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Old 06-10-2004, 08:15 AM   #1
xmule
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Angry FC2: Mozilla & Firefox will not run after plugin install


Need help. So I decided to install mozplugger and flash player. I also added the symbolic links to gxine for video streaming and links to flash player. Now mozilla or firefox will not launch. I get no errors back to even attempt to troubleshoot. It acts as if it is going to launch, I get the hour glass, but then it just goes away. I have rebooted my box. I have uninstalled and reinstalled mozilla with yum but have had no luck. Can someone here point me in the right direction?

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Old 06-10-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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try launching it from a cammand line. Do;

firefox -v

or

mozilla -v

and see what messages it spits out. Also, try launching it from cammand line as root, and see if it launches. If so, then it's likely a permissions thing, which would be easy to fix.

Post back when you have the error messages from the commands above...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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oops, skip the -v options in the above commands, this just prints the version. I thought it was verbose mode.

Just try them without the -v and see what it tells you...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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I did try launching from a command line but the same thing (nothing) happened. It seems to crunch then it kills over and I'm back at the command prompt. I will try to lauch it as root and will post results back tonight from home.

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Old 06-10-2004, 06:29 PM   #5
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Talking Mozilla & Firefox problem fixed

Thanks to ginux from http://www.fedoraforum.org. My problem was a symbolic link I had created to enable Java in
my /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins per some instructions I found at http://yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTu...tion.html#JAVA
All I had to do was delete the link I had created. Here's the link that was causing my problem.

libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_04/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so

So does anyone know how I'm suposed to enable Java plugins in Mozilla?

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Old 06-10-2004, 08:59 PM   #6
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Wink Re: Mozilla & Firefox problem fixed

Quote:
Originally posted by xmule
Thanks to ginux from http://www.fedoraforum.org. My problem was a symbolic link I had created to enable Java in
my /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins per some instructions I found at http://yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTu...tion.html#JAVA
....So does anyone know how I'm suposed to enable Java plugins in Mozilla?
Thank you
I'm a newbie myself and I was tinkering/looking to solve the same problem.

This is what I did:

1. download "j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin" to your mozilla folder
2. uncompress it by typing in (without quotes) "sh j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin"
3. this will create a new file called "j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.rpm"
4. install this file by typing (w/o/q) "rpm -ivh"
5. above step will create a directory called "/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04"
6. now type (w/o/q) "cd /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins/"
7. then type (w/o/q) "ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so"
8. type (w/o/q) "cd /etc/profile.d"
9. now, open a text editor (for pete's sake, I can't use vi!) and type in the following:

export PATH=/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/bin:${PATH}
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04

9. save the file as "java.sh"
10. type (w/o/q) "chmod java.sh +755"
11. finally, close down any open mozilla browesers and restart it.

btw, i'm using fedora 2 and it seems to be working (kinda slow). to see if the plugin has been installed, click, help-->about plugins

FULL credit goes to:

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