Bug#747828: iceweasel: the UI is completely broken: no menu bar, no status bar...

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Mon May 12 01:21:01 UTC 2014

On 2014-05-12 06:49:30 +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:11:03PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > After upgrading to iceweasel 29.0.1-1, the UI got completely broken:
> > the menu bar no longer appears, the status bar is absent as well, and
> > the user config has completely been modified.

For this one, it appears that upstream provides something[*]
(I don't know whether this is complete), but I didn't see
anything with the Debian upgrade.

[*] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1008761

> > BTW, I can't test with "iceweasel -no-remote -safe-mode" as it no longer
> > works at all. I get the following error:
> > 
> >   Iceweasel is already running, but is not responding. To open a new
> >   window, you must first close the existing Iceweasel process, or
> >   restart your system.
> It sounds like you have an old iceweasel still running in the
> background. Kill it.

Well, the goal of -no-remote is that Iceweasel shouldn't try to
connect to a running version (I'm using this option for testing
because I don't want to kill the running instance). So, this is
broken again. The real message should have something like the
profile is locked (after spending some time, it seems to be the
real problem). Unfortunately upstream doesn't want to fix the
message in this case. Trying to test with -safe-mode is rather

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