[Bug 229927] Re: The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.

John Woods bamboowarrior at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 15:01:55 UTC 2008

I can, somewhat. I get this error with a lot of different URLs, but the
worst is gmail.com:

$ /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox --verbose --sync
The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 102 error_code 8 request_code 145 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.)

$ sudo apt-cache policy firefox-3.0
  Installed: 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  Candidate: 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

kubuntu 8.04-kde4

$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.24-19-generic (buildd at palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008

This is a clean install with an old home directory. The old install was
working just fine until the hard drive died. Now nearly every other
website crashes Firefox. (Frankly, I'm surprised Launchpad didn't.)

Incidentally, gmail loaded--it only erred when the gmail-gchat applet

The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error. 
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