Freebsd Firefox problems

Hartmann, O. ohartman at
Sat Jul 10 07:37:24 UTC 2010

On 07/10/10 02:46, Sander Janssen wrote:
> Hello,
> I am currently having the same problems you were having with firefox 
> 3.6 on FreeBSD in February (I found the threads on the Freebsd-Ports 
> mailing list). The thread doesn't seem to come up with an answer and I 
> am wondering if you managed to solve the problem?
> I am talking about firefox crashing when you use a context menu. I 
> have tried a portupgrade -Rf firefox to try to recompile every depency 
> but nothing has any effect. In my case thunderbird works correctly.
> Any information would be useful.
> Thanks in advance,
> Sander

I have still this obscure problems. When "gettext" was updated and we 
have had to update any dependend port, within this procedure Firefox 3.6 
worked correctly as expected. But after the update was performed, 
everything remained as it was before. I did several times portmaster -f 
(which is the same as -R with portupgrade) to build every necessary 
port, but with no effect. I also performed the one-day-taking gettext 
update and, additionaly, I recompiled every port (nearly 1000 on my 
systems). No effect.
When delegating the client firefox to another X terminal, say to my 
workstation at home (login with ssh -Y for X11 portforwarding), no 
problems occur, so I guess the problem is riggered by X11 on the local 
machine and especially with the ATI radeonhd driver (which does not work 
correctly on many boxes and with low end Radeon HD 46XX or 47XX cards).
I have no idea. I use Opera for now on the machine in question.


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