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Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby jdupuis » Thu May 19, 2016 3:07 am

Hi Christian,

Been running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 with Kernel 4.6 Final. Using Ubuntu "Main Server" set in "Software and Updates". I have been recieving updates well until today when I got updates including Firefox. Closed unexpectedly. Sent error report and hit Relauch. No go. Using QupZilla and found I can use it much more than Firefox and have not asked you for plugins (yet). Anyway, I thought I would report the issue. The Firefox Update screen comes up but just the border only. Maybe this is due to the graphic environment with the R7 250X or it is a version of Firefox not supported or it truly is broken.

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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 20, 2016 8:58 am

Hi John,

Many thanks for reporting this issue.

I haven't updated my ubuntu MATE for a few days. Luigi and este.el.paz have the same problems with Firefox 46.01.

este.el.paz wrote:OK, the reason I'm posting back here, running Lu 16.04 on an PPC iBook, and MATE/XFCE 16.04 on a PM ST. . . did a dist-upgrade today, so new "22" kernel and saw in the list upgrades to FF and T-bird . . . on both machines after reboot FF window frame loads . . . and then crashes . . . . The iBook "doesn't have enough memory to report the problem" . . . and on the PM . . . apparently the error report was "corrupted" . . . . Tried to revert to old kernel in the iBook, seemingly failed . . . shut it down; went to the PM tried there, failed . . . installed Midori to make this post. I ran "apt-get -f install" in the iBook . . . nothing showed up. No "comment" in the terminal during the upgrade asking any questions or reporting "problems" . . . FF is kaput!!!!

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[edit: bug report filed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1583849]


luigiburdo wrote:Just updated Firefox 46.01 ... and is crashing , there did you have issue too?


Links:

[PPC] (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 testing -- ubuntuforums.org

[PPC] (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS testing -- ubuntuforums.org

Este.el.paz created a bug report today. LP bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1583849

On Debian Sid PowerPC Firefox 47 works and on openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64, Firefox 46 works as well.

Firefox 47 on Debian Sid PPC32:

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Firefox 46 on openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64:

Image

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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby jdupuis » Fri May 20, 2016 1:08 pm

Thanks Christian.

Ironically, the graphics environment shows an attempt to look better as well. I have read over your tutorial for installing OpenSuSe. I was running OpenSuSe on my old PC a few years ago - 11.1 x86 to be exact. I found it to be one of the best Linux Distro's.
X1000 requires a little more work to install it.

Where do I get the ISO to do the initial install? ...and do I use Kernel 4.6 or 4.7 for the initial install considering my R7 250X installed? I am willing to give it a shot. Just need to get this together prior to implementing your tutorial.

Cheers!!

John

(Would like to stay with the R7 250X to provide feedback to you)
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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 20, 2016 3:45 pm

jdupuis wrote:Where do I get the ISO to do the initial install? ...and do I use Kernel 4.6 or 4.7 for the initial install considering my R7 250X installed? I am willing to give it a shot. Just need to get this together prior to implementing your tutorial.


Hi John,

I didn't test the installation with the ISO. I updated openSUSE 13.2 PPC64 to openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 because the installation doesn't work via network and the initrd.

Link to the ISO: openSUSE-Tumbleweed-DVD-ppc64-Current.iso

You need the Tumbleweed initrd to install from the DVD ISO: http://download.opensuse.org/ports/ppc/tumbleweed/repo/oss/boot/ppc64/initrd

I tested Tumbleweed with the longterm kernel 4.1.24 and with the alpha2 of kernel 4.7.

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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 20, 2016 7:55 pm

FYI:

este.el.paz wrote:@xeno74:

Thanks for the info, I like the visual-aids images to graphically illustrate your data . . . very nice. Unfortunately I don't have Debian or Opensuse loaded anywhere . . . switching to Midori in U-MATE didn't seem to be worth the time it took to do that install, as it also crashed . . . .

In the meanwhile there was actual activity on the LP post . . . seems like this is indeed a known issue . . . suggestion was to "downgrade to FF 44" until the storm blows over . . . . Might do that, or just forgettaboutit until the next FF package is added to update/upgrade . . . and "test it." : - )

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Link: Dist-upgrade &/or new FF in Lu && U-MATE breaks browser??

LP bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1583849
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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby jdupuis » Sat May 21, 2016 12:03 am

Christian,

Thanks for the FYI!

I'm going to go ahead with Tumbleweed on R7 250X GPU. My lowest bootable (no issue) Kernel rev. is 4.6.6, of course, highest I've tested and use is 4.6 Final with the R7 250X. I'll test 4.7 Alpha and use it if no issues. As I've reported, 4.0.7 will boot, but, I have to manipulate the first two CFE boot statements to do so. Kernel 4.1.20 and 4.1.21 do not complete boot with R7 250X. All looks well until the moment the GUI should appear. No video signal at all. If I failed to correctly report this a while back, my apology. However, all is well with Kernels 4.6.6 and 4.6. Now I will get all downloaded and ready for a go with Tumbleweed.
If I wanted to brush up on Terminal skills, I think I found the right neighborhood :)

Cheers!

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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby xeno74 » Sat May 21, 2016 7:42 am

jdupuis wrote:Kernel 4.1.20 and 4.1.21 do not complete boot with R7 250X


Hi John,

What about the kernel 4.1.22 (cross compiled), 4.1.23 (cross compiled), and 4.1.24 (native compiled)? Do they complete boot with your R7 250X?

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Re: Ubuntu Mate Updates-Kills Firefox

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:51 am

jdupuis wrote:Christian,

Thanks for the FYI!

I'm going to go ahead with Tumbleweed on R7 250X GPU. My lowest bootable (no issue) Kernel rev. is 4.6.6, of course, highest I've tested and use is 4.6 Final with the R7 250X. I'll test 4.7 Alpha and use it if no issues. As I've reported, 4.0.7 will boot, but, I have to manipulate the first two CFE boot statements to do so. Kernel 4.1.20 and 4.1.21 do not complete boot with R7 250X. All looks well until the moment the GUI should appear. No video signal at all. If I failed to correctly report this a while back, my apology. However, all is well with Kernels 4.6.6 and 4.6. Now I will get all downloaded and ready for a go with Tumbleweed.
If I wanted to brush up on Terminal skills, I think I found the right neighborhood :)

Cheers!

John


Does it work now? I have to switch to the first TTY (tty1) with CTRL + ALT + F1 and then I can manually start Xorg with startx.

OK, back to the topic.

Firefox 47.0 is available for ubuntu MATE 16.10 PowerPC :-)

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