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[opensuse-factory] Firefox won't start
  • From: Richard Creighton <ricreig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 17:34:42 -0400
  • Message-id: <201005061734.42710.ricreig@xxxxxxxxx>
Ever since updating to >= 3.0 Firefox, I get some variation of the following:

rcc@Athelon:~> firefox
returned PAC proxy string: direct
*** nss-shared-helper: Shared database disabled (set NSS_USE_SHARED_DB to

** (firefox:10537): WARNING **: AT-SPI: Accessibility bus not found - Using
session bus.

/usr/bin/firefox: line 128: 10537 Segmentation fault $MOZ_PROGRAM "$@"

Of course, this is from a command line, From the 'kicker', I just get the
'bouncing ball" with no error message, after 30 seconds, it just disappears
with no firefox, no message, no nothing.

To restore Firefox, I have to reinstall, 2.5.9 or earlier, then, it works
again. Installing any version later than that results in failure to start.

This is with 11.3 factory.

uname -a
Linux Athelon 2.6.34-rc5-6-default #1 SMP 2010-04-22 21:18:20 +0200 i686
athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Updated 6 May

Processor is an AMD 64 running 32bit Dual core mode 2 2G memory, LVM AND RAID
5 (4 drive x 1Tb) + 3 1Tb drives in the / and /home LVM. This all worked in
11.2 and 11.3 M4 and earlier until Firefox was updated beyond 2.5.9.
Reverting Firefox causes the segfault to disappear, reinstalling the 3.+
(latest) restores the segfault.

Now the squirrel...I have a virtually identical machine int the other room
with similar hardware and also running factory, that works! ... but NFS won't
run on it!!! The MBd is MSI but the CPU is an AMD...the MBD on this one is
an ASUS. I have another one (ASUS) that I haven't upgraded yet...production
machine, but another ASUS running 11.2 with no problems. So, far, I'm not
sure whether it is the kernel interacting with Firefox or Firefox itself.

Any Ideas?

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