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Re: A page that causes Firefox (Sarge) to close

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 11:37:56PM +1100, James Foster wrote:
> I'm using the latest mozilla-firefox (1.0.4-2sarge5) on Debian Sarge,
> and whenever I attempt to visit a particular page, I'm finding that it
> closes immediately. Can someone please confirm this behaviour?
> The page is: http://www.movieweb.com/forums/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D6036&e=9797

Confirmed.  BTW, it loads just fine in Konqueror.

When Firefox crashes on my system it seems mostly due to extensions
that the page requires, like Flash, although I have flashblock to
block Flash movies from playing instantly, so it usually doesn't crash
unless I click on the movie.  Lots of movies work just fine.

I tried starting Firefox from the command line with the '-safe-mode'
option so it doesn't load extensions and it reports errors on the
command line.  Then I visited this page you mentioned and it crashed

$ firefox -safe-mode
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource

The program 'firefox-bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 16439 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)


The 'serial 16439' mentioned is different each time.  I haven't tried
debugging it yet.  You may try that, but you may want to choose to do
that in a bug report.  Or continue here and point to this discussion
in your bug report.  [In case you don't know: Debian package
'reportbug' is recommended for this.]

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