Freebsd Firefox problems

Sander Janssen s.janssen at
Sat Mar 19 15:51:32 UTC 2011

I have finally managed to solve this issue. Upgrading to 8.2 didn't 
solve anything. But after I installed ccache I decided to recompile all 
my installed ports in the hope that it solved my problems. After 
recompiling all my ports (1000 ports, including openoffice). The problem 
still persisted.

But after reading another thread I removed pulse audio support from 
libcanberra and this solved the problem. I first removed gstreamer 
support as well but this does not cause the problem.


On 07/10/10 09:37, 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

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