[CentOS] bizarre firefox/X11 problem on centos 5.3

Fri Jul 24 01:39:22 UTC 2009
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 05:05:36PM -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM, fred
> smith<fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
> > I set up a Centos5 box at work a week or two ago. Today I had this
> > bizarre, repeatable problem:
> >
> > fire up firefox 3.5.1, browse to centos.org, go to the wiki, click the
> > HOWTO button at the top of the page, and either at that point, or a
> > moment later when clicking the link for the RAID documents, KABOOOOMMM!!!
> > X dies and you return to a login prompt. I did it at least three times.
> > Never seen that before, anybody else experienced it?
> Yes.  Please see these (long) threads:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2009-July/079046.html
> and
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=21070&forum=37
> Akemi

One of those threads mentions a number of people using the mharris repo.
Just for the record, I'm using the build obtained directly from mozilla.org.

I'm using it athome, too, also on an up to date centos 5 box, and have
not seen that problem--I've actually looked at those centos wiki pages
a number of times in the past week with no trouble.

On that box at home, it's using an ancient gforce4 card and it IS using
the nvidia drivers. wonder if that makes any difference....

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