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Re: [alpine-devel] Firefox not starting for normal user after Xorg update

From: Timo Teras <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:31:35 +0300


On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:18:11 +0200
Paul Onyschuk <> wrote:

> Alpine Edge x86_64, after Xorg update launching Firefox by normal user
> (in video group):
> [ 39.116209] firefox[1597]: segfault at 8 ip 00006ba1e25a296d sp
> 00007b56f8e9fdd0 error 4 in[6ba1e2355000+65f000 ]
> On the other hand with elevated privileges e.g. by "sudo firefox" it
> starts just fine. Did Xorg update introduce some change, when it
> comes to permissions - requirement for different group?

I bumped into this exact same issue just yesterday. It seems to be
grsec preventing access to /sys (by modifying the default permissions).
And apparently the new i915 module wants to open stuff there. Not sure
if we should patch grsec, the driver, or somehow adjust the /sys
permissions. Should probably ask from grsec people what to do.

Received on Sat Jul 19 2014 - 14:31:35 UTC