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firefox crashes since upgrade to android 4.2




Firefox for Android
4 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Andy Burns, Unassigned)


16 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Build ID: 20121005155445

Steps to reproduce:

Upgraded Nexus 7 from Android 4.1.2 to 4.2

Actual results:

Firefox 16 now crashes within a few seconds of use every time, tried upgrading to 17beta, this still crashes, I have seen another Nexus 7 user reporting the same issue after upgrading to android 4.2.

Expected results:

Firefox carried on being awesome


4 years ago
OS: Windows 7 → Android
Hardware: x86_64 → ARM

Comment 1

4 years ago
I can confirm this on another Nexus 7 which has just been updated to 4.2 (JOP40C).

Both the latest 17 beta and latest 19 nightly (2012-11-13 1b0226622e94) with a clean profile.

Additionally, the crash helper does not appear so no crash report can be submitted.

Comment 2

4 years ago
It's likely bug 802510.
Can you provide the crash ID from about:crashes or the logcat to confirm?

Comment 3

4 years ago
There's no entry in about:crashes and I can't get a logcat as my device isn't rooted (in android > 4.1 apps can only access their own log). I may be able to get the full logcat with a usb cable, but I don't have any handy at the moment.

Comment 4

4 years ago
logcat via USB cable

D/GeckoFavicons(28169): Downloaded favicon successfully for URL =
D/GeckoFavicons(28169): Saving favicon on browser database for URL =
D/dalvikvm(28169): GC_CONCURRENT freed 522K, 9% free 9734K/10612K, paused 6ms+9ms, total 72ms
D/GeckoFavicons(28169): Saving favicon URL for URL =
D/GeckoFavicons(28169): Calling setFaviconUrlForPageUrl() for
W/dalvikvm(28169): threadid=10: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x40d44930)
E/GeckoAppShell(28169): >>> REPORTING UNCAUGHT EXCEPTION FROM THREAD 656 ("GeckoBackgroundThread")
E/GeckoAppShell(28169): java.lang.RuntimeException: Buffer not large enough for pixels
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoApp.handleThumbnailData(
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at org.mozilla.gecko.ScreenshotHandler$
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at android.os.Looper.loop(
E/GeckoAppShell(28169):         at
I/Choreographer(28169): Skipped 61 frames!  The application may be doing too much work on its main thread.
D/GeckoFavicons(28169): LoadFaviconTask finished for URL = (6)
I/GeckoBrowserApp(28169): Favicon successfully loaded for URL =
I/GeckoBrowserApp(28169): Favicon is for current URL =
I/GeckoTab(28169): Updated favicon for tab with id: 1
D/Zygote  (  126): Process 28169 terminated by signal (11)
I/ActivityManager(  441): Process org.mozilla.firefox (pid 28169) has died.
I/WindowState(  441): WIN DEATH: Window{418d1440 u0 SurfaceView}
W/ActivityManager(  441): Force removing ActivityRecord{41899138 u0 org.mozilla.firefox/.App}: app died, no saved state
I/WindowState(  441): WIN DEATH: Window{4185f0e0 u0 org.mozilla.firefox/org.mozilla.firefox.App}
W/InputMethodManagerService(  441): Got RemoteException sending setActive(false) notification to pid 28169 uid 10002
D/AndroidRuntime(28284): >>>>>> AndroidRuntime START <<<<<<
D/AndroidRuntime(28284): CheckJNI is OFF
D/dalvikvm(28284): Trying to load lib 0x0
D/dalvikvm(28284): Added shared lib 0x0
D/dalvikvm(28284): Trying to load lib 0x0
D/dalvikvm(28284): Added shared lib 0x0
D/AndroidRuntime(28284): Calling main entry
D/dalvikvm(28284): Note: class Landroid/app/ActivityManagerNative; has 156 unimplemented (abstract) methods
I/AndroidRuntime(28284): VM exiting with result code 1.
W/ActivityManager(  441): Permission Denial: startActivity asks to run as user -2 but is calling from user 0; this requires android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS_FULL


4 years ago
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 802510
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