[K12OSN] firefox segfaults on centos5

Jim Christiansen jim.c.christiansen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 21:53:55 UTC 2008

Hello Peter,

Yes, I did.

Nice script!  - over my head but I waded through this with my home setup
that I use to test before even doing updates at school.  A new version of
firefox did it to me a month or two ago at home...

I'm running a 32 bit version of Firefox out of /opt on my 64 bit systems now
with all of the plugins working...  Everything was fine until the update
that included a newer Firefox.  I knew I shouldn't have let into the
update.  Just too tired to think!

Today I've got the same problem on one of my three production servers.  I
let Firefox update and now all of my plugins are trashed in K12LTSP...  This
is in another thread.

I wonder if the EL5 that Eric massaged for all of us in 64 bit is now
polluted by soem repo mistake??



   - *From*: "Peter Hartmann" <ascensiontech gmail com>
   - *To*: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn
   redhat com>
   - *Subject*: [K12OSN] firefox segfaults on centos5
   - *Date*: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:00:04 -0500


This is a problem that happens when a new profile is created and the
latest flash-plugin (installed from repo).  The crash happens after
logging into a Gmail account.

(Gecko:819): Gdk-WARNING **: shmget failed: error 28 (No space left on device)
/usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/run-mozilla.sh: line 131:   819 Segmentation
fault      "$prog" ${1+"$@"}

Apparently the Flash plugin doesn't release the shared memory that it

After I run this script the problem goes away.   Is anyone else
experiencing this?

ID=$(ipcs -m | awk '{print $2}')

  for id in $ID
   ipcrm -m $id
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