[Bug 220628] [NEW] firefox-3.0b5 received an X Window System error: 'BadIDChoice'

U. B. u710bts at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 22 14:38:47 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Starting a few days ago, maybe a week or so, FF3 started crashing randomly, 
after 1h or so, usually when there are tens of windows and tabs open. It
probably happened after some update of the X server, come to think of it.

Calling it from a terminal and not from the window manager yields the following

The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadIDChoice (invalid resource ID chosen for this connection)'.
  (Details: serial 73442980 error_code 14 request_code 153 minor_code 4)
  (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.)

I am not sure what to do with that? Is firefox the program I should run with 
the --sync command line option?

Relevant packages (hardy up-to-date):
ii  xserver-xorg                               1:7.3+10ubuntu10             the X.Org X server
ii  xserver-xorg-core                          2:1.4.1~git20080131-1ubuntu9 Xorg X server - core server
ii  kdm-kde4                                   4:4.0.3-0ubuntu2             X display manager for KDE 4
ii  firefox-3.0                                3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3    safe and easy web browser from Mozilla

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** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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