mozilla hangs on startup after -stable upgrade

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sat Dec 25 12:38:33 PST 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-24 at 19:25 -0500, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> Hello!
> After I upgraded a friend's machine from 4.10-STABLE (Sep 22) to
> 4.11-STABLE (Dec 19) his mozilla installation (1.4.x) stopped starting
> up.
> It says the usual 'no running window found' and then just hangs there.
> According to Ctrl-T, mozilla-bin is in the "running" state, but no
> window ever opens.
> I have since rebuilt gtk/gdk and the mozilla itself (to 1.7.5,2), but it
> still hangs on start up -- it was running fine before.
> All other programs (KDE environment -- he still uses KDE-3.2.2, Applix
> Office Suite) continue to run fine, only Mozilla appears affected.
> Any clues? Thanks!

This is a fairly FAQ.  It can be caused by aggressive optimizations
(e.g. unroll-loops), or by font problems (i.e. try running fc-cache -f
-v).  If you've compiled using default CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS, and your
fontconfig cache is okay, try running mozilla -g, and see where it's


> 	-mi
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