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Bug 80534 - mozilla (Xft enabled) crashes at some sites
Summary: mozilla (Xft enabled) crashes at some sites
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-27 19:31 UTC by Sarantis Paskalis
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-24 04:40:48 UTC

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Description Sarantis Paskalis 2002-12-27 19:31:27 UTC
Description of problem:

mozilla crashes without any indication at some sites (e.g. or
This happens only with the Xft enabled builds of mozilla.  I have tried the
non-Xft builds, and they are working fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. startup mozilla
2. go to
3. mozilla crashes 
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sarantis Paskalis 2002-12-31 17:08:28 UTC
I searched in the mozilla bugzilla for this bug, and it seems to be

mozilla crashes if a .fon fontfile is in some font directory.  I removed the
.fon files, rebuilt the font list, and now mozilla does not crash anymore
consistently at these sites.  I don't know if there is a "correct" fix for it yet.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2003-02-22 06:55:38 UTC
One Xft bug in XFree86 was fixed a few days ago that fixed Bug #83354 which was
a Xft related crash in Mozilla.

You had mentioned that you found a potential fix for your problem and/or perhaps
your problem was fixed by the recent Xft patch.  This issue may be resolved.

Comment 3 Christopher Blizzard 2003-02-24 04:40:48 UTC
Yeah, that's the same bug.  Closing since it's filed upstream.

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