Caret Browsing Bug freezes system

Bug #186070 reported by Charles Kuenzi on 2008-01-25
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Bug Description

I'm having to use my backup XP system to communicate this problem as the bug will not stay out long enough for me to send this message using my Linux system.

When I launch Firefox, I get a message box asking me to press F7 if I want to turn Caret Browsing on or off. It doesn't matter if I press yes, no and/or check the box that says "don't show me this message again." The box stays on the screen and then proceeds to replicate itself many times over. The only way out is to shut down and/or restart the computer which then promptly gives me the Caret Browsing box again when I start Firefox and again freezes the system.

The computer is a new Dell 530 which came preloaded with Gutsy 7.10. I'm using a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. Everything has been working fine until yesterday. Because of the bug, I'm not able to get up to the Firefox preferences to see if there is a box for Caret Browsing I can uncheck. Any help would be much appreciated by this very frustrated Linux lover.

Felipe Venegas (fvenegas) wrote :

Thank you for the bug report. Could you please try to obtain a backtrace by following the instructions on [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs, or upload (as an attachment) the crash report from /var/crash/.

Also, please answer these questions:
Is this crash reproducible? If so, which are the steps that lead to it?
Which flash package do you have installed?
Which Java package do you have installed?
Which firefox extensions do you have installed?

This will greatly aid us in tracking down your problem.

Felipe, thanks for your response. This may be a third party problem
rather than Firefox. On a hunch, I changed to a USB keyboard/mouse and
the problem went away. I have to conclude the Logitech wireless keyboard
is not compatible with Linux. And frankly, I don't care because my
system is performing beautifully.

Charles

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 18:16 +0000, Felipe Venegas wrote:
> Thank you for the bug report. Could you please try to obtain a backtrace
> by following the instructions on [WWW]
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs, or upload (as an attachment)
> the crash report from /var/crash/.
>
> Also, please answer these questions:
> Is this crash reproducible? If so, which are the steps that lead to it?
> Which flash package do you have installed?
> Which Java package do you have installed?
> Which firefox extensions do you have installed?
>
> This will greatly aid us in tracking down your problem.
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Felipe Venegas (fantomzz)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>

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