[blfs-dev] Firefox 40 crash fixes

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 10:32:47 PDT 2015

willie at tuta.io wrote:
> Following the discussion in august 2015 there are two ways to fix Firefox 40
> from crashing.
> The first one creates a config file to disable offmainthreadcomposition for
> all users. Individual users can also set this is in about:config as an
> alternative. To script this after installing firefox:
> echo -e "pref(\"general.config.obscure_value\",
> 0);\npref(\"general.config.filename\", \"mozilla.cfg\");" >
> /usr/lib/firefox-40.0.3/defaults/pref/local-settings.js
> echo '//
> pref("layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled", false);
> ' > /usr/lib/firefox-40.0.3/mozilla.cfg
> The alternative might be simpler and more elegant for a new BLFS release,
> simply disable system cairo for now, by commenting the relevant rule out in
> mozconfig:
> #ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
> I'm not sure everyone is experiencing the Firefox crashes. For me, one of the
> two changes above fix all crashes after two weeks of testing.
> Thoughts about adding one of these to the book?

It sounds like it is suitable, but I have not been using FF and cannot 

Ken?  Fernando?  What do you think?

   -- Bruce

More information about the blfs-dev mailing list