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Firefox crashes on maps
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:43:49 pm »
I'm seeing a pattern with Firefox 45.5.0 beta 8 where it crashes when the mouse hovers over a map. There is no .TRP file, although there is a beep.

It does not seem to matter if the map is Google or Bing.
A new profile brought relief, but on the second try, it crashed also.
I have one other user that I know that sees the same crash displaying a map.

Does anyone else see this behavior?
Is there anything else I could submit in a bug report other than a URL?


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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 12:06:53 am »
Same here, currently using 45.9.x build, but I'm hoping they will release an updated one soon since even the 45.9.x is a bit of a work-in-process. For example, here it exhausts a lot of memory very quickly, so literally within a couple hrs of use my FF is using about 1Gig of RAM... :( , mind you, I typically run about 8-10 separate FF windows across my virtual desktops...so yeah, I suppose maybe I'm taxing it a tad?

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 01:17:18 am »
Using Dave's latest Seamonkey I do not have any problems with:
https://www.google.com/maps
https://www.google.com/maps
https://www.mapquest.com/

I believe it is built on later Firefox components than in those Firefox builds so it may be fixed in the next Firefox drop.

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 10:19:45 pm »
Hi Andy

Seamonkey 2.42.9esr crashes here when using Google maps as a result of zooming in and moving the map around.


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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 01:58:20 am »
It works here, using SM 2.49esr2s (different optimization- Os, same code). I do notice in the lower left corner it says Lite Mode, so might have noticed my bandwidth and given me a different version.
Might be a good idea for someone to open an issue.
BTW, using Os reduced the binary size by almost a third and seems to have helped with stability.

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 02:03:02 am »
Hi Andy
Seamonkey 2.42.9esr crashes here when using Google maps as a result of zooming in and moving the map around.
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Pete

2.42.9esr Build identifier: 20170816231600
Works fine in all the maps I tried, zooming, moving, etc.

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 02:12:32 am »
Hi

@Andy
Same build of Seamonkey and the crashes are repeatable.

The only difference I can see between Firefox and Seamonkey is that Firefox beeps when it crashes, Seamonkey does not and no trp file is generated.

@Dave
Seamonkey has only been able to use Google Maps in "Lite Mode" for a long time. Doubt if it is related to bandwidth, more likely that Seamonkey is an "unsupported browser" ie it is not Chrome or IE.


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Pete

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 02:24:56 am »
Hi

@Andy
Same build of Seamonkey and the crashes are repeatable.

The only difference I can see between Firefox and Seamonkey is that Firefox beeps when it crashes, Seamonkey does not and no trp file is generated.

@Dave
Seamonkey has only been able to use Google Maps in "Lite Mode" for a long time. Doubt if it is related to bandwidth, more likely that Seamonkey is an "unsupported browser" ie it is not Chrome or IE.


Regards

Pete

We don't have to guess:
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3096703
It checks:
browser
OS
graphics card

We will fail the latter two (even if you have an otherwise supported graphics card, the driver would not be reported as compatible as it is looking for 3D).

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 05:55:11 pm »
Hi,

Here it works no issues with Firefox 38.8 and Seamonkey 2.35.

If I use the Firefox 45.5 and Seamonkey 2.49 it crashes and is unstable also tried in safemode.

For me Firefox 38.8 and Seamonkey 2.35 provided with ArcaOS is quite stable.

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Rene

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 10:21:11 pm »
It crashes here with Firefox 31, 38 and 45. I got a little stability with the latest SeaMonkey and Bing or Google in hybrid mode. Once I switched to satellite, it crashes before I can get to the control to switch it back.
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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 02:32:49 pm »
Hi Neil

I also confirm that Google Maps crashes here on Firefox 45.5.0.
OpenStreet maps only crashes when I click the "Edit" button.

But Bing maps works and does not crash here.

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 04:42:56 pm »
No problems here with FF 38.8 although it does go to 'lite mode' because of an 'unsupported browser'. 

That being said even the lite mode maps are good and the satellite overlay works without problems.

@Neil, did you change the browser information string to present it as a different browser?  If so that might be the cause of the problem.

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 05:13:12 pm »
Guys...the FF 38.x release was for me probably the most stable release on our OS/2 platform.Just about everything I tried worked correctly, including Maps with heavy usage...however, the browser was getting outdated, so less and less stuff would actually allow you to use the numerous features, they simply became inaccessible.

FF 45.x here had definitely gone backwards in terms of stability and so forth, but, the browser at least allows the vast majority of the web site specific features to work. In my case, the Maps that were never an issue on 38.x are now a hit-n-miss on 45.x, but the G+ stuff now completely works!

I figured I might as well toss this one in because the thread so far has a mix of responses dealing with various FF releases.

The team is making great progress on 45.x, I for one wish that they would do another full release so we have a bit less of that debug overhead - my XUL.DLL is 435M in size, compared to 37M in 38.x, and despite the various highmem load options I have tried (code, data, or both) the browser pretty much eats up a good 1.5-1.8G in less than 12 hrs of use.

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 06:58:51 pm »
Yea, I find SM 2.42 much more unstable then 2.35 with crashes all over the JavaScript engine. The only problem I had with 2.35 and FF 38 was places.sqlite not finalizing with instant closing and the write ahead journal left (places.sqlite.wal) and history getting screwed, often just for some domains.
As for the large xul file, just lxlite it. Use http://home.earthlink.net/~steve53/betas/lxlt135-shl-20121201.zip and the flags that Mozilla uses are,
Code: [Select]
/yua /ydd /yxd /ynl /anp /b- /cs+ /d /i- /ml1 /mr2 /mf2 /r+ /u+ /x- /zs:0 /zx /zd.
Here with SeaMonkey built with -Os (optimize for size, with -O3 xul.dll was about 45MBs) I get
Code: [Select]
xul.dll initial:45403035 final:30567792 gain: 93.2%
You can lxlite all the other binary files as well, including the exes.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 07:22:50 pm by Dave Yeo »

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Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 09:39:05 pm »
I have created a bug report here to help Bitwise document or solve the problem.

https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/issues/238
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