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Old 06-01-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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Error : no display specified. Firefox on Opensuse


I downloaded the firefox and extracted it using tar xjvf
And then when I try to open from a terminal
I get above error
Error : no display specified

It also default firefox 4.0b12. It opens when I click on the firefox icon and but not via terminal.

I want to open extracted latest firefox via terminal.

Any solutions available for the same.
 
Old 06-01-2015, 06:16 AM   #2
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you need to set DISPLAY variable properly. for example:
export DISPLAY=:0.0
but I'm not really sure if that works for you.
 
Old 06-01-2015, 06:28 AM   #3
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I tried
export Display...
and it worked.

Now when I try to open Firefox 38 by mentioning the path say ./Firefox38/firefox; it is opening default firefox.
How to rectify this problem?
 
Old 06-01-2015, 06:42 AM   #4
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you need to give more information. At least how it was installed and where is it located.
 
Old 06-01-2015, 08:34 AM   #5
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Firefox need not be installed. It comes with a tar.bz2 extension which needs to be extracted and can be invoked by 'firefox'.
It is located in home directory.

In my previous post, I was facing issue to call via code. But in this case I am facing problem calling it directly via terminal
 
Old 06-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #6
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I think you need to execute it with /full/path/to/firefox.
 
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:14 PM   #7
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firefox 4 ???????
do you know just how OLD that is
the current firefox is
Firefox 38.0.5
firefox4 is 32 VERSIONS out of date

also opensuse 13.2 HAS firefox installed BY DEFAULT!!!!
it WAS already installed


Code:
su -
zypper in firefox

so WHY are you trying to install a antique version of firefox from 2011
that NONE fo the current plugins will work on
and might not even run on a current operating system

Last edited by John VV; 06-02-2015 at 10:19 PM.
 
  


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