- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and before
- On GUI environment, start Firefox by double click the icon, Firefox will crash when user tries to enter something into the URL bar.
- On gnome-terminal, start Firefox by command line $ firefox --new-window IP , Firefox will crash when user click the Firefox window.
- Install the missing gdk-pixbuf2 package and restart the gdm.
# yum install gdk-pixbuf2 # killall gdm-binary
- gdk-pixbuf2 is an image loading library that can be extended by loadable modules for new image formats. It is used by toolkits : such as GTK+ or clutter.
- gdk-pixbuf2 is installed by default from RHEL 6.6
- Update Firefox which was installed from RHEL 6.5 or before ISO image to a newer version may hit this issue because of missing gdk-pixbuf2 package.
The following errors showed up in the console when trying to launch a Firefox session.
(/usr/lib64/firefox/firefox:53875): Gtk-WARNING **: Could not load a pixbuf from /org/gtk/libgtk/theme/Adwaita/assets/check-symbolic.svg. This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not be found. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/firefox/bundled/lib64/libgdk-3.so.0: undefined symbol: _XGetRequest Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error.
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