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    Cool Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite View Post
    Gstreamer being an issue with Firefox? That's the first time I've heard of it.
    If you check: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1062807 you will see that it has been a problem for quite some time now.

    Something else you can do is run firefox from a terminal (I don't know if it is just "firefox" or what the command would be at this time). When the browser crashes you may have some further information as to the reason/cause. It may confirm the gstreamer connection, or it may point to something completely different.

    Also, try making sure all extensions are turned off in Firefox to make sure that isn't interfering with your Google account.

    Since Gmail and Google Products are just online services, some possible work-arounds include


    1. Using Thunderbird (Evolution or Kmail) to access your email/calendar/etc.
    2. Using Chromium (that would be my first choice) and see if that can access your Google account. Don't worry, it is still open source.


    I'm using Tumbleweed (KDE) and Firefox (primary browser) and have not have had any issues getting my email. I also use Kmail sometimes, but over this weekend I am sure I accessed it via Firefox.

    And, of course, run updates to see if there was something that is now fixed.

    Good luck!
    Thanks -but- it is a Mozilla problem and I do use Thunderbird for my normal email.
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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    On 2015-08-17 07:06, chucktr wrote:

    > Well, I do use t-bird for my "normal" mail -but- for my Android I need
    > the Gmail. Ya gota have a Google account in order to do stuff on
    > Android.


    Same as many of us, you don't need to justify it. However, Thunderbird
    works just fine with gmail accounts, so you can use it. It is faster
    than webmail.

    I use Firefox to access gmail only when I want to configure things
    there, or something special. And version 40 works fine.

    I don't routinely use gmail via firefox because then google tracks
    everything I browse to my identity.


    I read that you had a problem with gstreamer.

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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2015-08-17 07:06, chucktr wrote:

    > Well, I do use t-bird for my "normal" mail -but- for my Android I need
    > the Gmail. Ya gota have a Google account in order to do stuff on
    > Android.


    Same as many of us, you don't need to justify it. However, Thunderbird
    works just fine with gmail accounts, so you can use it. It is faster
    than webmail.

    I use Firefox to access gmail only when I want to configure things
    there, or something special. And version 40 works fine.

    I don't routinely use gmail via firefox because then google tracks
    everything I browse to my identity.


    I read that you had a problem with gstreamer.

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    Hello my friend, I haven't been on here for quite a while cause all "was" working well with the current system and VMware. However, this Firefox Gmail problem has been plaguing me for some time. I was just ignoring it and reverting back to firefox version 36. But my flash videos started messing up and I find that they don't in version 40. I need a Google account because of my involvement with Android and Gmail is my account ... my only account with Google. For now I'll just keep the "gstreamer" disabled in Firefox. I don't do anything with it anyway.

    Take care,
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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    On 2015-08-17 16:16, chucktr wrote:

    > For now I'll just keep
    > the "gstreamer" disabled in Firefox. I don't do anything with it
    > anyway.


    I don't even see the word gstreamer in my plugin list.

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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    I'm going to have to look at my about:config settings for media.gstreamer.enabled and see what my settings are.

    At least there are ways to work around it.

    This is why I usually have Firefox -and- Chromium installed (or at least >1 browser). I don't use Chromium much, though, but it's still there just in case.
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    Cool Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2015-08-17 16:16, chucktr wrote:

    > For now I'll just keep
    > the "gstreamer" disabled in Firefox. I don't do anything with it
    > anyway.


    I don't even see the word gstreamer in my plugin list.

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    Ya know, that got me curious. So I looked at my plugin list with and without it enabled. It is NOT in mine either... -BUT- there are lots of other things in the "about:config" that are not in my plugin list. Whatever, I only know that with gstreamer enabled I have the problem and with it disabled I don't.

    By the way... did you by any chance look at that Mozilla link?? You can see that I am NOT the only one that has this problem.

    Take care my friend,
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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    On 2015-08-17 19:16, chucktr wrote:
    > robin_listas;2724370 Wrote:



    >> I don't even see the word gstreamer in my plugin list.




    > Ya know, that got me curious. So I looked at my plugin list with and
    > without it enabled. It is NOT in mine either... -BUT- there are lots of
    > other things in the "about:config" that are not in my plugin list.
    > Whatever, I only know that with gstreamer enabled I have the problem and
    > with it disabled I don't.


    Ah, about:config. I didn't look there.

    I have (in my desktop machine):

    media.gstreamer.enable-blacklist true
    media.gstreamer.enabled false

    I don't know why (the second one is not default value, meaning that I
    changed it years ago). However, on another profile that I use
    specifically for connecting to gmail, I have both set to true, and it works.

    It may be that you don't have a current version of those libraries, or
    that you have an incompatible set.


    > By the way... did you by any chance look at that Mozilla link?? You can
    > see that I am NOT the only one that has this problem.


    No, I didn't :-)
    I did now.




    Ah. I found out why I disabled that setting. It is used to activate the
    internal firefox mp3/mp4 player, which I found faulty.

    Test here:

    http://mirrorblender.top-ix.org/movi...4-surround.mp4

    (Found here:
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...f=38&t=2749961)

    It doesn't work with media.gstreamer.enabled=true for me. But it does
    not crash, either.




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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    AFAIK Firefox uses gstreamer as a backend for decoding mp4 files, to get it working properly you need to use gstreamer from packman as the one from the oss repo is crippled, there is an option to use ffmpeg instead for mp4 decoding in about:config see the preference media.fragmented-mp4.ffmpeg.enabled
    http://www.linuxveda.com/2015/04/02/...firefox-linux/
    still you'd need ffmpeg from packman

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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    On 2015-08-17 21:16, I A wrote:
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    > AFAIK Firefox uses gstreamer as a backend for decoding mp4 files, to get
    > it working properly you need to use gstreamer from packman as the one
    > from the oss repo is crippled,


    Yes, I have everything from packman.
    This feature does not work.

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    Default Re: Gmail crashes on Firefox

    Does Firefox crash for you whenever you try and use any Google service, or only when you are logging in?

    I just updated Tumbleweed (KDE), which updated Firefox to 40.0, and I am in my Gmail and Google account apps without any issues.

    Checking about:config I see
    • media.gstreamer.enable-blacklist = true
    • media.gstreamer.enabled = true


    I'm not saying that gstreamer wasn't the issue, or that you don't have an issue. I'm just curious about the cause.

    I do have the FlashDisable Add-on which allows me to toggle whether Flash is turned on or off and usually it is off. While it doesn't make sense, I would be curious if it could be Flash + gstreamer as an issue?

    Of course the latest update may have fixed this issue, too.
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