Bug#311422: #311422: XFree86: X server crashes with signal 11 randomly when using Firefox
No, I'm afraid not, about 6 months after I reported
that bug I upgraded my graphics card and upgraded my
Debian install. Somehow between all of this, the bug
I did exchange a few emails with a "Brian Hill" in May
last year who was having identical problems to mine.
If you want to be doubly sure you could email him at
email@example.com , I'll copy in our correspondance
below, in case you feel like chasing it up. But its
been ages now since that bug has bothered me, and if
you want to close it then I wouldn't mind in the
Thanks for the tips. This is happening _with_ Xorg,
is RH4u3. ;)
The failures are repeating themselves very regularly
many systems (though at random times), which leads me
to believe that
it isn't some random thing on one system that is out
I only have one extension installed, autohide. I have
tried removing that and it makes no difference.
Thanks for your response!
What is Epiphany?
On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 09:04:26PM +0100, Karl
> Hi Brian,
> I'm sorry to say I never did track down the exact
> cause of the problem. A few months after posting
> bug in the Debian bugtracker I gave up waiting for a
> response and upgraded my graphics card to a GeForce
> 6800 and swapped Xfree86 for XOrg (something I'd
> planning to do for a while anyway). Somewhere along
> the line, the crashes magically stopped :)
> Obviously it's been a while now, but from what I
> remember I was able to browse the web with Epiphany,
> no crashes at all (hence I don't think it's
> fault). I also have a strange feeling that removing
> all my Firefox extensions then reinstalling them
> helped with Firefox (not VMWare), but I can't
> precise details, very sorry :(
> If you can, I'd suggest upgrading to XOrg, or if
> doesn't work maybe consider a new graphics card
> if it's a cheap £30 Nvidia one). If neither of those
> are good for you, I suppose you may just have to
> resort to Epiphany...
> Good luck, I hope this was of some help to you.
> --- "Brian C. Hill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I saw your post about firefox and Xfree having
> > problems:
> > I am having the same problem.
> > Did you ever figure what the cause was or find a
> > solution?
> > Brian
--- Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> About 2 years ago, you reported a bug to the Debian
> BTS regarding a
> crash of the X server with signal 11 when running
> Firefox. Did you
> reproduce this problem recently? If not, I will
> close this bug in the
> next weeks.
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