[PC-BSD Testing] random firefox freezes in RC1

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed Sep 12 08:29:48 PDT 2012


On 09/12/2012 10:02 AM, Chuck Tuffli wrote:
> 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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It is likely related to the ongoing crash work in Firefox bug 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=774281 or any one of the 
136 bugs related to that process 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=XRE_InitChildProcess.

Arthur


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