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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #90 on: August 05, 2018, 01:41:26 pm »
Too bad that the focus is n longer on Firefox 45.9.0. It still not running on my system due to libc problems, and as far as I can read, I'm not alone with this problem.

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #91 on: August 05, 2018, 01:48:00 pm »
1) Lucide 1.40 GA - crashes with large PDF files (http://trac.netlabs.org/lucide/ticket/355)

Ticket opened Apr-6th, 1st response Apr-9th, potential workaround only identified on Apr-17th and confirmed that the ticket will not be worked on due to lack of resources...and so it sits out there today despite the fact that it is probably the only native PDF viewer we have. So I go back to my GSView until I can one day (hopefully) run Lucide again.
First, once IBM gave us "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". So, don't trash your working version of a program for some new one. Whatever the reason might be.
Said that, this doesn't help you. Just did a test with a pdf twice the size with
Lucide 1.3.2 GA (2010-04-22) - no problems
JPDFViewer (see my site) - no problems

May be this helps.



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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #92 on: August 05, 2018, 04:58:44 pm »
I agree with Joop on the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. 

Your large PDF runs on Lucide 1.3.5 on my OS/2 install without any RPM/YUM junk. 

I also still use Dave's firefox 17.0.11 ESR although there are some https sites that no longer work with the old security certificates so I am now trying to get the later version of firefox to run without breaking the programs that I normally use - not an easy task as some of the new required dlls do NOT play nice with older programs.

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2018, 05:10:35 pm »
Jeep & ivan,

I agree, hindsight is always 20/20 right? Look, I upgraded to 1.4.0 for several reasons, the big one was that printing in the older versions would fail in about 50-75% of the cases...literally, a single page would print then I'd get a postscript error on the 2nd page. Besides that, as poppler library was changing I thought it made more sense to keep things in sync with the other apps which were using it.

Anyways, given the hard-disk speed improvements I've found with my move to a SSD (Samsung Evo850, even though I'm still stuck on SATAII due to my old hardware) I am happy to report that QPDFView works quite fine here. No slower then openning up the native Lucide browser...who knows...maybe one day I'll actually move to the CUPS printing system too???

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2018, 06:15:52 pm »
Hi Dariusz, If you don't mind me asking what printer are you using?

Here I have a couple of Brother colour postscript laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw).  Both work using the IBM postscript driver with the ppd files imported (they also work with the enhanced postscript driver by Alex Taylor) but let CUPS near them and very strange bad things happen.

The last big print job I did on the 9020 ran to nearly two full paper trays and that was double sided printing, via Lucide and didn't miss anything even with refilling the paper tray.

All of the above was from my OS/2 install.  I have had print errors when printing with Lucide on ArcaOS but put it down to the fact that CUPS is also installed there (had to fight to install any version of the postscript driver).  Now I am wondering if there might be a dll problem since it started after I let yum update everything as a test.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 07:09:17 pm by ivan »

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #95 on: August 05, 2018, 06:24:52 pm »
Too bad that the focus is n longer on Firefox 45.9.0. It still not running on my system due to libc problems, and as far as I can read, I'm not alone with this problem.

What are the symptoms?

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #96 on: August 05, 2018, 09:31:38 pm »
Too bad that the focus is n longer on Firefox 45.9.0. It still not running on my system due to libc problems, and as far as I can read, I'm not alone with this problem.

What are the symptoms?
There is trouble with LIBC.

Exception C0000005 - Access Violation

Process:  FIREFOX.EXE (05/21/2018 17:17:07 51,129)
PID:      48 (72)
TID:      01 (1)
Priority: 200

Filename: LIBC066.DLL (10/26/2014 20:16:29 1,361,666)
Address:  005B:1DCBE6C0 (0001:0005E6C0)
Cause:    Attempted to read from 00000001
          (not a valid address)

After that a listing of about 200Kb.
As far as I know its the last version of LIBC (libc-0.6.6-csd6.zip) and the last version of FF (firefox-45.9.0-4.oc00.pentium4.7z).
So what's wrong?

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #97 on: August 05, 2018, 11:59:13 pm »
Hi Ivan,

Hi Dariusz, If you don't mind me asking what printer are you using?

Here I have a couple of Brother colour postscript laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw).  Both work using the IBM postscript driver with the ppd files imported (they also work with the enhanced postscript driver by Alex Taylor) but let CUPS near them and very strange bad things happen...

Previously I had the HL-1670N, now I have the HL-5470DW. The IBM PS driver did not support all the options, I had to manually import the PPD file, even then I still could not get some of the HQ options to work. Same held true for the Alex's PS driver.

Eventually I got it working correctly (almost all the features I wanted) by adjusting the PPD file (using a lot of the Linux definitions) and importing that into the IBM PS driver.

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #98 on: August 06, 2018, 12:49:27 am »
Too bad that the focus is n longer on Firefox 45.9.0. It still not running on my system due to libc problems, and as far as I can read, I'm not alone with this problem.

What are the symptoms?
There is trouble with LIBC.

Exception C0000005 - Access Violation

Process:  FIREFOX.EXE (05/21/2018 17:17:07 51,129)
PID:      48 (72)
TID:      01 (1)
Priority: 200

Filename: LIBC066.DLL (10/26/2014 20:16:29 1,361,666)
...

I have here,
libc066.dll  │ 1361663│19/01/18│ 8:10a
which appears to be 4 years newer and 3 bytes smaller then yours. Is Firefox picking up a different version of libc somewhere or is exceptq screwing up in the libc it is finding?
Look at the bottom of your trp file, there should be a listing of "DLLs accessible from this process" and verify that the correct DLLs are found.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 12:52:27 am by Dave Yeo »

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #99 on: August 06, 2018, 04:58:09 pm »
Hi,

Firefox comes with a txt file called  rpm_requirements.txt it clear states what is needed to run Firefox.

I have no issue here and is having latest libc(same as David).

Check if you have another version version installed somewhere. 

Hope you get it sorted out.



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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #100 on: August 11, 2018, 06:23:19 pm »
Too bad that the focus is n longer on Firefox 45.9.0. It still not running on my system due to libc problems, and as far as I can read, I'm not alone with this problem.

What are the symptoms?
There is trouble with LIBC.

Exception C0000005 - Access Violation

Process:  FIREFOX.EXE (05/21/2018 17:17:07 51,129)
PID:      48 (72)
TID:      01 (1)
Priority: 200

Filename: LIBC066.DLL (10/26/2014 20:16:29 1,361,666)
...

I have here,
libc066.dll  │ 1361663│19/01/18│ 8:10a
which appears to be 4 years newer and 3 bytes smaller then yours. Is Firefox picking up a different version of libc somewhere or is exceptq screwing up in the libc it is finding?
Look at the bottom of your trp file, there should be a listing of "DLLs accessible from this process" and verify that the correct DLLs are found.
That's weird, I have the latest libc, only in zip package (libc-0.6.6-csd6.zip). At the bottom of the trp is a very long list of dll's. I will overview it again against the list from mozsupport-2018-05-05.zip.

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« Reply #101 on: August 12, 2018, 02:44:50 am »
That's weird, I have the latest libc, only in zip package (libc-0.6.6-csd6.zip). At the bottom of the trp is a very long list of dll's. I will overview it again against the list from mozsupport-2018-05-05.zip.
This would be the latest libc in zip:
http://rpm.netlabs.org/release/00/zip/libc-0_6_6-37_oc00.zip

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #102 on: September 11, 2018, 08:18:22 am »
Is there a specific reason why SM can import (or auto-update) NoScript 5.1.8.7, but FF cannot? Its minimal required FF version is 45.0, and 5.1.8.6 works with FF.

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« Reply #103 on: September 11, 2018, 08:44:12 am »
I've had problems auto updating some extensions with SM, haven't tried much with FF.
Hmm, looking right now, I'm still on NoScript-5.1.8.4 (both SM and FF) and the newest I see is 5.1.8.3 on AMO.
Hmm going to noscript.net, with Firefox (SM is using the AMO for SM extension) I do see 5.1.8.7 along with this tidbit,
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Notice: you may need to open about:config and set your xpinstall.signatures.required preference to false in order to install, since Mozilla doesn't support signatures for legacy add-ons anymore.
And doing that allowed me to update it in FF.
Note that soon Mozilla will be removing all classic extensions, which will be a bummer.

edit, note that SM doesn't require signed add-ons so isn't a problem. Both SM and FF are now updated. Probably going to have to do it manually from now on and eventually support will be dropped for our out of date browsers.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2018, 08:47:35 am by Dave Yeo »

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Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2018, 12:15:27 am »
I do see 5.1.8.7 along with this tidbit,
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Notice: you may need to open about:config and set your xpinstall.signatures.required preference to false in order to install, since Mozilla doesn't support signatures for legacy add-ons anymore.
And doing that allowed me to update it in FF.
Thanks, the overlooked FF setting works here too. I'm used to manual updates, if anything to check what the latest old version is. This time SM updated itself, but 5.1.8.7 is the first version which required changing this FF setting. And perhaps the last versoin, albeit september 2018 is a changed end-of-service date for our FF/SM. IIRC this date was june or july.