[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
 >  > 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 - 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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