Enabling extension Composite makes firefox crash when accesing certain sites
If I disable Composite from /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restart the xserver firefox
works fine and those pages can be accessed normally.
To reproduce just enable Composite in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Running firefox from a terminal produces the following output:
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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 85 error_code 8 request_code 144 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.)
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The machine is a Pentium M laptop with an Intel 855GM card. I'm running gentoo
with kernel 184.108.40.206 (development-sources-220.127.116.11). I also tryed kernel 2.6.7
(gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7-r13) and the problem persists.
Both kernels are using i915 driver for DRM. Obtained from patch:
I forgot to mention, I'm using firefox-0.9.3
try running firefox like so:
export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 ; firefox
if this fixes it, then this is NOTABUG, the flash plugin is buggy.
That fixes it, thanks a lot.