[arch-general] problem with Firefox and Opera
sweisman at pobox.com
Sat Feb 9 13:32:12 EST 2008
I did a system upgrade yesterday (Friday 8 Feb). The following
(possibly relevant) packages were upgraded:
After I did the upgrade, I shut down my box. When I restarted tonight,
Firefox kept crashing, and giving this error message:
The program 'gecko' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
(Details: serial 1625746 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Because it kept crashing, I tried Opera (which I use for testing and
as a backup). It started, but returned this message (which I had never
opera: X Shared memory extension is not available. ZPixmap not supported
Because I am getting unusual errors in both browsers (and the errors
are related), I think this is at a lower level.
My system is a Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM and 400MB swap (which is not
used at the time Firefox crashes).
Has anyone else experienced any of these problems? Does anyone have
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