Re: (SOLVED) Firefox segfaulting on pages w/java applets
Marc Shapiro wrote:
Given that my wife could run java applets with firefox and I could not,
the problem had to be somewhere in my firefox configs and not in any
global configurations. I renamed my .mozilla/firefox directory and
restarted firefox so that it would create a new account. Firefox was
then able to run java applets without trouble. I copied over my
bookmarks, cookies, form history, and URL history without any problems.
When I copied over prefs.js it would die attempting to load an applet.
It was at about this point that I realized that the old prefs.js was a
holdover from when I was running the mozilla suite and it was loaded
with stuff that firefox didn't need (and in some cases, obviously,
I am running Sarge with the stock Debian kernel 2.6.8-2-k7.
Until recently I was using Sun's j2re1.4.2_01, but I have recently
installed jdk1.5.0_06, since I want to teach myself some java. I
think that somewhere, something is confused over the version to use.
I have had Firefox simply die on me when going to some pages (I do not
remember which ones at this time). I could access these pages with
Opera with no problems. I could also switch to another VT, under my
wife's login and access the same page with Firefox and have no
problems. (My wife only recently started using a seperate logon, so
it is possible that her account never used v1.4.2.)
I just tried to run the demo programs included with jdk1.5.0_06 and I
had the same problem. I can run the applets under Opera in my
account, and under Firefox in my wife's account, but NOT with Firefox
in my own account.
If I start Firefox from an xterm I can see that it segfaults when it
tries to access any of these demo HTML pages.
Can anyone give me a clue where to look to determine what is causing
I copied back the default prefs.js file and it seems to be OK.
I may need to go through my preferences and make sure that nothing vital
changed, but it looks like my problem is solved.
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