'Start Shirekoto' in the profile manager does not work(x window error)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Hariharan, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-1])

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1pre) Gecko/20090704 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1pre) Gecko/20090704 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.1pre

Clicking start shirekoto in profile manager causes the profilemanager to crash.



  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open profilemanager(firefox -ProfileManager in terminal)
2.Change the current profile or even simply click start shirekoto
Actual Results:  
The following text appears in the terminal and profilemanager crashes.
The program 'firefox-3.5' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 891 error_code 3 request_code 20 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.)


Expected Results:  
The firefox window has to open with the selected profile

Comment 1

9 years ago
I am also experiencing this bug.  It does not always happen, but quite often.  My error is:

The program 'firefox-3.5' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 971 error_code 3 request_code 20 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.)

I am running Ubuntu 9.04, and have installed the firefox-3.5 package.  My browser string is:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090701 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5

Comment 2

9 years ago
If I run firefox with the --sync command:

firefox -p --sync

it seems to fix the problem.

Comment 3

8 years ago
Hi, I have the same problem. I can't use the profile manager without the arg --sync.

Ubuntu 9.04
Firefox 3.5.1

Comment 4

8 years ago
Actually, sometimes this crash happens even with --sync.  A better workaround is to just start firefox normally (without -p) after having chosen the profile you want, and having had profilemanager crash after clicking 'Start Shiretoko'.

Comment 5

8 years ago
I can confirm this bug. I've 2 or 3 profiles on some FF3.5 installations and sometimes FF3.5 crashes exactly after selecting the profile or pressing start with

The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 2015 error_code 3 request_code 20 minor_code 0)

Starting Firefox with -P <profile> always works find. This bug accours since I use 3.1beta versions on Fedora 10 and it still occurs less frequently on F11 and FF3.5.3. Currently I'm using Fedora RPM versions.

FF3.0.x worked pretty well using the ProfileManager.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.12 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
Also, please consider using the most recent Firefox 4 beta build, your bug may be resolved there.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-1]

Comment 7

7 years ago
Not seeing this in 3.6.  Not sure about safe mode...
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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