[blfs-support] Lots of problems with Firefox

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Sun Dec 1 12:19:40 PST 2013

On 12/01/2013 08:45 PM, Richard wrote:
> 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
> message:
>> (process:1035): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed

I do see this message too. As Igor says, it's a problem with Glib 2.36+.
But I haven't got any other errors that you got. FF worked fine ever
since I upgraded to Glib 2.36. This is x86_64 though.

> 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?
> Richard

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