noscript addon update with browser open cause system hang/freeze




6 years ago
11 months ago


(Reporter: cybern8, Unassigned)


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6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0
Build ID: 20121119183901

Steps to reproduce:

firefox 17.0; ubuntu linux 11.10; toshiba satellite laptop ia64 (also occurs on ibm/lenovo thinkpad w510 ia64).

- firefox is open, 1 or more tabs active
- problem may occur when i am in the workspace interacting with firefox, or in another workspace using other applications

Actual results:

system hang/freeze. mouse/keyboard are unresponsive and i must power down and restart to recover. when i restart and go back into firefox, a new tab is open notifying me of a noscript addon update.

this has happened for quite some time over numerous versions of firefox, probably back as far as v10 as best i can remember.

i contacted the noscript developer, giorgio maone, and he suggested a bugzilla report against the addon manager.

Expected results:

system should not hang because of an addon update.


6 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Extension Compatibility
The whole system hangs, only X or Firefox ?
In case X hangs you have to report it the X developers and if the system hangs you should report if to the distribution. You are at the right place if only Firefox freezes.

valid for X:

Comment 2

6 years ago
Robin, can you please answer comment 1?
Flags: needinfo?(cybern8)

Comment 3

6 years ago
response to comment 1:

the whole system hangs.
Flags: needinfo?(cybern8)
Mass-closing old Extension Compatibility bugs that relate to legacy add-ons or NPAPI plug-ins. If you think this bug is still valid, please reopen or comment.

Sorry for the bug spam, and happy Friday!
Last Resolved: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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