Thunderbird-3.0b3 doesn't close cleanly on Fedora 11

Anne Wilson annew at
Wed Jul 29 16:35:45 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 29 July 2009 16:28:20 John Thompson wrote:
> On 07/29/2009 04:36 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 July 2009 21:29:50 John Thompson wrote:
> >> I just updated to Fedora 11 and got TB-3.0b3 in the package. It works,
> >> but when I close the program it immediately pegs one of the cpu cores at
> >> 100% and stays that way until I manually kill the thunderbird process.
> >> It even does this in "safe-mode" so I don't think it's an extension
> >> issue.
> >>
> >> Anyone else see this, or have a fix/work-around?
> >
> > Yes, both with Thunderbird and Firefox  on my netbook.  Even worse,
> > closing Thunderbird let it running and, apparently, an instance of
> > Firefox that I had not started.  I had to kill both.  Very strange.  The
> > good news is that a recent update seems to have got rid of the Firefox
> > oddity.  The bad news is that Thunderbird still isn't closing down
> > properly.
> >
> > Even stranger.  This laptop and that netbook run
> > thunderbird-3.0-2.3.beta2.fc11.i586 yet the problem doesn't occur on this
> > laptop.
> I *think* I may have tracked down the problem, at least on my system.
> I'm using F11-x86_64 and it appears nspluginwrapper hasn't properly
> wrapped any of my 32-bit plugins. In any case, I used the "Config
> Editor" to toggle "application.use_ns_plugin_finder" to "false" and it
> appears to have fixed things. Is your netbook running 64-bit Fedora?

No, it's not.  When you say 'Config Editor' do you mean Firefox's About:Config 
or something else?  It would be interesting to see whether there is a similar 
setting there.

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