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Old 05-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Adobe prevents Mozilla firefox


Attempted to relaunch Mozilla Firefox - Adobe fails to execute and prevents Firefox launch. Web browser fails. Unable to access web. Please help.

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Please tell us which is your distribution.

How did you launch Firefox ? Did you use a menu, click on an icon on the desktop or typed a command ?

Did you get an error message ? If yes, please post it.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Regarding Distribution: Linux Ubuntu release 10.04 kernel linux 2.6 32-41 generic gnome 2.30.2 hardware memory 992.9 mib.

Regarding the launch of Firefox: Clicked on Desktop Icon. Firefox was installed into synaptic - adobe upgrade broke firefox file - attempted reinstallation of Firefox through . Ubuntu - firefox error message received - attempted adobe removal and reinstallation of firefox and received error message. Unable to locate specific error message.

Thanks!
 
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I do not use Ubuntu, but I would try to completely remove adobe (by the way, do you mean Adobe Reader or Adobe Flash Player or both?) and Firefox, then install again Firefox.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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Regarding Distribution: Linux Ubuntu release 10.04 kernel linux 2.6 32-41 generic gnome 2.30.2 hardware memory 992.9 mib.

Regarding the launch of Firefox: Clicked on Desktop Icon. Firefox was installed into synaptic - adobe upgrade broke firefox file - attempted reinstallation of Firefox through . Ubuntu - firefox error message received - attempted adobe removal and reinstallation of firefox and received error message. Unable to locate specific error message.

Thanks!
Did you install/upgrade adobe flash via synaptic or did you try to upgrade it via a link on a webpage?
 
Old 05-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #6
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attempted complete removal of adobe and firefox - firefox browser fails to relaunch - adobe flash plug-in unable to remove -
error message reads "E;adobe flash plug-in; sub-process installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2"
Also received error message "failed to execute child process/home/accrc/.adobe/flash_player/assetcache/2hlx4epw/3c82b2a2455b252b8595fdo113249aa19d7e8bdd.heu" "permission denied"
 
Old 05-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq adobe-flashplayer or whatever its called


RestrictedFormats/Flash - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...dFormats/Flash

You should be able to start firefox in safemode.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #8
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adobe flash has corrupted mozilla firefox web connection unable to reinstall firefox and unable to delete adobe flash. please advise on step by step as to restoring system, as am beginner with linux ubuntu 10.04. thanks.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #9
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TRy launching from /usr/share/applications/firefox or /usr/bin/firefox
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #10
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are you launching FF as root?
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:11 AM   #11
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Kindofabuzz: firefox was on the desktop and adobe destroyed firefox and all attempts failed to reload from Ubuntu. can you explain root? thanks.

Eddy: Beginner here...please explain how to access the launching step by step. I appreciate all of your help. thanks!
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:17 AM   #12
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Open your file manager go to usr>>share>>applications>>firefox double-click on firefox or go to usr>>bin>>firefox
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #13
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received error install package - could not lock/var/liv/dpkg/lock-open resource temporary unavailable - unable to lock the administration directory - is another process using it?
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #14
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http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-fix...ble-error.html
sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock
http://askubuntu.com/questions/15433...-lib-dpkg-lock

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