[CentOS] A bit more on the Firefox 3.5.issue

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Aug 11 01:46:44 UTC 2009

Ron Blizzard wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:20 PM, John
> Thomas<gmane-2006-04-16 at jt-socal.com> wrote:
>> Ron Blizzard wrote:
>>> Firefox 3.5 and *some* CentOS 5.3 computers (an Xorg graphics card
>>> incompatibility issue?) -- it goes beyond the RPM package released by
>> For the record, I have been using Michael Harris' 3.5 Firefox without
>> any issues at all and with some speed benefits.  I hope Mr. Harris is
>> not discouraged by the bug reports and will, at his convenience, roll up
>> the latest and greatest version.
> Yeah, I know that not everyone is having trouble with the CentOS 5.3
> and Firefox 3.5 combination. That's why I'm guessing it's got
> something to do with specific graphic drivers in Xorg. Both my brother
> and I use the basic Intel graphics cards that came with our Optiplex
> computers (he has a GX520, I've got a GX270).
> And, I definitely didn't mean to criticize Michael Harris -- I was
> very happy that he provided a Firefox 3.5 repository -- that's partly
> why I started this thread, to make sure that everyone knew that it was
> *not* a problem specifically tied to his package.
I have Firefox 3.5 (the mozilla.com version) on CentOS 5.3 using an
Intel card and it has caused X to restart on a couple of occasions.

I am shifting back to the 3.0 version in the repo.

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