firefox won't start with k 2.6.29.6 (and other late kernels)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: micko, Unassigned)

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

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.22) Gecko/20090728 SeaMonkey/1.1.17
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.22) Gecko/20090728 SeaMonkey/1.1.17

Firefox 3.5.x will not run on Puppy linux using later kernels ranging from 2.6.29.6 to 2.6.30.1. These are official test versions built by Barry Kauler.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Load Puppy Linux (417, 422, 423 ) all official alphas and betas
2.Install firefox. (from the Puppy .pet or compile from mozilla-1.9.1 source)
3.Run. Hangs at Import Wizard. Any attempt to restart results in "Firefox is already running..." error message. See http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=45566&start=45
Actual Results:  
Ranging from a restart of X to a hard reboot :(

Expected Results:  
Started

This behaviour is only exhibited in the latest kernel versions of Puppy Linux. One respected member also reported similar behaviour in Ubuntu after a kernel upgrade to 2.6.29.6
Older kernels with the exact same setup are ok AFAIK.
Thankyou.
And why Do you think that this is a Firefox issue and not a kernel one ?

>Any attempt to restart results in "Firefox is already running..." error message.
And does killing the process work ?

>Actual Results:  
>Ranging from a restart of X to a hard reboot :(

A restart of X or a hard reboot is the actual result ?
That is either a kernel or hardware issue, Firefox is a usermode application
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Comment 2

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> And why Do you think that this is a Firefox issue and not a kernel one ?
> 
> >Any attempt to restart results in "Firefox is already running..." error message.
> And does killing the process work ?
> 
> >Actual Results:  
> >Ranging from a restart of X to a hard reboot :(
> 
> A restart of X or a hard reboot is the actual result ?
> That is either a kernel or hardware issue, Firefox is a usermode application

>And why Do you think that this is a Firefox issue and not a kernel one ?
Because I also tried with k 2.6.30.1 and 2.6.27.7 as have others.
>And does killing the process work ?
No, Still get the same error message.
>A restart of X or a hard reboot is the actual result ?
Er, sorry about that. The result is firefox wont start at all.
>That is either a kernel or hardware issue, Firefox is a usermode application
Hmmm, perhaps it is a kernel issue, I also tried with Slackware kernel, 2.6.27.7 (compiled for Puppy) and failure, but three different kernels I tried. I also tried on 3 different machines ranging from a p3, 256 ram to a P4 1.8GHz, 1GB ram on board intel graphics, and an athlon 2100+, 768MB ram, raedon9200 graphics,   Could it be something to do with how Puppy uses a layered file system? Unionfs? Many of us at Puppy are at a loss. 
Thankyou for your help. I hope we can get to the bottom of this.
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]
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: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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