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Old 11-24-2002, 03:20 PM   #1
pmcmorri
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Mozilla crashes on startup


Here's the problem,

Everytime I run mozilla it opens a window and then closes right away. Thats about all I know. It just started doing that while I was at a google page looking browsing and hasn't worked since. Other users on the system don't have this problem. Just me. If there are error logs and such that I should be looking at, I don't know where they are.

I've tried deleting my .mozilla directory and starting over but the problem remains.

I haven't done anything wierd yet to my knowledge. I'm running a fresh, very standard redhat 8.0 install.


If anyone knows what this problem is or at least can help me troubleshoot it to find exactly what causes this and how to fix it, please let me know. Help would be greatly appreciated.


Patrick
 
Old 11-24-2002, 03:28 PM   #2
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Can you run this from a terminal to see what happens? Open up a term (whatever you prefer) and then run:
mozilla

See what the output is, there might be an error message right there, no log file hunting

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Old 11-24-2002, 03:59 PM   #3
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Nope, nothing at all. No error messages in the console.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 04:18 PM   #4
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So it just goes:
$mozilla
$

Nothing after that at all???

That's VERY odd... What distro are you running, and can you run other browsers?

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Old 11-25-2002, 03:21 PM   #5
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As I said earlier, I am running redhat 8.0

This problem also happened on redhat 7.3.

No, I haven't tried other browsers, I think that is unrelated. This browser even works for other users. Just not me. I have even tried taking their settings but nothing happens.


Patrick
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:31 PM   #6
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I have the same problem. I do not know what causes it.

However, it seems related to the internet history. When I cleared the default page, internet history, and address bar history, it let me open and use it fine.

I also have a fresh install.

???

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Old 07-31-2003, 09:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for the Post,

I think I did figure mine out though. The problem wasn't mozilla per se but I had misconfigured my network settings and the internal loopback address wouln't work correctly. I think you could use localhost to open ports to the local machine but using my own host name wouln't actually come back correctly. Mozilla didn't like that and didn't handle it well. Once I fixed that problem, the browser problem never showed up again. Though I didn't actually prove these two were related. I'll keep your suggestion in mind. =)


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