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Date:      Sun, 01 Feb 2009 01:39:03 +0100
From:      "O. Hartmann" <>
To:        Mel <>
Subject:   Re: Xorg upgrade desaster: Xlib: extension "Generic Event	Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
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Mel wrote:
> On Friday 30 January 2009 13:19:41 O. Hartmann wrote:
>> After upgrading one of my FreeBSD 8.0-CUR/amd64 boxes to new xorg-7.4
>> and having done hurting recompiling nearly everything/package twice now
>> firefox3 still doesn't work properly and hits me when starting with this
>> error message:
>> Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
>> Then firefox3 freezes forever, showing something like the background or
>> pixel remnants of windows/picograms moving over its window.
Well, that doesn't help very much. As R. Noland wrote, the error coming
up isn't of any harm.

I still have Firefox3 not working on a FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT/AMD64 UP box,
running the most recent FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT and having now recompiled
three time EVERYTHING, Firefox3 inclusive. Firefox3 is still stuck when
it comes to pulldown menus or requester for download destination, eating
up 100% CPU time and slowing down the box incredible. I pretty sure I
have all the stuff of the X11 suite in the right place and the right
revision number, as I said, I recompiled everything three times and I
did several attempts upgrading the whole Xorg since sunday last week.
Also a deletion of the ports has been performed and then reinstalled. I
can not asure that there is any zomby-library out there disturbing the
build-process, but I doubt this. I did a 'ldd' on the Firefox3 binary
and  I got the attached dump of the linked shared objects.
Interestingly, the first three entries show up something missing -
therefore I deinstalled Firefox and rebuild the browser after an
additional rebuild of libxcb (via portupgrade -rf). Previously, all Xorg
stuff has been rebuild and by the numbers it seems to be up to date.
I double checked if /usr/local/lib/firefox3 has been completely removed
and for the user's stuff, I deleted the entire ~/.mozilla folder and
started Firefox3 from scratch - everytime with the same result.

Firefox3 did not show these symptomes on a FreeBSD 7.1-STABLE/AMD64 SMP
box, also with most recent sources and undergone the same three time
recompilation of everything procedure. Unlucklily, I do not have another
UP box running FreeBSD 8.0/amd64 for double check this behaviour. Bevor
filing a PR, I would like to ask the list ...

Thanks in advance,


thor# ldd firefox-bin
firefox-bin: => not found (0x0) => not found (0x0) => not found (0x0) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x80063e000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x80076f000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8008a1000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x8009d9000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x800e92000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x800fb1000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x80114d000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x801267000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801372000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8014de000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8015ef000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8016f8000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8017fa000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801903000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801a0a000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x801b14000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801c17000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801d19000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x801e96000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801fc3000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x80210a000) => /lib/ (0x802287000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x80239b000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x8024ca000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8025cd000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8027cb000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x8028d0000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x802a12000) => /lib/ (0x802bcb000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x802cea000) => /usr/lib/ (0x802ecd000) => /lib/ (0x8030d6000) => /lib/ (0x8031e3000) => /lib/ (0x8032fb000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803525000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x80362e000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803748000) => /usr/lib/ (0x80384d000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803956000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803a59000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803b91000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803cba000) =>
/usr/local/lib/ (0x803de1000) => /usr/local/lib/
(0x803ee4000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x803fec000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x80410f000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x804366000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x804493000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8046c4000)

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