Google Desktop extension crashes Firefox

Bug #124140 reported by Emilian Bold on 2007-07-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mozilla-firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mozilla-firefox

After installing Google Desktop for Linux, Firefox crashes multiple times an hour. Usually while opening a new page, sometimes out of the blue.

The problem seems to be fixed if I disable the extension "Google Desktop for Linux" (1.0.1 version).

This is also a Firefox bug since I don't expect an extension to bring down the whole browser (without at least some warning).

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070601 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/
Ubuntu 6.06
Linux 2.6.15-28-386 #1 PREEMPT

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

The crash/ or close unexpectedly is not caused by firefox but caused by google-desktop and we can not support google desktop. Please file a bug with them.

Changed in mozilla-firefox:
status: New → Invalid
Emilian Bold (emilianb) wrote :

So it's perfectly fine for Firefox to crash due to an extension ?

No log message, no warning, no automatic disable of the bad extension or some other more intelligent approach ?

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Firefox nor any otehr ubuntu official package caused this crash. Please report bug to google as thier product is causing the crash they support thier own products.
Ubuntu cant support every application someone makes, When it is included in Ubuntu if ever than we can support it. A plugin/extension written poorly from a 3rd party person we can not help you we would be supporting anything and everything.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

forgot to add this to last post.
google-desktop is not a firefox add on nor extension nor a plugin it is a Desktop application it has no relationship with firefox at all

Emilian Bold (emilianb) wrote :

I'm not trying to argue with you. This is a Google-bug, sure! But, the fact that a Firefox extension (yes, the app comes with an extension and this is the cause of the crash) can bring down the whole Firefox browser doesn't look so good.

This is like saying that an user-space application can corrupt the kernel. I was expecting some sandbox-ing for the extension or at least some crashlog so that I can detect the extension with a defect without trial and error.

R Yang (yangrunhua) wrote :

Emilian, actually I can't reproduce it on Ubunut 6.06 with Google Desktop.

Can you describe more about your env? like X11 version, KDE/GNome version, gcc/glibc/libstdc++ version


John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Please continue this on file a report there and see if someone can help you.

suoko (suoko) wrote :

I have this problem too and I'm using feisty

suoko, could you provide more details about your environment. like X11
version, KDE/GNome
version, gcc/glibc/libstdc++ version

are you seeing crashes constantly? each time once it's started?

On 7/25/07, suoko <email address hidden> wrote:
> I have this problem too and I'm using feisty
> --
> Google Desktop extension crashes Firefox
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Please continue this on file a report there and see if someone can help you.
Commenting on this bug is getting you no where as it is just spamming everyones email Please report this on the answers tracker at the address above so the right people can help you. This bug is closed please no more comments on this bug
Thank You.

suoko (suoko) wrote :

I use a fresh feisty (updated)
gdl installs a firefox extension automatically which can't be uninstalled unless you uninstall gdl.
I fixed the problem deactivating the firefox extension, however I lose gdl integration with firefox (which means I lose gdl)

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