Java (jdk1.5) woes with firefox (1.0.6) and opera (8.5)

Mike Hunter mhunter at
Wed Sep 28 12:03:50 PDT 2005


I recently upgraded to jdk1.5.0 in (perhaps foolhearty) search of a better
java plugin experience.  Now unfortunately both firefox and opera crash
hard when exposed to java pages.

For firefox, I get:

# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x35bb9adc, pid=57515, tid=0x822e000
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.5.0-p2-root_27_sep_2005_14_45 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# C  []  processTree+0x284
# An error report file with more information is saved as /tmp/hs_err_pid57515.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please write
# a letter to freebsd-java at mailing list
INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: Plugin instance index out of bounds -16449

System error?:: Unknown error: 0
 => mAllocCount: 14939
 => mReallocCount: 2586
 => mFreeCount: 12549
 => mShareCount: 9073
 => mAdoptCount: 1429
 => mAdoptFreeCount: 1394

For opera, I get:

/usr/libexec/ /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/jre/lib/i386/client/ Undefined symbol "__cxa_atexit"

Interestingly for opera, the about box says "no java runtime installed", but
the java preference has a validated path to the JRE....

Versions:  jdk1.5.0, firefox 1.0.6, opera 8.50

Last but not least, a beginner question:  How do you run firefox in gdb?
I found firefox-bin, but it won't launch without the environment grooming
that its scriptup scripts perform, and I can't run gdb on the startup
script :(

If anybody needs it, my root password is:  root123

(just kidding)



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