User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0 (Ubuntu-edgy) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0 (Ubuntu-edgy) No clue. I usually have more than 1 tab open, and it crashes instantly, with no attempt to do the Talkback agent. The crash is instantaneous. I'm used to crashes holding for a couple of seconds, either as recursive functions run amok, or as the harddrive gets flooded. With this crash, I surf, and any-and-all Firefox windows just disappear, no harddrive activity, no notes, no messages, nothing. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Surf for five minutes, using multiple tabs. 2. Just after you open a link, it'll sometimes crash. Actual Results: Firefox crashes frequently and seemingly randomly. Expected Results: Urm . . . shouldn't crash?! Perhaps you could let interested users know why the site is incorrect or something? kevin@lina 4:52 PM Wed, 15 Nov 2006 EST, J: 0, H: 767, C: 4 ~ $: firefox -safe-mode --sync The program 'Gecko' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'. (Details: serial 118 error_code 8 request_code 142 minor_code 3) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.) kevin@lina 4:53 PM Wed, 15 Nov 2006 EST, J: 0, H: 768, C: 5 ~ $: I noticed last night that it kept crashing when I tried to check or send messages through the Facebook site.
sounds like flash. please read about flash crashing in bugzilla
(In reply to comment #1) > sounds like flash. please read about flash crashing in bugzilla Can you give me a pointer to some documentation? I have not installed any Flash yet. however, heading to a known Flash using site does seem to confirm what you're saying. Although, to be honest, it seems strange to me that it's acceptable that a plugin is "allowed" to crash Firefox. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't a crash mean that it's unconditionally an issue with Firefox?
User reports that this happens on sites with flash, dupe.
> Although, to be honest, it seems strange to me that it's acceptable that a > plugin is "allowed" to crash Firefox. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but > doesn't a crash mean that it's unconditionally an issue with Firefox? FYI The plugins are running as thread in the same process space as Gecko and a crashing plugin will also always crash Gecko.