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Old 06-29-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
Ultwe
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How do I run a browser in a terminal?


Hi

I got a problem with Firefox 1.0.4 crashing on me as soon as I try to download anything. I seem not to be the only one, but every thread I come across recommends running the browser in a terminal window, to receive a list of the errors thrown at the moment of the crash.

Now, try as I may, I can't seem to manage that. I can cd to the correct folder and launch the browser, I can drag the launcher to the console and hit enter but all this does is launch the program. When it crashes, it does not give me anymore information.

I drew a blank on google, so could a kind soul tell a poor noob how to do that,... pretty please


Ult.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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if you want to run programs in background (that's your case i suppose) you have to put the "&" after the command (program) name.

it is very strange that the program run from the konsole does not write any message!!!
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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I am not sure if you want to start firefox from console or browse internet through a console based browser.

If you want to start firefox from console to see if throws up errors.

$ cd /to/firefox/directory

$ ./firefox

this will launch a browser window (imagining you are in X windows) and you can watch for errors in the console.

To browse internet by a console based (text only) browser...you might have lynx or links installed. These are console-based browsers.

And by the way, it helps people answer your question better if you include what distro you are using.

Tux,
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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try lynx , its a old and solid command line browser.
Just type lynx in command line and press enter.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:47 PM   #5
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gnukish you didn't even read anything but the title, did you?
(Besides, Links is better )
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
Ultwe
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Well
thank you all for your replies

I needed to launch FF from the console to get a log of the errors when it crashes.
Now done, I can look for fix

Thanxagain

Ult.
 
  


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