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Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .odt)

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-21 06:03

Hello friends,

my Iceweasel always crashes when I attempt to open any file (usually pdfs, but I tried with .odt too). I only found this thread viewtopic.php?f=5&t=68688
and commented out as told by MekkaGodzilla
in /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/default-modules.conf
Coment out this line :
file:file

but no effect.
I use KDE but since I have no idea what the above does I tried it anyway (though it probably only does something when using gnome, right?).
It does not solve the problem as for the other people in the mentioned thread.
What should I do?

Mozilla Iceweasel 31.7.0
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
Linux version 3.2.0-4-686-pae
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby dasein » 2015-11-21 06:25

flannigan wrote:Mozilla Iceweasel 31.7.0
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
Linux version 3.2.0-4-686-pae

And exactly what distro did you say you were running again? Because that doesn't match the specs of any Debian release I can find.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-21 06:48

Release: 8.2
Codename: jessie
I did a reinstall of iceweasel
Mozilla Iceweasel 38.4.0

Is that the information you needed?
When trying to open a file my computer hangs for a about 20 seconds, iceweasel crashes and the pdf opens.
When running from a terminal iceweasel exits with
5040 bus error iceweasel
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby dasein » 2015-11-21 07:04

Interesting, because DistroWatch reports that the kernel in Jessie is 3.16.7 and KDE is version 4.11.13. By implication, you are running a much older kernel and a much later version of KDE. I'd be curious to know how you managed it.

So yeah, post your sources.list file. And be prepared for the problem to be much larger than you currently imagine it to be.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-21 07:10

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deb http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ jessie main
deb-src http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ jessie main

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ jessie-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ jessie-updates main


deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://exp1.fkp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de/tuddesign/ lenny tud-design
deb-src http://exp1.fkp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de/tuddesign/ lenny tud-design

deb ftp://ftp.deb-multimedia.org jessie main non-free


#Testing
#deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main non-free contrib
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free

#Unstable
#deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main non-free contrib
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free


I had to mix repos (madness) because I had a bug in my arc-unzip program, and the testing-repos were said to have that bug fixed. I now commented out the repos and update + upgraded my system.
Same error still

EDIT: Ah, I just now saw you writing an article about that. I use to get myself into debian-related trouble:-)
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby dasein » 2015-11-21 15:10

flannigan wrote:I had to mix repos...

Same old story. You "just had to" break your system in order to get version X of package Y. The good news is that you get to keep all the pieces.

And your sources.list as shown above is not the whole story. Can't be.

flannigan wrote:I now commented out the repos and update + upgraded my system.
Same error still

All that tells you is that the damage has already been done.

As I noted above, your FrankenInstall is its own unique monstrosity that does not come anywhere close to any actual Debian release. That means that any errors you encounter are going to be impossible for anyone else to reproduce.

Reinstall Stable from scratch and stop mixing repos.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-21 21:30

Allright then. Thanks, I did not know that this was that fatal. Where I got that advice from said it is safe.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby dasein » 2015-11-21 21:49

There is no substitute for doing your own research and developing your own expertise.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-21 21:57

:-) applies for everything. Usually it takes a hundred stupid mistakes for me to succeed...
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby fireExit » 2015-11-22 02:20

dasein wrote:KDE is version 4.11.13.

just clarifying that Jessie was released with KDE Applications 4.14.2
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kde4-config --version; uname -a; lsb_release -a
Qt: 4.8.6
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
kde4-config: 1.0
Linux home 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u6 (2015-11-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (jessie)
Release:        8.2
Codename:       jessie

the confusion comes from the splitting of KDE Applications [4.14.2] and KDE Workspaces [4.11.13]
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby dasein » 2015-11-22 03:00


Thanks for the clarification. I've never seen monolithic middleware that didn't suck, so I'm still clinging stubbornly to my systemd-free Wheezy; so I can only go back what's reported second-hand.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-23 21:51

Hi,
I upgraded now to testing. This is some information about my system:
% kde4-config --version; uname -a; lsb_release -a
Qt: 4.8.6
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
kde4-config: 1.0
Linux myname 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux testing (stretch)
Release: testing
Codename: stretch

the problem still remains. What shall I do?
Also, when I open a file from icedove, icedove exits too, while the file opens.
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby fireExit » 2015-11-24 01:25

flannigan wrote:I upgraded now to testing

doesn't look like it
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fireexit@stars:~$ kde4-config --version; kf5-config --version; uname -a; lsb_release -a
Qt: 4.8.7
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.13
kde4-config: 1.0
Qt: 5.5.1                                                                                                                         
KDE Frameworks: 5.15.0                                                                                                           
kf5-config: 1.0                                                                                                                   
Linux stars 4.2.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.2.6-1 (2015-11-10) x86_64 GNU/Linux                                                   
No LSB modules are available.                                                                                                     
Distributor ID: Debian                                                                                                           
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux testing (stretch)                                                                               
Release:        testing   
Codename:       stretch 

what's the output of
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list && grep . /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
apt update && apt -s full-upgrade
apt-cache policy linux-image-686-pae linux-headers-686-pae
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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby stevepusser » 2015-11-24 02:24

Where I got that advice from said it is safe.


Whoever said that needs a little sense slapped into them.

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Re: Iceweasel crashes when opening arbitrary file (.pdf, .od

Postby flannigan » 2015-11-24 03:50

Hi, here it is:
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[0] %     cat /etc/apt/sources.list && grep . /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* apt update && apt -s full-upgrade  apt-cache policy linux-image-686-pae linux-headers-686-pae
#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20150110-13:31]/ wheezy main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20150110-13:31]/ wheezy main


#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20150110-13:31]/ wheezy main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20150110-13:31]/ wheezy main

deb http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ testing main
deb-src http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ testing main

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ testing-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/debian/ testing-updates main


deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing  main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing  main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://exp1.fkp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de/tuddesign/ lenny tud-design
deb-src http://exp1.fkp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de/tuddesign/ lenny tud-design

deb ftp://ftp.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free


#Testing
#deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main non-free contrib
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free

#Unstable
#deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main non-free contrib
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
grep: warning: GREP_OPTIONS is deprecated; please use an alias or script
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list:deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
grep: apt: No such file or directory
grep: update: No such file or directory

Is that what you needed?
I created a new user, when using iceweasel with him it works fine.
Also opening the pdf in-browser works fine too.
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