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Old 04-15-2018, 06:02 PM   #1
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I launched Firefox from terminal, it works but what are these failure messages?


I posted this in the Mozilla Support forum for it is the Firefox browser I am launching, but it could equally be a Linux Mint question:

Launching Firefox from the command line terminal generates various-numbered errors while otherwise successfully launching normally. It's always a pair of lines containing all the same text except for reference in one to "ref" and the other to "unref."

Today I launched Firefox from Terminal twice (using the command:
Code:
firefox
) and saw a different-numbered error, but the same text:

First launch:
Code:
(firefox:6676): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(firefox:6676): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed
And:
Code:
(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:6756): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:6756): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed
Second launch:
Code:
(firefox:6944): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(firefox:6944): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed
and:
Code:
(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:7016): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:7016): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed

Running 64-bit versions of Linux Mint 17.3 MATE and Firefox 59.0.2 (IBM System X Server desktop).

Firefox launches a profile dialogue from which I optionally choose an empty profile or go ahead and start the browser using my usual profile. I could skip the profile manager, but it's there if ever I need it for some reason. And I don't have to remember how to access it if I need it.

Thank you.
 
Old 04-15-2018, 06:19 PM   #2
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glib tends to spew lots of waeninging like this ignore them they are harmless
 
Old 04-16-2018, 08:34 AM   #3
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glib tends to spew lots of waeninging like this ignore them they are harmless
Thank you Keith. Obviously if I can play two YouTube videos of pink noise at once all night long and still answer you on a third tab while 6 tabs are open, I have to believe you! I'll mark it solved in both threads. Thank you.
 
  


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