There is currently a bug in firefox 3 which causes it to crash with an XError BadAloc when you go to any page hosted on howtoforge.
This seems to be related to the image at http://howtoforge.com/themes/htf_glass/images/bg_header_bottom_left15.png. I suggest you don’t click on that link 🙂
Apparently this image is 10,000 pixels wide. It looks like this is probably a GTK issue since the same problem happended when I opened the image with evince!
I tried writing a greasemonkey script to get around this problem but it loads too late to avert the crash. So iptables to the rescue.
iptables -I OUTPUT -d howtoforge.com -m string –algo bm –to 70 –string “GET /themes/htf_glass/images/bg_header_bottom_left15.png” -j DROP
iptables -I OUTPUT # Match packets levaing my laptop -d howtoforge.com # Only packets going to howtoforge -m string # Invoke the string matcher --algo bm # Pick a matching algorithm --to 70 # Only check the first 70 bytes of each packet --string "GET /themes/htf_glass/images/bg_header_bottom_left15.png" -j DROP # Drop the sucker