[PC-BSD Testing] random firefox freezes in RC1

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Wed Sep 12 09:57:30 PDT 2012

On 09/12/2012 11:29, Arthur wrote:
> 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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This is the reason that the Firefox 15.0 PBI has been removed from the 
AppCafe. You should be able to revert to the older (and working) Firefox 
14.x PBI tomorrow sometime (or the new Firefox-ESR PBI when that hits 
the AppCafe as well).

~~ Ken Moore ~~

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