The sea installer build for linux, pointed at on www.mozilla.org, does not have working talkback support. Mozilla crashes and talkback does not catch it. This has been the case for a very long time, and it needs to be fixed now. This is very serious, because you are missing out on valuable crash data from all linux crashes, unless people get the non-sea version. Mozilla.org specifically requests you to use a talkback enabled build, and then points at the broken -sea version... To reproduce: 1) Get the 0.9.1 sea version, and choose talkback during installation. 2) Perform steps to crash mozilla (how hard can that be?:-) Result: Talkback does not catch the crash Expected results: Talkback catches the crash, and lets to send in a report.
I can't reproduce this... are you sure you're installing talkback? I'm using the -sea file from the ftp site and it works for me when i kill a mozilla-bin process with SEGV. If you aren't doing complete install, i recommend trying that and seeing if talkback still doesn't come up for you... are you seeing QFA initialize on the console?
The talkback also failed to start when using Win32 Nightly build. I got that from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/2001-06-08-09-trunk/mozilla-win32-talkback.zip
[This is with -sea version of 0.9.1 for linux] I have investigated this further, and it appears that talkback catches most crashes, but not the craser I saw first. To reproduce this uncaught crash, do the following: 1) Go to http://www.skribofont.se 2) Click on the blue button "GoatTalk". That will take you to a forum. 3) Click on the "Hård- och mjukvara" category to the left 4) Click on the icon named "Ny" on the bottom right. 5) Type something in the editbox that comes up, and press "Skicka". Result: Mozilla will crash AND talkback will not catch the crash. The output on the console is the following: Gdk-ERROR **: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) serial 115298 error_code 3 request_code 15 minor_code 0 This crash might very well have been reported before, but this bugreport is about talkback not catching it. Could someone please try if they can reproduce the above? I tried some other crashers, and talkback caught those just fine.
I tried on win98 and also could not reproduce any crash using the steps above.
You don't need to generate a crash to see this bug. As in my case for Win32 build, I simply run "component/talkback.exe" and talkback agent simply don't show up at all. Can't see it in the task list too.
I am re-produce the crash using the steps you mentioned in the bug. I tried it in RedHat 7.1 Reg. Talkback not working, I need more specific information on which build and platform.
Mozilla Milestone 0.91 build on Win32 running components/talkback.exe brings up the talkback ui for me(not the crash UI) but the Agent UI.
I am NOT able to reproduce the crash with the given steps in RedHat Linux version 7.1. My earlier comment was wrong.
Win98 seems to have the same sort of problem in 2001-06-18-04 build. Would a separate report be preferable? There is a crash, then Talkback does nothing. This bug (if it's the same one) is preventing bug 83546 from being anything other than a WORKSFORME, when I'm quite sure there is a reproduceable crash.
I filed bug #98905 when I saw this happen again on 2001-09-07-21 on linux. I couldn't remember the bugnumber for this bug then. Anyway, I would prefer if this bug was closed in favor of that bug, since I have provided better information there.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98905 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: Talkback Client → Talkback Client
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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