[arch-general] problem with Firefox and Opera

JaDa jada at usalug.net
Sat Feb 9 13:53:29 EST 2008

I have hade several problems too with the last update's. I removed all  
mozilla applications, eleted the Mozilla and firefox Folders in /opt/* and  
/usr/* and Installed all new.

after them almoust all problems are fixed with Firefox.

I wrote about it here in the forum


On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 10:32:12 -0800, Scott Weisman <sweisman at pobox.com>  

> I did a system upgrade yesterday (Friday 8 Feb). The following
> (possibly relevant) packages were upgraded:
> mesa
> libgl
> xorg-server
> xf86-video-intel
> firefox
> 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
> seen before):
> 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
> any suggestions?
> Scott

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