Firefox and thunderbird crash when opening a gtk window

Bug #137631 reported by Yachar on 2007-09-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Bug reproduced with Firefox, Firefox-Granparadiso, Thunderbird.

Newly updated Gutsy from Feisty (apt.sources modification and apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade without any problem).

Steps to reproduce :
- Thunderbird :
    * launch thunderbird ;
    * use the menu to open a "gtk window" (e.g. Edit -> preferences. Works when creating a new mail or answering a mail too, but not when opening Account settings) ;
    * thunderbird either crashes immediately or gets stuck forever (need to kill -9 it).
- Firefox & Granparadiso :
    * launch Firefox ;
    * get somewhere to download something (e.g. ;
    * firefox gets stuck (need to kill -9 it) when clicking on the download link. Using the menu to open Preferences crashes firefox too.

Yachar (yach) wrote :

Some more tests tell that changing gtk/gnome or firefox/thunderbird themes has no impact on this bug.
I'm using an i386 version of Ubuntu on a dual core AMD64.

I couldn't find an existing bug that looks like this one, but there are so many that I may have missed it... sorry if this is the case...

I'm available for further testing / detailed information.

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 05:55:23AM -0000, Yachar TAJAHMADY wrote:
> ** Also affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New

Sounds a bit like the firefox theme/border-free crash bug we are
getting. Do the crashes look similar?

 - Alexander

Yachar (yach) wrote :

You're probably talking about this bug :
And you're apparently right ! Switching theme to Clearlooks solved the issue.

I thought it was not related to themes because I tried 4 of them, but all triggered the bug... sorry for the duplicate, and thanks for solving my problem so quickly :)

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