Firefox 3.0 crashes Xorg 1.3 when scrolling

VERIFIED INVALID

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Firefox
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VERIFIED INVALID
10 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Jim L, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052912 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052912 Firefox/3.0

Linux version Mandriva 2007.0.  Kernel 2.6.22.  xorg version 1.3.0.  Nvidia video, 7800GS, driver 173.14.05 (most recent driver).

I installed the firefox download as a system wide installation, placing it at the locations required by my distro (/usr/local/firefox and /usr/lib/firefox-3.0).  I also symlinked the firefox executable in /usr/bin to point to /usr/local/firefox/firefox.

At this URL:

http://www.softwareforlandlords.com:2082/frontend/bluehost/stats/lastvisit.html?domain=softwareforlandlords.com&ssl=0

grabbing the vertical scrollbar with the mouse and dragging it to the top causes X-windows to crash repeatably..  This results in a complete restart of the user session.

Unfortunately this URL is a statistics page with a hosting service.  Specifically this is the "recent visitors" utility on the cpanel implementation at bluehost.com and it can only be accessed via password.  I do not know if the problem would occur on some other cpanel installation or not.

If you wish, I can make local copy of the page and make it available.to you for testing, but this requires that I construct an archive and attach it...give me an email address to use and I'll do it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to that URL (or perhaps a similar one)
2. grab drag bar, pull to the top.
3. BOOM!
Actual Results:  
Hard crash of X.

Expected Results:  
window scrolls to the top.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

10 years ago
Bug is reproducible on local copy of this page, so I can send it if you want.

Also forgot to mention, system has Compiz 0.6.2 running as well.

Comment 2

10 years ago
Yes, please attach a version of the page.
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Comment 3

10 years ago
Created attachment 325651 [details]
local copy of page that crashes firefox on my system.

This is a long page.  Just guessing, there is a buffer overflow someplace.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Tried scrolling up/down repeatedly for a while.  Could not reproduce.  (Firefox 3.0 on Mandriva 2008.1)

Not running Compiz, so it could be that.

Comment 5

10 years ago
http://viper.haque.net/~timeless/blog/143/

find a log from your x server, and then report a bug against it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 6

10 years ago
Before doing that, might I suggest trying a more current version of xorg.  In 2007.0 you're using 1.3 but in 2008.1 we're up to 1.4.  Always a chance it's already been fixed.  ;)
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Comment 7

10 years ago
I can try an update to 1.4, presuming I don't get into dependency hell.

Relevant contents of /var/log/messages

Jun 18 15:58:44 Dadsbox gconfd (jiml-7998): Received signal 15, shutting down cleanly
Jun 18 15:58:44 Dadsbox kernel: NVRM: failed to unregister from the ACPI subsystem!
Jun 18 15:58:44 Dadsbox kdm[6496]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
Jun 18 15:58:44 Dadsbox gconfd (jiml-7998): Exiting
Jun 18 15:58:44 Dadsbox hald: unmounted /dev/sdf1 from '/media/disk' on behalf of uid 501
Jun 18 15:58:44 Dadsbox kernel: NVRM: failed to register with the ACPI subsystem!
Jun 18 15:58:45 Dadsbox kernel: agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
Jun 18 15:58:45 Dadsbox kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
Jun 18 15:58:45 Dadsbox kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 8x mode
Jun 18 15:58:47 Dadsbox kdm_greet[10711]: Can't open default user face

Not much useful here.

Comment 8

10 years ago
look for things like /var/log/Xorg.0.log*

but you're probably going to file a bug against nvidia.

the latest driver is 173.14.09, so you aren't quite current (but fairly close)
(Reporter)

Comment 9

10 years ago
Update to Release 1.4 of Xorg seems to have solved the problem.

Updated

10 years ago
Keywords: crash
Summary: Firefox 3.0 release crashes X-windows → Firefox 3.0 crashes Xorg 1.3 when scrolling

Updated

10 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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