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#1 2013-01-30 09:18:42

agroschim
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Firefox 18 Issues with Java

Hi.

After updating Firefox seemed starting crashing at random occasions even in safe-mode. After a while I figured out it crashes only when opening sites using Java. This problem has been reported by other users but not under Archlinux as far as I know. Aside from this I am rather helpless. Any ideas?

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#2 2013-01-30 09:31:16

omeringen
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

Any steps to reproduce ?

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#3 2013-01-30 09:34:11

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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

If that problem is not related to archlinux then it will definitely be firefox. IMHO you may give another browser a try. Also as an alternative try NoScript addon and play with it a little. I don't know if that will work or not, It is the only solution came into my mind.


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#4 2013-01-31 00:27:37

agroschim
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

omeringen wrote:

Any steps to reproduce ?

Open an empty tab or open Facebook.

illusionist wrote:

If that problem is not related to archlinux then it will definitely be firefox. IMHO you may give another browser a try. Also as an alternative try NoScript addon and play with it a little. I don't know if that will work or not, It is the only solution came into my mind.

As for other browsers I tried Midori which also crashes. I use NoScript.

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#5 2013-01-31 01:21:25

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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

Try opening Firefox in a terminal to see if any error messages are printed out.


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#6 2013-01-31 01:35:15

agroschim
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

 2771 segmentation fault (core dumped)

Any chance to get more information from Firefox?

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#7 2013-01-31 01:46:17

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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

Which java are you using? Maybe try using jre from the AUR.

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#8 2013-01-31 02:24:18

the sad clown
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

Are you running i686 or x86_64?


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#9 2013-01-31 02:25:16

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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

anonymous_user wrote:

Which java are you using? Maybe try using jre from the AUR.

I think he meant JavaScript.  Does Facebook even use Java plugins?

Last edited by the sad clown (2013-01-31 02:25:25)


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#10 2013-01-31 02:35:42

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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

Here is a similar problem (OpenBSD)

http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=135885624504662&w=2


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#11 2013-01-31 14:19:29

nomorewindows
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

You might try downloading the official java from java.com, and unpacking into /opt, and then symlink the /jre<xxxx>/lib/<arch>/libnpjp2.so into the ~/.mozilla/plugins.


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#12 2013-02-01 05:49:08

ish
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

You could try the following:

pacman -S jre7-openjdk icedtea-web

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#13 2013-02-02 04:44:28

agroschim
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

I am still lost.

So far I tried downgrading Java and Firefox but this didn't work either. At least someone seems to have solved this problem:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1225328

Edit: I should mention that this bug seems to affect Thunderbird as well.

Last edited by agroschim (2013-02-02 04:47:15)

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#14 2013-02-02 14:07:42

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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

nomorewindows wrote:

You might try downloading the official java from java.com, and unpacking into /opt, and then symlink the /jre<xxxx>/lib/<arch>/libnpjp2.so into the ~/.mozilla/plugins.

ish wrote:

You could try the following:

pacman -S jre7-openjdk icedtea-web

Icedtea-web won't work with the above suggestion.  jre7-openjdk can still remain however.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#15 2013-02-05 17:12:46

nomorewindows
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Re: Firefox 18 Issues with Java

We are now upto 7u13.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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