User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-GB; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-GB; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 This morning Firefox failed to start. I suspect that Firefox updated automatically to 3.6.12 last night, before shutdown. Starting from CLI made no difference and there were no error messages. Starting from CLI in '-safe-mode' worked and allowed disabling of all addons/plugins. Starting from CLI in '-migration' mode resulted in a crash - report sent through crash manager. Once plugins/addons were disabled, Firefox started normally. I then re-enabled addons until I was able to find those responsible for the failed startup. The two plugins which cause Firefox to fail to start are: 1. Greasemonkey 0.8.20100408.6 2. Firefox PDF Plugin for Mac OS X 1.1.3 It appears that the 3.6.12 changes have caused these plugins to fail. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Enable/install Greasemonkey and/or PDF Plugin 2. Restart Firefox (3.6.12) 3. Firefox will quit without any notifications Actual Results: Firefox icon bounces on Dock, application exits. If started from CLI, application just quits without any stdout/stderr messages. Expected Results: Start and work??? :)
I do understand that this is in a way a problem with the plugins but having looked at the 3.6.12 fix, it doesn't appear as if it should effect plugins. Additionally, there's a problem that Firefox doesn't detect the failure and disable the offending plugins. I will contact the plugin devs separately.
FWIW, as recorded on the bug this user reported for Greasemonkey, I am unable to reproduce: https://github.com/greasemonkey/greasemonkey/issues/issue/1234
I have since done the following: 1. Started Firefox with a new, clean user profile (TestUser). 2. Installed both Greasemonkey and PDF for Mac OS X Firefox worked with the two plugins enabled. Following that, I tried the following: 1. Started Firefox in the original, default user profile in safe-mode with all plugins disabled. 2. Re-enabled Greasemonkey plugin and restarted Firefox - Firefox started with no problems 3. Re-enabled PDF for Mac OS X and restarted Firefox - Firefox started with no problems 4. Repeated the above for every add-on - Firefox started each time correctly 5. Repeated the above for every plugin - again, no problems. This means that the default profile now works correctly.
Is this still an issue or can we close this report `?
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