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hi, i asked over at mozilla firebird forum, responses from there wasnt help much (too many windoze user my god!!!),
i guess i gotta come back to linux home here
download firebird 0.7, installed at /opt, and there was no install script, so i just tar -xvzf Moz.....
go into dir, did ./MozillaFirebird &
brought up brower, everything looks good, i was able click anything else, Filed, Edit...whatever was working. EXCEPT....... the URL bar, where you type your web address.
when i click there, firebird freeze on me, even clicking the X on the upper right hand conrner wont close it. i have to go back to the shell and issue kill command.
at first i thought its because the /opt problem, so tar -xvzf (file name) under my home dir, hope it was simply permission problem. no it aint, still like that. i thought it was bug at first. but since so many people are using firebird here, i bet i must forgot to do something.
so my linux friends, your advises are greatly appreicated
and....just download firebird 0.6, same thing happens, browser freeze when click URL bar
it must be my config or something. i dont think the mozilla 1.1 i have (come with mdk) would affect firebird, since help files say they both can be co-exist
Originally posted by sirpelidor hi fatgod, i just tried source
dude, the file name is such a big lie... took me 3 hrs compile and install, i was wonder why it takes so long, guess what, when done...it is mozilla, not firebird !!!!
Mozilla does do funky stuff if it's already running, the "mozilla-remote-client" command get executed and starts another bowser of whatever is already running, which I find very annoying.
Were you sure that Mozilla wasn't running when you started FB? And did you start FB with the full path to the compiled source ie. /opt/MozFB/MozillaFirebird ? (always a good idea when you have multiple versions installed)
I use Firebird 0.6.1 on Mandrake 9.1, and installing it was no problem at all. If installing it is causing you headaches, it's possible that you're doing it wrong. I think all you need to do is unzip the files in the tar.gz file into some directory, then click on the Firebird or Firebird.sh item in that file. That should bring up Firebird directly -- there's no make-ing or installing involved, really, so far as I know.
And about the URL bar freezing -- it sounds a little like a problem I had with trying to move things on the toolbar. Doing so would completely freeze X and I'd have to do a hard reboot. It seemed to be related to Tabbrowser Extensions, I think. There was a thread about this problem at the Mozillazine forums a while back. For what it's worth, that problem seems to resolve itself by not using Tabbrowser extensions. I hope that helps.
hi jiawen, first of all, thanks for ur time and ur response for my thread.
just make a note so other readers would know exactly where we are at, and wont make the similiar command:
if you read the first post, firebird was installed by tar -xvzf into dir, and type ./MozillaFirebird &, to brought up the browser interface.
If installing it is causing you headaches, it's possible that you're doing it wrong. I think all you need to do is unzip the files in the tar.gz file into some directory, then click on the Firebird or Firebird.sh item in that file.
as for second responses:
it was firebird that freeze, linux itself is fine, i just had to issue: kill in order to put it away like my first post mentioned.
it sounds a little like a problem I had with trying to move things on the toolbar. Doing so would completely freeze X
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
mozilla, phoenix, and firebird have all had that problem forever. it's a
constantly recurring bug. i just downloaded mozilla 1.5 and it does that.
i downloaded firebird .7 and it does that. i build from cvs and it does
the same thing. mozilla 1.2.1 is the newest version i can use that doesn't
do that. i once got a phoenix build that only froze every 2 or 3 times
i tried to type in the url bar, but that's the best i could get. the main part of
freezing is when i try to type in a box or form like i'm typing into now.
i built mozilla a hundred times with different options over a period of
months. rarely any difference, and never a build that was stable.