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Bug 80971 - mozilla refuses to start (gnome session in "Phoebe")
Summary: mozilla refuses to start (gnome session in "Phoebe")
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-02 21:46 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-25 19:34:33 UTC

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strace output from an attempt to start mozilla (deleted)
2003-01-02 21:48 UTC, Michal Jaegermann
no flags Details

Description Michal Jaegermann 2003-01-02 21:46:16 UTC
Description of problem:

Clicking on a web browser icon is causing some annoying animation of
a rectangular outline and nothing else.  Trying from a terminal window
a line from the icon properties, i.e. 'htmlview %u' or just 'htmlview'
does not show much else either.  'sh -x /usr/bin/htmlview' prints eventually
on a screen 'exec mozilla' and quietly exits after a while similarly to
running just 'htmlview <whatever>' (not very surprising).

An attempt to "strace", while collecting strace output in a file, has
somewhat different effects.  Something like that is printed on a screen:

Process 1432 attached
Process 1431 suspended
PANIC: attached pid 1432 exited

and the whole thing blocks indefinitely after this line

1432  SYS_252(0, 0x1, 0, 0x421248e4, 0

Yes, I know that the above claims that pid 1432 exited but 'ps' has definitely
different opinion:

root      1166  0.0  0.3  4440 1320 pts/0    S    13:12   0:00  \_ bash
root      1430  0.0  0.1  1508  576 pts/0    S    13:25   0:00      \_ strace -f
-o /tmp/mozstart.3 mozilla
root      1431  0.0  0.2  4056 1012 pts/0    T    13:25   0:00      |   \_
/bin/sh /usr/bin/mozilla
root      1432  0.0  0.0     0    0 pts/0    Z    13:25   0:00      |       \_
[basename <defunct>]
root      1437  0.0  0.1  2572  708 pts/0    R    13:26   0:00      \_ ps uwwaxf

Now only 'kill -9' will allow to terminate that.

The whole 'strace' output is attached.

Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2003-01-02 21:48:07 UTC
Created attachment 89074 [details]
strace output from an attempt to start mozilla

Oh, forgot to add.  'galeon' starts without any visible troubles

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-02 23:01:01 UTC
Are you using the stock kernel and glibc?

Comment 3 Michal Jaegermann 2003-01-03 00:10:09 UTC
> Are you using the stock kernel and glibc?

Whatever got installed by anaconda from "Phoebe" CDs.  I try to keep
this test installation in a "naive user" mode as far as possible.
This is an update of an analogous 8.0 setup (see bug #78890) but kernel
and glibc were definitely replaced.  With older kernel I could not
even boot without a "manual intervention"; cf. bug #76603. :-)

Comment 4 Brian Brock 2003-01-08 22:20:38 UTC
which kernel and glibc are you running as the replacement?

Comment 5 Michal Jaegermann 2003-01-08 22:28:21 UTC
Er...  replacement of what? 'kernel-2.4.20-2.2.athlon' and 'glibc-2.3.1-21.i686'
as installed on my hard disk by anaconda.

Comment 6 Warren Togami 2003-02-03 07:32:19 UTC
I just experienced this with mozilla-1.2.1-16.  For some strange reason mozilla
fails to start as root, but works fine with non-root users.  I am using a remote
Xvnc session.

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-20 02:25:34 UTC
Does this persist in beta3?

Comment 8 Christopher Blizzard 2003-02-21 15:42:51 UTC
I'll bet this is the same as the problems with galeon opening inifinte windows.
 Warren, are you still seeing this?

Comment 9 Michal Jaegermann 2003-02-24 21:58:04 UTC
It starts, if quite slowly :-(, on my latest test installation (8.0.94).

Comment 10 Christopher Blizzard 2003-02-25 19:34:33 UTC
Marking WORKSFORME based on reporter comments.

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