[NBLUG/talk] firefox / gmail problems.
E Frank Ball III
frankb at frankb.us
Sat Nov 10 20:07:26 PST 2007
After more experimentation it's clear that the "html validator" add-on
and gmail are not compatible. I can disable this extension and it works
fine. Enable it and it hangs. I did this on two different systems.
One with a new profile, and one with my old profile.
E Frank Ball efball at efball.com
On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 07:06:27PM -0800, E Frank Ball wrote:
> setting "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" made it a little more stable,
> but not much. I looked at the webpage referenced, but I was already
> using 24 bit color, and I couldn't figure out the Composite setting in
> xorg they were talking about.
> I ended up making a new firefox profile, which is major pain having to
> re-install all my extensions, but it seems to be working fine now.
> E Frank Ball efball at efball.com
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 03:21:12PM -0800, Scrappy Laptop wrote:
> > I've been having a similar problem with FF and Gmail but instead of hanging, it was crashing out completely whenever I hit a page that had certain Flash elements (which includes Gmail), leaving me back at the desktop. Finally found this post that fixed it:
> > http://grumpymole.blogspot.com/2006/10/ubuntu-firefox-flash-crash-this-fix.html
> > Summary: add the following line
> > export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
> > to /usr/bin/firefox.
> > Although the symptoms are not identical, it may be a direction to research (does no harm to try it, either).
> > -Frank
> > E Frank Ball III <frankb at frankb.us> wrote: Since I updated to firefox 188.8.131.52 - gmail is pretty much unusable.
> > Firefox completely hangs everytime I try to read some emails. I may get
> > thru one or two, but then it hangs.
> > This is happening on three systems. One with RedHat Enterprise 4, one
> > with Debian testing, and one with Debian stable. All with firefox
> > installed from mozilla.org - not a packaged version from Debian or
> > redhat. All three are independent systems, no shared files.
> > Anybody else having trouble? Other web sites are working fine, it's
> > just gmail that causes the problem.
> > --
> > E Frank Ball frankb at frankb.us
> E Frank Ball frankb at frankb.us
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