[PC-BSD Testing] random firefox freezes in RC1

Chuck Tuffli ctuffli at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 08:02:38 PDT 2012


I used update manager to upgrade from PC-BSD 9.0 to the 9.1-RC1 image
and am now experiencing frequent freezes within firefox. Starting
firefox in safe mode doesn't seem to help, but while running it, I
noticed the following messages in the terminal window:

[506] firefox -safe-mode
Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
/usr/pbi/firefox-amd64/lib/firefox/plugin-container: Undefined symbol
"XRE_InitChildProcess"
/usr/pbi/firefox-amd64/lib/firefox/plugin-container: Undefined symbol
"XRE_InitChildProcess"
/usr/pbi/firefox-amd64/lib/firefox/plugin-container: Undefined symbol
"XRE_InitChildProcess"
...

There appears to be some correlation between each XRE_InitChildProcess
message and clicking on a tab or scrolling in a window. These messages
repeat about a dozen times.

Eventually, firefox displays a "Unresponsive script" dialog box (a URL
ending with .js), but clicking the stop script button doesn't seem to
help the issue.

While all this is happening, the Midori browser doesn't have trouble
displaying the same pages choking firefox.


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