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Old 09-18-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Failed to execute child process"abrowser"(no such file or directory) error

I have had this computer for one year. Loading it with Ubunto was a huge mistake for me.
Please help me fix this error that just appeared. I cannot launch my web brower. I have not changed anything and did do an update last week but it worked fine after that.
Thanks for your assistance.
If you respond please use normal speak not computer speak. I am not computer illiterate but definitly Linux illiterate.LOL
Old 09-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #2
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you may want to start looking here Let me know if that helped.
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What were you trying to do when this error message appeared?

Open up a terminal, type in 'firefox', and press enter. Does a web browser start?
Old 09-19-2010, 08:57 AM   #4
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well I had to google it for you the third listing shows the solved problem from the community.
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[SOLVED] After updates,web browser Icon replaced with launchpad ...
6 posts - 3 authors - Last post: 4 days ago
Clicking on this, I get error: Not a launch-able item, clicking on Web browser ... failed to execute child process "abrowser" (no such file or directory). ... - Cached

it means when you updated the launcher for that program is not correct.
open a terminal and type firefox or what ever browser you have to check it out.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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Go to /usr/bin . You will find the firefox executable there.
run it from here and create its link to wherever u want


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