firefox crashes without a trace, site never displays.




11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: justin, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/

Regardless of what is open or not open, opening a new tab, or using an existing tab to go to, or with http:// or https:// begins a TCP conversation.  The status bar flickers with activity as Firefox sends and receives information from, and then before anything displays, firefox goes away without throwing an error.  The process disappears without a trace.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type in the address bar.
2. press return.
3. See Firefox go away.
Actual Results:  
Firefox instantly stops running as if kill -9'd.

Expected Results:  
the site should display.

Slackware 12.1 :

bash-3.1$ uname -a
Linux justin-laptop #2 SMP Wed Apr 30 13:41:38 CDT 2008 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7300  @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Window manager or desktop environment doesn't seem to matter.  Happens in windowmaker or in KDE.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Forgot to say this also happens with the latest Firefox 3 in the same environment with the same conditions and steps.

Comment 2

11 years ago
try running it from a shell....

ulimit -c unlimited
./ -g -d gdb ./firefox-bin

offhand it sounds like a plugin, you should try disabling them

Comment 3

11 years ago
I don't have debugging symbols.  I do get this error whether or not I use gdb, and gdb doesn't give me any more information besides [New Thread 0x??????? (LWP ####).

bash-3.1$ ulimit -c unlimited
bash-3.1$ firefox
The program 'firefox-bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 13638 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (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.)

Have not tried to turn off plugins yet.  Will get to it later.

Comment 4

9 years ago
If you're still hitting this after updating X and Firefox, you'll need to build Firefox yourself and use the --sync trick in order to get a useful stack trace.  I can help with that if needed.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 5

9 years ago
usaa doesn't crash for me using Firefox 3.7a1pre on Ubuntu 9.10.
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