FF 3.6 crashes on all pages with java applets; after upgrading from FF 3.5




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: info, Unassigned)



3.6 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 GTB6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) FirePHP/0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 GTB6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) FirePHP/0.4

FF 3.6 crashes on all pages with java applets; after upgrading from FF 3.5

Sometimes also random crashed, after a short while of idle activitiy, suddenly browser just "disappears" without warning or crash message. After restarting FF, I get the option to restore the session. Then trying to access a page with a java applets, again crashes FF completely.

For **** sake - I have to use IE8 to visit pages with java applets!!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from FF 3.5 to today's latest FF 3.6
2. Visit a website with a java applet

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
Load java applet, not crash

I am using Firebug, FirePHP, adblockplus, google toolbar for fireox, screengrab, user agent switcher, yslow and web developer Extensions.
What version of java are you using? Do you have a stacktrace? https://developer.mozilla.org/En/How_to_get_a_stacktrace_for_a_bug_report
Keywords: crash
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 2

8 years ago
This may be related to my crashy problem (WinXP, followed FF upgrade from 3.5.6 to 3.6.2). Other addons, most of the privacy/blocker ones, UA switcher + some odds & sods which were not engaged at the time.
- Went to log in at hushmail (uses java applet at my end for PW encryption) - hush is fully permitted in NoScript etc.
- hushmail reported that java was necessary, then stopped (it had always worked no problems with earlier FF versions)
- tried to go to Tools/Options to see if there was any info available in there: got empty window, then after a second or so FF just disappeared
- tried Tools/Options on a blank page, got tabs on Options window this time, then same 'vanishing' crash
- repeated several times, on blank page as well as restored session, could not access options at all
- when I had crashed from a web page, the 'restore session' worked OK, but the crash happened every time on trying to access FF options
- checked about:crashes, but no entries there for *any* of these crashes, nor the crash reporter window at any time
- not known, but other java *may* have run OK (had been running 3.6.2 for a few mins without problems before trying the email login), it was only when I tried hushmail that this came to light
- temporarily fixed (need email access ...) by downgrading to 3.5.8, all java, options etc. seem to be 100% again with that but obviously I want the 'latest and greatest'.
Steve, what version of java do you have installed?

Comment 4

8 years ago
Hi Tyler. Had to find it (installed ages ago) but it's Sun Java, jre 1.5.0_06.
Bear in mind tho' that FF was also crashing on blank pages, so it may well be something else. Cheers, Steve.
Well, uninstall that java version, it is extremely ancient. Download java 6u18 or later from java.com.then, if it still crashes, give a stacktrace. https://developer.mozilla.org/En/How_to_get_a_stacktrace_for_a_bug_report

The reason no sites are allowing java is because you have to install java 6 update 10 or later with firefox 3.6. 1.5.0_06 is extremely old, unstable and insecure, so go ahead and update.

Comment 6

8 years ago
Hm, thought you might say that when I saw the old version's filedates. New Java installed, 3.6.2 much improved (inc. Hush). I still get the vanishing crash on Options/Applications, though. If you want a dump from that, I'll need a while to sort out the Windbg stuff. (& a promise that it will uninstall OK afterwards ...)
Reporter, were you able to get a stacktrace for us?
and does this happen with 3.6.11 with java 6 update 22 in a fresh firefox profile?
Steve, were you able to get a stacktrace? can you please retest with Firefox 4.0.1 and Java 6 update 25 or later, then let me know what you came up with?
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 4.0.1 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.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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