send it...
*** Bug 307398 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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