firefox hangs second time it's run

illoai at illoai at
Wed Feb 21 20:17:06 UTC 2007

On 21/02/07, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 08:39:02PM -0500, Chris Shenton wrote:
> > I was running 6.2-PRERELEASE (?) happily until a couple days ago when
> > I cvsupped to get 6.2-RELEASE, actually 6.2-STABLE.  Now when I start
> > firefox it works -- the first time.  If I stop it, then start again,
> > it never materializes on the screen.  Logging out, killing XDM doesn't
> > help; a reboot it required (and I have to remove it's lock and
> > .parentlock files)
> I had a similar problem with firefox locking up if I visited certain web
> pages or opened a certain dialog box. Firefox got stuck in kserel as well.
> > I'm using portupgrade to make sure all my dependencies are up to
> > date.  Anything else I should look for?
> Apparently portupgrade doesn't always work well enough.
> What I ended up doing was deleting all ports, updating my ports tree,
> and rebuild it all. That fixed the problem for me.

Many times when upgrading things related to
and depending upon x11-toolkits/gtk*, the simplest
solution is
portupgrade -ufr pkg-config


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