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Old 07-20-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Firefox-bin will not shutdown in slackware 13.37


I just recently installed slackware 13.37 as a fresh install. In firefox, I currently only have the flashplayer plugin installed, no themes, no other add-ons. Firefox will open fine the first time, however after I close it and try to open it again, I get a message saying that firefox is already running and the process must be closed before another session can be opened. Looking through the open processes, firefox-bin still shows open. I can kill -9 firefox-bin and restart firefox, but then I have the same problem after close.
I have deleted my .mozilla folder, which did not help and I have deleted the libflashplayer.so plugin from the plugin directory which also did not help.

Any ideas?

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Are you using the latest version of Firefox? (5.0.1, I believe.) If not, see if you can get it from an experimental repo or whatever system slack uses to provide bleeding edge packages. Or download it straight from mozilla.com.

I vaguely remember having that problem before on a Fedora box that was running out-of-date software. Currently I use Gentoo with the Mozilla overlay, which provides beta firefox-5.0-r2, and I have never seen this happen.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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Firefox 5.0.1 is available from any Slackware mirror. If you're using slackpkg to update, you should have it already.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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ok, I am completely updated, firefox is at firefox 5.0.1 and now i have 2 issues. Firefox still won't completely close and now the screen freezes randomly for about 10 - 15 seconds. Can't type, can't use my mouse, nothing. Not sure what the deal is with this. Like I said earlier, it's a fresh install. I haven't really installed anything on it, except Opera and the gtk-qt-engine.

Thanks for the suggestions so far.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:09 AM   #5
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I don't know the solution, but hit the Report button and ask for this thread to be moved to the Slackware forum. Get the answer quicker there, maybe.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:29 AM   #6
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Do you have some add-ons installed?
Some add-ons are not stopping properly, and can cause Firefox to hang during closing.
Try to disable them one by one.

Kind regards
 
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I only have flash as a plugin. I have removed it, but the problem persists. Brian, thanks I will get it moved once I'm off my iPod
 
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ok, I am completely updated, firefox is at firefox 5.0.1 and now i have 2 issues. Firefox still won't completely close and now the screen freezes randomly for about 10 - 15 seconds. Can't type, can't use my mouse, nothing. Not sure what the deal is with this. Like I said earlier, it's a fresh install. I haven't really installed anything on it, except Opera and the gtk-qt-engine.

Thanks for the suggestions so far.
Those 'freezes' only occur during Firefox usage? When you say "can't type, etc." do you mean just during those temporary freezes, or does your whole desktop lock up (requiring reboot)?

Slack is not my distro, but my first thought is that maybe there is a broken dependency or a dependency that is not updated sufficiently. Maybe you should describe exactly how you did the Firefox upgrade, and where you got your packages, so the Slack gurus can review that.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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Moved to <SLACKWARE> at OPs request.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #10
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Running firefox from console to see any potential error messages would help.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #11
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Thanks Tinkster.

I did my update using slackpkg update-all
The freezes occured during just general use, however after reboot, so far I have not had this issue. (Can't say it's gone, but I haven't had it freeze up so far.)

Firefox-bin still will not close however, so far I am forced to use Opera, which isn't that bad I don't guess.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 03:58 PM   #12
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Perceptor, thanks for the help.

If I close firefox after running from the command line, it doesn't ever close and leaves my prompt unusable. I can ctrl+c but I get no messages. No messages output to console. Running firefox --g-fatal-warnings I got a weird error from firefox saying that it couldn't read an extension in /usr/lib/firefox-5.0.1/{973.......}. I deleted this directory, and the error goes away, however firefox still will not close properly. No other error messages using the previous commands.

*edit*
I removed the package completely and reinstalled. Still having the same issues.

Last edited by bret381; 07-21-2011 at 04:04 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #13
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Thanks for everyones help. This was an issue with the gtk-qt-engine. After uninstalling this, firefox works properly. Any ideas why this would keep firefox from shutting down?
 
Old 07-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #14
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Thanks for everyones help. This was an issue with the gtk-qt-engine. After uninstalling this, firefox works properly. Any ideas why this would keep firefox from shutting down?
http://code.google.com/p/gtk-qt-engi...s/detail?id=39

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According to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=417163 this is because Qt
tries to clean up after the display is closed and gets in a right tizzy (and also
jemalloc may be more aggressive about freeing/recycling memory). There was a
workaround in firefox but it bit-rotted as the theme name is now "Qt4" instead of "Qt".

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=417163#c31 discusses why theme_exit() is
never called - in particular "GTK makes no promises to notify theme engines when
opening and closing displays. It is up to the theme engine to register for close
display signals."
 
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