The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.

Bug #229927 reported by trackker on 2008-05-13
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

URL: http://lady.mail.ru/article/45677

When I trying to load speciefied url, firefox (3.0b5) >>DIES<< spitting this on console:
--- 8< --- 8< ---
The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 448479 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
--- >8 --- >8 ---

I tried to start firefox with --sync and it tells almost the same message:
--- 8< --- 8< ---
The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 61109 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

--- >8 --- >8 ---

Now context.
1)19:47:dvl:~/dl$ lsb-release -rd
lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04
Release: 8.04

2) 19:47:dvl:~/dl$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 0
        500 ftp://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue May 13 19:42:43 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_AU:en
 PATH=/home/username/inferno/Linux/386/bin:/home/username/bin:/opt/mono-1.2.3.1/bin:/usr/local/bin:/home/username/lib/java-current/bin:/usr/local/:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/username/open64/bin:/home/username/inferno/Linux/386/bin:/home/username/bin:/opt/mono-1.2.3.1/bin:/usr/local/bin:/home/username/lib/java-current/bin:/usr/local/:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/username/open64/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games
 LANG=en_AU.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic x86_64

trackker (trackker) wrote :

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 12:49:42PM -0000, trackker wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
>
> URL: http://lady.mail.ru/article/45677
>
> When I trying to load speciefied url, firefox (3.0b5) >>DIES<< spitting this on console:

anyone can reproduce?

 status incomplete

 - Alexander

Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: New → Incomplete
John Woods (bamboowarrior) wrote :

I can, somewhat. I get this error with a lot of different URLs, but the worst is gmail.com:

$ /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox --verbose --sync
The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 102 error_code 8 request_code 145 minor_code 3)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

$ sudo apt-cache policy firefox-3.0
firefox-3.0:
  Installed: 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  Candidate: 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

kubuntu 8.04-kde4

$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.24-19-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008

This is a clean install with an old home directory. The old install was working just fine until the hard drive died. Now nearly every other website crashes Firefox. (Frankly, I'm surprised Launchpad didn't.)

Incidentally, gmail loaded--it only erred when the gmail-gchat applet loaded.

shepherdguy (vaughn-solarword) wrote :

I am getting the same thing. Also thunderbird rss is often crashing with the same problem. I crashed on the URL above: http://lady.mail.ru/article/45677

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04
Release: 8.04

$ apt-cache policy firefox-3.0
firefox-3.0:
  Installed: 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0~alpha8+nobinonly-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Packages

$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.24-16-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008

We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

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Still there on ubuntu-8.10

Vaughn

vaughn@gift:/opt/home/vaughn$ DISPLAY=:0
firefox

sh: acroread: not
found

*** e = [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80570016
(NS_ERROR_XPC_GS_RETURNED_FAILURE) [nsIJSCID.getService]" nsresult:
"0x80570016 (NS_ERROR_XPC_GS_RETURNED_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame ::
chrome://browser/content/utilityOverlay.js :: getShellService :: line
307" data:
no]

The program 'firefox' received an X Window System
error.

This probably reflects a bug in the
program.

The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for
operation)'.

  (Details: serial 28466 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code
0)

  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported
asynchronously;

   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing
it.

   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command
line

   option to change this behavior. You can then get a
meaningful

   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error()
function.)

Segmentation fault

vaughn@gift:/opt/home/vaughn$ apt-cache show
firefox

Package:
firefox

Priority:
optional

Section:
web ...

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cruiseoveride (cruiseoveride) wrote :

I can confirm this bug. Seems to have something to do with Flash and Composite.

It happens on any distro.
/opt/firefox/firefox
The program 'firefox-bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 6647 error_code 3 request_code 20 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

And no, export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 doesnt help

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