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Old 06-26-2010, 05:15 AM   #1
BrutalMusic
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Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 64-bit
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upgradepkg worked; now Firefox won't start


Edit: This problem started when I accidentally used a 64-bit package to upgrade my 32-bit system.



Hi, all. Thanks in advance for your help!

I upgraded Firefox, and now it won't start. I don't know where to find any relevant error messages. How do I figure out what's wrong?

I downloaded the Firefox update from ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar..._slack13.0.txz and installed it with the command
Code:
su -c "upgradepkg mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz"
The result was as follows:

Code:
+==============================================================================
| Upgrading mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1 package using ./mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1.txz
+==============================================================================

Pre-installing package mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1...

Removing package /var/log/packages/mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1-upgraded-2010-06-26,02:47:09...
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WARNING: Unique directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/ contains new files

Verifying package mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1.txz.
Installing package mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1.txz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# mozilla-firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web browser)
#
# This project is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component written
# using the XUL user interface language.  Firefox empowers you to
# browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other
# browser.
#
# Visit the Mozilla Firefox project online:
#   http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
#
Executing install script for mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1.txz.
Package mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1.txz installed.

Package mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1 upgraded with new package ./mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1.txz.
I started up fluxbox and selected firefox from the menu, and there was no response. I have attached a capture of the command entered in xterm. Here is the output for
Code:
ps -e
Code:
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:00 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3 ?        00:00:00 migration/0
    4 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
    5 ?        00:00:00 migration/1
    6 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/1
    7 ?        00:00:00 events/0
    8 ?        00:00:00 events/1
    9 ?        00:00:00 work_on_cpu/0
   10 ?        00:00:00 work_on_cpu/1
   11 ?        00:00:00 khelper
  183 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/0
  184 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/1
  186 ?        00:00:00 kacpid
  187 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_notify
  290 ?        00:00:00 ata/0
  291 ?        00:00:00 ata/1
  292 ?        00:00:00 ata_aux
  293 ?        00:00:00 ksuspend_usbd
  299 ?        00:00:00 khubd
  302 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
  330 ?        00:00:00 khpsbpkt
  361 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
  362 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
  363 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
  410 ?        00:00:00 aio/0
  411 ?        00:00:00 aio/1
  428 ?        00:00:00 nfsiod
  437 ?        00:00:00 jfsIO
  438 ?        00:00:00 jfsCommit
  439 ?        00:00:00 jfsCommit
  440 ?        00:00:00 jfsSync
  447 ?        00:00:00 xfs_mru_cache
  448 ?        00:00:00 xfslogd/0
  449 ?        00:00:00 xfslogd/1
  450 ?        00:00:00 xfsdatad/0
  451 ?        00:00:00 xfsdatad/1
  452 ?        00:00:00 glock_workqueue
  453 ?        00:00:00 glock_workqueue
 1191 ?        00:00:00 scsi_tgtd/0
 1192 ?        00:00:00 scsi_tgtd/1
 1206 ?        00:00:00 iscsi_eh
 1215 ?        00:00:00 fc_rport_eq
 1216 ?        00:00:00 fcoethread/0
 1217 ?        00:00:00 fcoethread/1
 1292 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
 1295 ?        00:00:01 scsi_eh_3
 1319 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_4
 1322 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_5
 1336 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_6
 1341 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_7
 1346 ?        00:00:00 exec-osm/0
 1347 ?        00:00:00 exec-osm/1
 1353 ?        00:00:00 block-osm/0
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Last edited by BrutalMusic; 06-27-2010 at 03:51 AM. Reason: Added the first line to better describe the problem.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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I'm going to guess that something got hosed either on the download or the install. If I were in your shoes, I'd use removepkg to uninstall firefox and then install a newly downloaded version. Be sure to check the md5sum to see that the download didn't get garbled. By the way, you may want to consider using slackpkg to do your updates. It automatically checks that the download is good.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 02:54 AM   #3
BrutalMusic
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Thanks for your quick response, Hangdog.

Summary: I uninstalled the updated version, installed an older version, and I'm still having the same problem -- Firefox doesn't start.

Hopefully it's irrelevant, but before I updated Firefox, I also updated bind with the file at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar..._slack13.0.txz



The details on what I've done since my last post:

I checked the md5sum on the aforementioned file mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz as well as on the install file for a previous version, downloaded from http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...5.2-i686-1.txz. All the md5sums look good.

I used the command su -c "removepkg mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz" and got the following output:

Code:
Removing package /var/log/packages/mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-i686-1...
Removing files:
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  --> Deleting /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/run-mozilla.sh
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/ no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/amazondotcom.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/answers.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/creativecommons.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/eBay.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/google.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/wikipedia.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/searchplugins/yahoo.xml no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> Deleting /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/update.locale
  --> Deleting /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/updater
  --> Deleting /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/updater.ini
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/updates/ no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/updates/0/ no longer exists. Skipping.
  --> Deleting /usr/share/applications/mozilla-firefox.desktop
  --> Deleting /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/plugins/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/icons/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/dictionaries/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/defaults/profile/chrome/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/defaults/profile/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/defaults/pref/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/defaults/autoconfig/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/defaults/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/components/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/chrome/icons/default/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/chrome/icons/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/chrome/
  --> Deleting empty directory /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.4/
Then I used the command su -c "installpkg mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1.txz" and got the following output:

Code:
Verifying package mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1.txz.
Installing package mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1.txz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# mozilla-firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web browser)
#
# This project is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component written
# using the XUL user interface language.  Firefox empowers you to
# browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other
# browser.
#
# Visit the Mozilla Firefox project online:
#   http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
#
Executing install script for mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1.txz.
Package mozilla-firefox-3.5.2-i686-1.txz installed.
I'm still getting the same lack of response when I try to start Firefox from within fluxbox. I've tried opening it in blackbox as well -- same lack of response.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 03:04 AM   #4
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Hmm, that's embarrassing, and likely how this mess started...

The file I used for the initial upgradepkg was mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz. I'm running on 32-bit Slackware 13.0.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 04:18 AM   #5
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I tried updating Firefox with slackpkg. The upgrade command found that I had "a broken /var/log/packages - with two versions of the same package" -- I had two versions of Adobe acrobat installed. After removing the older version, slackpkg updated firefox.

Firefox still doesn't open.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 06:20 AM   #6
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The file I used for the initial upgradepkg was mozilla-firefox-3.6.4-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz. I'm running on 32-bit Slackware 13.0.
Well, that would certainly would explain why Firefox wasn't running.

Quote:
I tried updating Firefox with slackpkg. The upgrade command found that I had "a broken /var/log/packages - with two versions of the same package" -- I had two versions of Adobe acrobat installed. After removing the older version, slackpkg updated firefox.

Firefox still doesn't open.

I'd take a look at your packages and make sure you don't have any other 64 bit packages installed by mistake (ls /var/log/packages | grep 64). I'd also try starting firefox from the command line and see if it complains about anything.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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That's odd. I believe you should get some kind of error when you tried to run a 64bit program on a 32bit system. I'm sure I recall correctly, but I tried something similar and thought I got some executable error of some sort.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 01:48 PM   #8
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Dinithion:

I guess it's subject to the package one is installing. I'm happy to hear that at least some of the packages warn about this. But I expect I won't have the chance to make the same mistake if I use slackpkg from here on out.


Hangdog:

That's the only 64-bit package that I've installed. ls /var/log/packages|grep 64 yielded only xf86-video-mach64-6.8.2-i486-1.

I tried the commands firefox and /usr/bin/firefox in an xterm window within fluxbox, with no response. I have attached a screencap of that. Afterward, I typed ps -e, which shows that there aren't any instances of firefox running as a result:

Code:
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:00 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3 ?        00:00:00 migration/0
    4 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
    5 ?        00:00:00 migration/1
    6 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/1
    7 ?        00:00:00 events/0
    8 ?        00:00:00 events/1
    9 ?        00:00:00 work_on_cpu/0
   10 ?        00:00:00 work_on_cpu/1
   11 ?        00:00:00 khelper
  183 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/0
  184 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/1
  186 ?        00:00:00 kacpid
  187 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_notify
  290 ?        00:00:00 ata/0
  291 ?        00:00:00 ata/1
  292 ?        00:00:00 ata_aux
  293 ?        00:00:00 ksuspend_usbd
  299 ?        00:00:00 khubd
  302 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
  330 ?        00:00:00 khpsbpkt
  361 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
  362 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
  363 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
  410 ?        00:00:00 aio/0
  411 ?        00:00:00 aio/1
  428 ?        00:00:00 nfsiod
  437 ?        00:00:00 jfsIO
  438 ?        00:00:00 jfsCommit
  439 ?        00:00:00 jfsCommit
  440 ?        00:00:00 jfsSync
  447 ?        00:00:00 xfs_mru_cache
  448 ?        00:00:00 xfslogd/0
  449 ?        00:00:00 xfslogd/1
  450 ?        00:00:00 xfsdatad/0
  451 ?        00:00:00 xfsdatad/1
  452 ?        00:00:00 glock_workqueue
  453 ?        00:00:00 glock_workqueue
 1191 ?        00:00:00 scsi_tgtd/0
 1192 ?        00:00:00 scsi_tgtd/1
 1206 ?        00:00:00 iscsi_eh
 1215 ?        00:00:00 fc_rport_eq
 1216 ?        00:00:00 fcoethread/0
 1217 ?        00:00:00 fcoethread/1
 1292 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
 1295 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_3
 1319 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_4
 1322 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_5
 1336 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_6
 1341 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_7
 1346 ?        00:00:00 exec-osm/0
 1347 ?        00:00:00 exec-osm/1
 1353 ?        00:00:00 block-osm/0
 1354 ?        00:00:00 block-osm/1
 1364 ?        00:00:00 knodemgrd_0
 1408 ?        00:00:00 kstriped
 1410 ?        00:00:00 ksnapd
 1414 ?        00:00:00 hid_compat
 1440 ?        00:00:00 rpciod/0
 1441 ?        00:00:00 rpciod/1
 1447 ?        00:00:00 kjournald2
 1474 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_8
 1475 ?        00:00:00 usb-storage
 1512 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 2814 ?        00:00:00 hd-audio0
 2818 ?        00:00:00 phy0
 3052 ?        00:00:00 kjournald2
 3053 ?        00:00:00 kjournald2
 3057 ?        00:00:00 mount.ntfs-3g
 3100 ?        00:00:00 syslogd
 3104 ?        00:00:00 klogd
 3153 ?        00:00:00 dhcpcd
 3227 ?        00:00:00 inetd
 3241 ?        00:00:00 sshd
 3248 ?        00:00:00 acpid
 3259 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
 3264 ?        00:00:00 hald
 3265 ?        00:00:00 hald-runner
 3293 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-inpu
 3297 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi
 3298 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
 3300 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
 3302 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
 3304 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
 3314 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
 3338 ?        00:00:00 crond
 3340 ?        00:00:00 atd
 3384 ?        00:00:00 gpm
 3386 tty1     00:00:00 bash
 3387 tty2     00:00:00 agetty
 3388 tty3     00:00:00 agetty
 3389 tty4     00:00:00 agetty
 3390 tty5     00:00:00 agetty
 3391 tty6     00:00:00 agetty
 3419 tty1     00:00:00 startx
 3435 tty1     00:00:00 xinit
 3436 tty7     00:00:11 X
 3448 tty1     00:00:00 fluxbox
 3473 ?        00:00:00 mozilla
 3489 ?        00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
 3494 ?        00:00:39 seamonkey-bin
 3507 ?        00:00:00 xterm
 3509 pts/0    00:00:00 bash
 3601 pts/0    00:00:00 ps
I tried typing firefox into the terminal, and it didn't complain, either. No "Error: no display specified" or anything.

Thanks so much for the help you've already given!


I've been playing with slackpkg to see if updating the system might help.

First, I blacklisted kernel-modules, kernel-modules-smp, kernel-source, kernel-headers, kernel-generic, kernel-generic-smp, kernel-huge, kernel-huge-smp, openoffice.org, and lyx.

Then I used the command slackpkg remove firefox.

Then I used the command slackpkg clean-system, which didn't find anything to remove.

Then I ran slackpkg upgrade-all and chose to overwrite the old configuration files with the new ones.

Then I used slackpkg install-new, which installed Firefox.

Firefox still doesn't work, though.

Last edited by BrutalMusic; 06-27-2010 at 01:52 PM. Reason: Added info about typing firefox into terminal
 
Old 06-28-2010, 06:51 AM   #9
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That's the only 64-bit package that I've installed. ls /var/log/packages|grep 64 yielded only xf86-video-mach64-6.8.2-i486-1.
That isn't a 64 bit package, it just has 64 in the name. All of Slackware's 64 bit packages have x86_64 at the end of the package name.

Hm. Time to do a little fishing.

Look in ~/.mozilla/firefox and see if there are any crash reports.
In fact, you might just move or delete ~/.mozilla and see if that helps. It could be trying to start 64 bit firefox hosed something up. Be aware this would affect the customizations you did on all mozilla programs, so maybe renaming it is the safest thing for now.
If you enter which firefox in the console, what is returned?
If you start firefox by using that path (so use /path/to/firefox instead of just firefox) does anything change?
Did you do a full install of Slackware? Was it a clean install or an upgrade?
Is /usr/lib64 a directory on your system? If so, delete it and try again.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 02:01 PM   #10
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Ha! Success! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Hangdog!


In case anyone else makes this silly mistake, here's what fixed it:

I used userdel to delete a user account I don't use and deleted that account's folder from /home/. There is now only one user account remaining that I created on my system.

slocate shows that the only occurrence of '.mozilla/firefox' is within my user account.

I renamed ~/.mozilla/firefox/ to ~/.mozilla/firefox.bak/

I typed slackpkg remove firefox, then slackpkg update, then slackpkg install firefox, which installed version 3.6.6 (rather than 3.6.5, which was the current version a few days ago).


And in case anyone's interested, here are the answers to the other questions Hangdog posed:

The CrashReports folder offered up a txt file with a cryptic number. which firefox returned /usr/bin/firefox, and typing that into xterm got the usual lack of response. It was a full, clean install of Slackware 13.0, and I have not upgraded the kernel. /usr/lib64 was not on my system.

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