GTK filedialog crashes Firefox/Thunderbird

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Mar 24 03:41:44 UTC 2007

On Mar 23, 2007, at 2:01 PM, cpghost wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 01:44:09PM -0400, John Nielsen wrote:
>> On Friday 23 March 2007 11:02:46 am Frank Staals wrote:
>>> It seems that I'm having problems (again) with the GTK filedialog in
>>> Firefox/Thunderbird. It happens when saving or opening a file in  
>>> Firefox
>>> or thunderbird resulting in a crash. What to do:
>>> - Open Firefox
>>> - Save a file, the save-file dialog comes up, Save or cancel it.
>>> - Save a file, when the file dialog comes up, file dialog hangs and
>>> after a second or something firefox crashes
>> I'm seeing the same behavior. I searched around on the web a while  
>> ago and saw
>> a report (on a firefox bug issue or mailinglist I think) from  
>> another FreeBSD
>> user about this. He later followed up to his own post saying that  
>> the problem
>> went away after he recompiled ALL of his ports. The thing that was
>> interesting is that he only saw the bad behavior under xfce (what  
>> WM are you
>> using, btw?).  I'm running xfce 4.4.0 and have the problem, but I  
>> haven't
>> gotten around to recompiling everything yet. I may or may not wait  
>> for the
>> modularXorg stuff to be committed before I do so...
> I'm experiencing a similar problem with the GTK file save box. Under
> fluxbox, the save box starts to grow and shrink horizontally by approx
> 40% of its size twice per second or so. The only way out of this is to
> kill and restart Firefox. I don't know if other GTK-based programs are
> affected though. Another data point: I'm too in the midst of the giant
> gettext upgrade tango, so this could be temporary, until everything is
> finally upgraded.
> cpghost.
> -- 
> Cordula's Web.

What version are you guys running with what CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS? I was  
experiencing the same thing until (filed a bug and Mozilla  
folks said they fixed it in this version).

Now if I can only determine why the same happens when I try and add a  
file with azureus.. that's another ball of wax though..


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