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Old 07-20-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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gconf problem with Firefox 3


I think that I have inadvertently done something that I should not have :-(
Suddenly, when opening Firefox 3 I get the following :
A dialog appears stating 'An error occurred while loading or saving
configuration information for firefox-bin. Some of your configuration
settings may not work properly.'

Selecting Details on the dialog button gives :
'Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-stuart/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-stuart/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)'

This then keeps repeating.
I then get a dialog asking if I want to make Firefox my default browser. Firefox then opens
and runs ok.

I have the folder /tmp/gconfd-stuart, but there is no lock folder in it.

Can anyone help ? I have googled and tried the gconf site but cannot find anything
applicable.
PCLinuxOS 2007
KDE
TIA
 
Old 07-20-2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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a bit more info , did you just today install ff3 over ff2
what is the permissions on the ff3 folder . was it an rpm install or the prebuilt from mozilla site
if the prebuilt then /lib/FireFox3 may have the wrong permissions
find the directory where firefox3 is and run as root
ls -l
and the out put should look something like this
drwxr-xr-x ** root root ( some stuff ) firefox3
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:27 AM   #3
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No, I have been using ff3 for 2 or 3 weeks but the messages started appearing
yesterday, which is why I think I did something I should not have.
FF3 works fine when loaded, it is just the messages on loading and asking me
every time if I want to make ff the default browser.
Yes I did install over ff3, but ff2 is still
on my system. Permissions for ff3 directory in /usr/lib are
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 Jul 19 20:43 firefox/
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:51 AM   #4
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Problem sorted.
I logged on using a command prompt, renamed gconfd-stuart, logged off.
I then ctrl-alt-f7 to get a graphical logon, logged on as normal, fired up ff3
and it worked. No messages and no prompt to make it the default browser.
 
  


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