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Password Manager and Firefox crash [Solution]

#1 Post by liyifan » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:00 am

Hi All,

OK, here are two solutions to the problem.

A. The short work-around fix: open about:config and change browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction to 0 (default should be 2 or something). This should force all popups to open in a new tab. see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.link. ... estriction for more details. By default, the other two related settings (open_newwindow and open_external) should be fine (both set to 3?).

B. Use a modified version of the add-on. The problem is purely caused by unthoughtful javascript code and is not too difficult to fix. Besides, the current addon is not compatible with Firefox 3.0b2, which could only be fixed by modifying the package itself. However I'm not sure if it will violate copyright laws or board regulations so I can't post the solution. Bord Admin: can you please let me know?


P.S. The addon can be removed by opening up registry editor (regedit /v), navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, and delete the key {FCF36B88-1BBA-487f-B64B-D2E8980A9293}.
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#2 Post by khaverblad » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:58 am

Just to ref to the original thread regarding this topic; but the suggested solution is a poor work-around and clearly not the final solution... Also, not all pop-up will work with the suggested solution.
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#3 Post by liyifan » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:01 am

khaverblad wrote:Just to ref to the original thread regarding this topic; but the suggested solution is a poor work-around and clearly not the final solution... Also, not all pop-up will work with the suggested solution.
Are you sure? It's been a while since I found out the first solution and I haven't run into trouble yet. I have to admit it's ugly though... The final solution, as I said, is to modify the add-on. I haven't had the need to do this until I found out yesterday that the add-on doesn't work on Firefox 3 due to some breaking changes in the new version...
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#4 Post by liyifan » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:22 pm

OK, I figured it should be OK to post more details about the problem and how to fix it without the actual file. This should at least benefit those who are able to do it themselves. I love the password manager and find it indispensable. If you are determined to get it working like I was, read on.

1. You will need to locate the installation package at \Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_moz_xpi.xpi .

2. The xpi package is essentially a zip file and can be opened with essentially any compression package (e.g. winrar).

3. Locate the file tvtpwm.jar in the xpi package under the Chrome directory. A jar file is also essentially a zip file. You can take it out of the xpi package and extract its contents.

4. Locate tvtpwm.js in the jar file under the content directory. This javascript file is the culprit of all problems.

5. Open the js file with your favorite text editor.

If you are only interested in fixing the popup crash problem, all you have to do is to locate the following line:

Code: Select all

TvtPwmComponent  = Components.classes[TvtPwmComponent_CID].createInstance();
and change to:

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TvtPwmComponent  = Components.classes[TvtPwmComponent_CID].getService();
Now that you fixed the code, you need to update the original packages with the changed files. What's left is then to uninstall the original package (see my first post in this thread) and drag the modified package to firefox.

If you want to get it to work for firefox 3, you will need to do a bit more work (ref. mozilla bug 296639), and don't forget to update install.rdf with a higher version number.

If you absolutely love password manager but can't fix it yourself, and you feel that you can trust me, drop an email to tvtpwmfix[at]gmail[dot]com with your original copy of tvtpwm_moz_xpi.xpi. I might mail you back my copy. However there's no guarantee.

Cheers.
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#5 Post by khaverblad » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:04 am

Gave the suggested fix a try and it didn't work out; I get the same result. Quite sure that the changes where done proper; so would be of interested to try out your "package" as well; so sent you an e-mail.
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#6 Post by liyifan » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:31 am

khaverblad wrote:Gave the suggested fix a try and it didn't work out; I get the same result. Quite sure that the changes where done proper; so would be of interested to try out your "package" as well; so sent you an e-mail.
Just sent it to you.
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#7 Post by teetee » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:58 am

It worked. The modified xpi extension doens't crash firefox when there is popup anymore. Thanks a lot!

Now I just have to find a way to get the fingerprint reader work with PWM and firefox..

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#8 Post by khaverblad » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:36 pm

liyifan wrote:
khaverblad wrote:Gave the suggested fix a try and it didn't work out; I get the same result. Quite sure that the changes where done proper; so would be of interested to try out your "package" as well; so sent you an e-mail.
Just sent it to you.
Thanks and the fix works fine!
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#9 Post by khaverblad » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:48 pm

Lenovo has released an official fix for this issue and it's available via System Update.
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#10 Post by kj2oo2 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:31 pm

Is this the fix you are referring to? Client Security Solution 8.1 patch for Mozilla Firefox
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-69426


Do you have to install the Client Security Solution 8.1 for Windows Vista (32-bit only) and XP first?

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-69128

My firefox crahes well over 50% of the time

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#11 Post by kj2oo2 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:54 pm

got the client security solution 8.1 installed along with the patch for mozilla firefox, still does not work.

anyone?

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#12 Post by khaverblad » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:56 am

That should be the one; in my case the browser crashed 100% of the times when I clicked on pop-ups and the official patch has solved my issue.

Question; did the other suggested solution work out for you? Also when reading Mozilla Bug there seems to be several other individuals that still had the problem after applying the unofficial fix and as you that also had a more random behavior when the browser crashed due to pop-ups; I would suggest that you re-open the Mozilla Bug report and add talkback log info.
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#13 Post by slagmi » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:09 pm

Patch fixes the Firefox crashing issue for me.

I installed it through the software updater, along with the other 'critical' updates Lenovo wanted to install.

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Re: Password Manager and Firefox crash [Solution]

#14 Post by bikeman1 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi -- an update to a very old post -- but Lenovo's Thinkpad Password Manager plugin continues to fall out of date with newer versions of Firefox

I have an "old" T60 refurbished with the original partition XP re-installed fresh. To get PM to work I found I had to re-install all the updates using the Thinkvantage update (Maintenance, Update my system), starting with the updater itself which had to be reinstalled.

Then, I had to go get the Mozilla Firefox patch dated 8/6/2008 for fire3fox 3.0 (MIGR-70132 on the Lenovo site)

Still not done. when updating Firefox to 3.5, the plug in which had installed OK became out of date and greyed out....so I followed the instructions above to pull install.rdf out of the xpi file and change the Firefox version number from 3.0+ to 3.5+. Upon reloading the xpi into Firefox by dragging it into the plug-in dialog box, it reinstalls and works. The other changes in the xpi are apparently already made.

Problem seems to be that each new version of Firefox is immediately out of date with the plugin. And Lenovo seems not to be in any hurry to update its xpis (the 3.0 version is a year old and the most recent update!)

The modified xpi works but there are some problems...on some sites the password registration seems to hang while the page is loading and Firefox crashes! Worse, all the registered passwords in PM get flushed and lost. Clearly the PM-Firefox integration is not robust

I have the UPEK software for the USB eikon reader and its plugin works like a charm. The reader on the thinkpad is an old UPEK device; too bad it couldn't just work with the UPEK plugins or that UPEK was not contracted to maintain the software

Oh well...

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Re: Password Manager and Firefox crash [Solution]

#15 Post by fizza9 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:12 am

I had read all those and determined us pharmacy selling levitra the problem was this bad add-on ThinkVantage Password Manager which is identified as invalid and greyed out. My problem is how to delete it. Apparently it is identified in some hidden location or registry which I do not have access to. To go on to the next release it must be totally removed first. A google search has many posts on this problem even some solutions that work for XP but not for VISTA.

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