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  1. Firefox won't run in XEN VM

    As this is related to an inability to run Firefox in a XEN VM environment, I hope this problem is in the right forum. The platform is SLES11SP4 on both the host and the 3 XEN VMs. Firefox runs OK on the host.

    If I try to start Firefox on one of the VMs, nothing happens, after the timer disappears. If I try to run it in a terminal session, I get the following (even in safe mode):
    [24126] ###!!! ABORT: js::jit:InitProcessExecutableMemory() failed: file /usr/src/packages/BUILD/mozilla/XPCOMinit.cpp, line 709
    that is repeated, and then it says:
    Segmentation fault

    Any suggestions, please?

    Jerome
    Last edited by zexec4; 03-Sep-2017 at 14:18.

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    Re: Firefox won't run in XEN VM

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  3. Re: Firefox won't run in XEN VM

    Hi Jerome,

    as no-one else tried to answer, here come some shots into the dark:

    - have you tried running Firefox with a fresh profile, or probably by starting it into "Profile Management" mode ("firefox --ProfileManager")? The latter will tell if it's a profile-related problem, as Firefox will first prompt you *which* profile to use. If that window appears, the problem is probably related to the currently used profile and you should start with a fresh one.

    - did you verify that you have write access to the current home directory and that there's still free space available in /tmp, /var and the home directory? Sometimes, obscure errors like the one you're seeing result from out-of-disk-space conditions confusing the software.

    - if nothing else help, try running "rpm -V all" as root, to verify the files of all packages. Maybe some code file got corrupted somehow, and the "RPM verify" will tell you. Please note that you will also see a number of "false positives", as config files will be reported, too. I strongly recommend to consult rpm's man page regarding the flags that command will report with its findings.

    Regards,
    J
    From the times when today's "old school" was "new school"

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