[tor-talk] Tor Browser Bundle 3.0alpha1 test builds

Cat S catslovetor at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 18 04:50:12 UTC 2013

Hi Mike,

 From: Mike Perry <mikeperry at torproject.org>
To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org 
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Tor Browser Bundle 3.0alpha1 test builds

Andreas Krey:
> On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:39:31 +0000, Mike Perry wrote:
> ...
> > Please try these out, test them, and give us feedback! The plan is to
> > post them on the blog by Monday, unless something goes horribly wrong.
> > 
> > https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/
> Erm, I used torbrowser-install-3.0-alpha-1_en-US,
> and it immediately (at double-clicking the 'Start
> Tor Browser') crashes on this Windows 7 box.
>  Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
>   Application Name:    firefox.exe
>   Application Version:
>   Application Timestamp:    386d4380
>   Fault Module Name:    d2d1.dll
>   Fault Module Version:    6.1.7601.17514
>   Fault Module Timestamp:    4ce7b7aa
>   Exception Code:    c0000005
>   Exception Offset:    0001f3ba
>   OS Version:    6.1.7601.
>   Locale ID:    1033
>   Additional Information 1:    0a9e
>   Additional Information 2:    0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
>   Additional Information 3:    0a9e
>   Additional Information 4:    0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Ok, people on liberation-tech are reporting that they can run the bundle
if they right-click on it and go to "Properties->Compatibilty->Run in
Windows XP Compatibility mode."

If 'Compatibility Mode' works, While in compatibility mode, can you try
setting one or both of these to 'true' in about:config:


Then try without XP compatibility mode, and see if one or both allow you
to run without crashes?

It also looks like Mozilla hit a similar bug some years ago, and
maintains a blacklist of bad D2D drivers to disable D2D for:

I wonder if we somehow didn't pick up their D2D driver blacklist in this

Mike Perry

Here's what I did:

1. Yes, running in XP SP3 compatibility mode allows TBB to start and not crash, however, the windows "Tor Network Settings" is blank and the program seems to have frozen.

2. Because I couldn't get the browser to load I edited the prefs.js file as so, and this worked:
user_pref("gfx.direct2d.disabled", true);
user_pref("layers.acceleration.disabled", true);

P.S. Great fucking job on the update! Good job to all who put in effort. Really, that's impressive. However, please add the true NewNym function [0], as now I see it's not there in TorButton.

[0] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2013-June/028551.html

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