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Old 11-24-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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Firefox fails to run properly after applying suSE 10.1 updates

On a second computer I recently installed the latest updates for SuSE 10.1 using online update. After rebooting, Firefox 2.0 will not show on the screen. When I list my processes, it shows that Firefox is running. The only system messages are when I kill the Firefox process and try to restart it. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. This has no change. My other browsers, Sea Monkey, Opera, Konqueror, and Epiphany all work properly. How can I troubleshoot this problem and get Firefox working again??
Old 11-26-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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Hi rschmiegelt
Launch Firefox in a console and the error message will be seen on the screen.
Your problem is probably a missing library in a missing package.
Old 11-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #3
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I tried to start firefox from the console and received the following errors:

which: no wxdfast in (/home/ron/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/opt/cross/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin:/usr/lib/qt3/bin)
which: no aria in (/home/ron/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/opt/cross/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin:/usr/lib/qt3/bin)

I downloaded and installed the following rpm's:

The provided a dependency for aria2. All rpms installed without any errors.

Now when I try to start firefox from the console, I get the following error:

which: no aria in (/home/ron/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/opt/cross/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin:/usr/lib/qt3/bin)

In the console I can sux - to root and run firefox just fine. However, I would prefer not to run it as root.

any ideas???
Old 11-28-2006, 07:49 PM   #4
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Firefox fails to run after applying suse 10.1 updates

I renamed the .mozilla folder in my home directory. This corrected my problem. Now I just have to re-import my bookmarks.


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