Freebsd Firefox problems

Sander Janssen s.janssen at
Sat Jul 10 21:03:02 UTC 2010

Hartmann, O. wrote:
> 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
> Hello.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Oliver

Well, I am running a nvidia 7600gs with the proprietary nvidia driver so 
that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I can use the linux-firefox port and that one runs correctly but it 
crashes when opening flash content (which the normal firefox does fine 
even though it crashes when I open a context box or open a bookmark).

Thanks anyway,

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