[blfs-support] Lots of problems with Firefox

Richard rkm at usol.com
Sun Dec 1 11:45:28 PST 2013

I have recently installed LFS 7.4, and I have
also installed various packages from the BLFS
book that are identified as compatible with
LFS 7.4. One of the packages I installed was
Firefox-23.0.1. I believe I have also installed
all the required and recommended dependencies
for it.

When I first start up Firefox I get the following

> (process:1035): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed

When I go on a news site at:
www.cbc.ca/thenational/watch/, I get a bunch
of error messages like:

> (plugin-container:1120): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_get_visual: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

> (plugin-container:1120): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_colormap_new: assertion `GDK_IS_VISUAL (visual)' failed

> (plugin-container:1120): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_colormap_alloc_colors: assertion `GDK_IS_COLORMAP (colormap)' failed

> (plugin-container:1120): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_modify_bg: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

These errors occur before I try to watch anything.
When I click on a video to watch it, Firefox hangs
up and I just have to kill the process. The final
logs I am able to see on the screen are lines like:

> ###!!! [Parent][RPCChannel] Error: Channel error: cannot send/recv

Before starting on LFS 7.4 I have been using
LFS 7.2 with Firefox-16.0.1, and I did not have
any problems watching videos on this site.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem(s) might
be with Firefox-23.0.1?


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