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Re: possible solution for firefox3 "pango-warning" errors (?)

On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:04:48 +0200
Leonardo Taccari <> wrote:

> Hello Khoa,
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 01:51:28PM -0400, Khoa Tran wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > Like some of the people on this list have posted, I've also had quite a bit
> > of problems with firefox3, mostly on websites that are heavy in content
> > (such as ebay, facebook, etc.), and I would get "pango-warning" errors to
> > stdout. Somewhere buried in there were also errors related to "too many open
> > files," so I had a look at ulimit -n, which shows a default value of 64.
> > Increasing this value to 256 or 512 seems to have solved the problem(s) for
> > me, so far. I'm guessing that the system ran out of file handles while
> > trying to deal with the multiple pango/cairo shaping requests, resulting in
> > the pango-warnings. It'd be interesting to see if this works for anyone
> > else. Previously, I'd tried mucking about with using different fonts and
> > clearing and recreating the font cache, but to no avail.
> I had got this problem too with www/firefox3 in pkgsrc-2008Q2, on a
> NetBSD 4.0. I tested your tip, setting the limits of file descriptors
> to 256 (via a ksh(1) "ulimit -n 256"), and now works perfectly!
> Thank you very much Khoa!

Nice catch!

I'll put this information in the package's MESSAGE file for now.


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