Oh boy oh boy.....
After a lot of google searching and forum searching I'm still lost on this one.
Out of the blue one day, my firefox installation ceased to continue to work. What could have possibly cause this, I don't know in the slightest. I turned my machine back on one morning and firefox was no longer there for me. :(
Staringly Mozilla still runs perfectly (Version:)
% mozilla --version
Mozilla 1.7.13, Copyright (c) 2003-2004 mozilla.org, build 200604171
As does Thunderbird (Version: )
% thunderbird --version
Thunderbird 188.8.131.52, Copyright (c) 2005 mozilla.org
But Firefox (Version: )
% /usr/bin/firefox --version
Mozilla Firefox 184.108.40.206, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2006 mozilla.org
Will no longer work. This first started a release prior to 2.0 beta.
Here's some information for you all
% glib-config --version
% Xorg -version
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.13 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux darklair 220.127.116.11 #5 PREEMPT Thu Jun 29 14:07:06 EDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 11 September 2005
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Here's the complete error I get with firefox (installed from http://slackware.mirrors.easynews.co...0.5-i686-1.tgz
The program 'firefox-bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
(Details: serial 1058 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
What I've tried to do to fix it has been this:
Remove everything related to mozilla or firefox. I removed all directories that mozilla or firefox resided in (~/.mozilla/, /usr/share/, /usr/bin, etc). I then installed from package Mozilla and ran it. That still runs. Firefox installed from package still doesn't run.
(added kde information)
I typically use Fluxbox 1.0r3, NOT logging in with KDM.
I tried using KDM and then loading a kde session and firefox will run. I then tried using KDM and loading a Fluxbox session and Firefox will run. ?
My .xinitrc looks like this when using startx:
exec xmms -p&
Finally, The only plugin I have installed is: java. about
:config says this:
File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_06
That did work on Firefox when Firefox was working.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and can offer some assistance?