It not a joke!!! It is the truth!!!

Giving people what they want: violence and sloppy eating

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
It pains me to say this, but..
mini me + poo
lovingboth
Firefox 3 on Ubuntu 8.10 is a pile of poo and crashes far, far too often. Firefox 3 on Windows or Ubuntu 8.04 doesn't do this:

The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadIDChoice (invalid resource ID chosen for this connection)'.
(Details: serial 31681594 error_code 14 request_code 155 minor_code 4)

Program exited with code 01.


or

Program received signal SIGPIPE, Broken pipe.
[Switching to Thread 0x41ec1950 (LWP 20714)]


or .. far too many examples to mention - I have given up recording them all.

It does not help that Flash is a pile of buggy poo, but 99% of Flash is blocked here (ads, mostly). Even so, a single run shows


(npviewer.bin:4452): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_style_detach: assertion `style->attach_count > 0' failed
(npviewer.bin:4452): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_style_detach: assertion `style->attach_count > 0' failed
(npviewer.bin:4452): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_destroy: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
(npviewer.bin:4452): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_destroy: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
(npviewer.bin:20807): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4800021 unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20807): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4800020 unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20807): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x480001f unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20807): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4800003 unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20807): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_style_detach: assertion `style->attach_count > 0' failed
The program 'npviewer.bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
(Details: serial 240 error_code 3 request_code 18 minor_code 0)

*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPP_Destroy() invoke: Connection closed

(firefox:20711): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_remove_internal: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xaee0e40 is not valid!
(npviewer.bin:20905): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4800021 unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20905): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4800020 unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20905): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x480001f unexpectedly destroyed
(npviewer.bin:20905): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4800003 unexpectedly destroyed

(npviewer.bin:20905): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_style_detach: assertion `style->attach_count > 0' failed
The program 'npviewer.bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
(Details: serial 240 error_code 3 request_code 18 minor_code 0)

[Thread 0x466ca950 (LWP 20925) exited]
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPP_Destroy() invoke: Connection closed

(firefox:20711): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_remove_internal: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xf230150 is not valid!


etc etc etc.

  • 1
Yes, it is a total pain in the arse. It was about as bad in the previous Ubuntu version. I'm switching to Chrome as soon as a Linux version is available.

Hmm, I have a couple of 8.04's here, and I don't remember it being anything like this bad. This set up has crashed three or four times today

It depends on how soon you can do things like generic ad blocking, say 'only show me Flash I specifically choose to see' and cope with lots of tabs. I got the feeling that - for some strange reason - Google doesn't see ad blocking as a priority.

Opera doesn't make a fuss about being able to do it, but every time I run a browser without it, I see how necessary it is.

I use Epiphany instead of Firefox and Flash 10 on Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 and don't seem to be seeing any problems (currently running 24 windows and often several tabs per window).

The main thing that pisses me off about 8.10 is that they killed session management in Gnome 2.24 so I have to explicitly ask to recover my windows in Epiphany when I close down and restart. This also affect my WP and spreadsheet programs as well. This had been working fine in 8.04 and was what made Epiphany better than Firefox.

Tab Mix Plus is what I use on FF for session management (amongst other things).

I can't even find a way to save more than one tab as a bookmark in Epiphany... although it's not crashed on me yet.

Ooh, clicking on a tab has just crashed Epiphany.

I did previously discover the only ways to get it to remember the session: either make it crash or close down the entire Gnome session without closing the browser first! Stupid, stupid, stupid.

i am having similar issues with firefox 3 though on OSX,

Hmm, I give it a hefty stress test (typically four hundred tabs open) on Windows and it's ok there.

i have had no issue with it on windows of any variety but on my mac's one running leopard and one tiger it is unstable as anything leopard more so.

I have had random shutting down errors, to freezing constantly and also the rss and bookmarks on leopard are screwed!!

i have contemplated rolling back or just using safari but i LOVE my webmasters tool bar on firefox too much...


  • 1
?

Log in