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Old 09-18-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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openSUSE 11.3 Firefox will not come up


I have installed openSUSE 11.3 duel boot with Vista and had no problems as the wireless connection and everything is working including Firefox. Next day I find Firefox will not come up after clicking on the icon which is pretty useless when the web browser is not available. All other things come up OK. I would be thankful if anyone can put me right on this.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 02:09 AM   #2
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Hi,

Open xterm (or konsole) and try to run it from there to see what happens

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Old 09-18-2010, 02:44 AM   #3
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I have booted up again and Firefox has gone completely. I am new to openSUSE as I mainly use ubuntu so where will I find xterm (or konsole). I have found Terminal but what would I put in it.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 03:03 AM   #4
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konsole is the KDE terminal. You can use Alt-F2 and write in the popup window either "konsole" or "xterm" (without the quotes) to bring up a terminal.
Anyway from the terminal run
Code:
firefox
and see what you get.

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Old 09-18-2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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you can get to the terminal in kde by going to system > terminals
 
Old 09-18-2010, 05:22 AM   #6
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Could not find compatible GRE between version 1.9.2.6 and 1.9.2.6.

Firefox has appeared again but that is all.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 05:33 AM   #7
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I found this but its on ubuntu.

http://blog.mymediasystem.net/uncate...u-810-upgrade/

It might work for you as well.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 07:48 AM   #8
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Did not work jmc1987 and of course I did not use the sudo as I used the openSUSE promt but thanks for the reply.
 
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Maybe this post could be of help with your problem.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 10:49 AM   #10
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I hope I am doing this correctly.

bero@linux-l264:~> xulrunner-1.9 --register-global
If 'xulrunner-1.9' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf xulrunner-1.9
bero@linux-l264:~> /etc/gre.d/gre.conf
bash: /etc/gre.d/gre.conf: No such file or directory
bero@linux-l264:~> /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.4/application.ini
bash: /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.4/application.ini: No such file or directory
bero@linux-l264:~>
 
Old 09-18-2010, 11:03 AM   #11
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doesn't look like xulrunner is installed so that may not be the issue. Try just reinstalling firefox
 
Old 09-18-2010, 11:05 AM   #12
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You should become root running:
Code:
su -
and giving the root password
After that run:
Code:
rpm -qa |grep xulrunner
. Note the xulrunner version and use the same in /usr/lib/firefox/application.ini.
Before editing the file it's always good practice to make a backup
Code:
cp /usr/lib/firefox/application.ini /usr/lib/firefox/application.ini.bak
in case something goes wrong

Regards
 
Old 09-19-2010, 01:17 AM   #13
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Firefox is now working, about 24 hours after installing I saw a red icon on the bottom bar, I had not seen this before and it was big enough so it had not been there until I saw it. I clicked on it as it was informing me of updates and I saw at least 2 were concerning Firefox with 17 in total and after the download was complete Firefox worked and is still working.

Thank you all for the replies.
 
  


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