BadMatch invalid parameter attributes

Bug #27626 reported by Robert Stoffers
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Firefox crashes with the following X error when using DefaultDepth of 16 in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

rob@graybox:~$ mozilla-firefox --sync
adding hook target 'source'
file: Interrupted system call: indexing not performed
The program 'Gecko' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 116 error_code 8 request_code 146 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.)

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Ian Jackson (ijackson) wrote :

Does this happen always ? There is a known problem with Flash and X
composite/transparency. Are you using Flash ?

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Sebastiaan Samyn (sebastiaan-samyn) wrote :

This happens if flashplayer-mozilla was used with the "Composite" extension in If you switch
it off the problem disappears...

(I am using dapper btw.)

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j^ (j) wrote :

this is related to the DefaultDepth of 16.
it does not happen if its set to 24.

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Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug.

Is this still an issue in the latest Dapper?

If this is a known issue, where is the bug report for that. Maybe we can mark this as a duplicate of that other issue?

Changed in firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Ian Jackson (ijackson)
Changed in firefox:
assignee: ijackson → nobody
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Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

this even happens on recent edgy. Just confirmed on my gf's laptop.

Changed in firefox:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
description: updated
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Adam Guthrie (ispiked) wrote :

This is a duplicate of bug 14911.

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