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I've had a quick look through the forum to see if there is any thread mentioning the problem im experiencing.. there's a few similar.. but not exactly what i've got.. so thus, i post my very first question
I'm currently running Gentoo with Linux 2.4.26 kernel.. i've emerged 1 firefox binary (via Gentoo Portage):
that didn't work, so i unmerged and compiled the following:
the progam itself runs perfectly fine, but the second i try to bring a flash player into the equation it crashes (!), using the following flash ebuild:
more often than not, it tends to crash when i open gmail, which bugs me to no end (grrr!). I have even had a quick look on the Gentoo-Portage site to see if there's anything there, yet they claim that the bug causing the program to crash on particular websites has been fixed... so why is mine playing up?!
I'm a bit busy but have you tried to just download flashplayer from Adobe (their download is very slow, btw) and use that instead of the one you got from Gentoo's reposities? Installing it is basically about copying a .so file to your .mozilla/plugins..
well.. i just tried.. the download wasn't that slow (few seconds).. but unfortunately.. that didn't work either ..im struggling to find the source of this problem .. i initially thought it was a memory thing.. but i've got more than enough.. so im not sure which way to turn, let alone where to look.. but thanks anyways b0uncer.. was worth a shot
ok.. i've tried installing both mozilla and firefox from Gentoo ebuilds, source and binary versions from the portage tree, both still fail, showing the same problem ..it occurs mostly just after logging into my gmail account.
i've tried running it from the console and it gives me this error:
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 84 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.)
firefox-bin exited with non-zero status (1)
.. *cries* ..i dunno what to do.. ima gurgi-geekette in distress