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Old 02-27-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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Mozilla Thunderbird Link Problem


Hi,

I recently downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird and whenever I click on a link inside a mail message (that should open a browser window) I get the following message:

'Application "galeon-bin" (process 10009) has crashed
due to a fatal error. (Segmentation fault)'

So i can never open browser windows through thunderbird.

Is this a general problem or just mine, and if so does anybody know how
to fix this?

Thanks,
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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the error message says its galeons fault...
why not try using firefox ?
in my opinion the best web-browser ever.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer.

I am using firefox (it's great) i just didnt know that galeon is a browser. So your post made me realize that i have to change the default application that Mandrake starts when you click a hyperlink... which brings me to my next question: how do i set the default application

Thanks.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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wgat Desktop are you using ?
(probably KDE or GNOME)

if you are using KDE, Open konqueror by opening your Home directory, or typing konqueror in a command line.

then go through

'Settings --> Configure Konqueror -> File association's'
and find the web pages / html section and remove galeon from the program list, and add the location of firefox binary.

that should work for KDE.

If you are using GNOME, then i dont know, but its bound to be somthing similar.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 04:07 PM   #5
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Thunderbird doesn't have any hooks into KDE at the moment. You need to log into a Gnome session and go to Desktop Preferences> Advanced> Preferred Applications> Custom Web Browser and fill in the full /path/to/firefox/firefox %s
 
Old 02-27-2004, 06:13 PM   #6
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Great... that worked perfectly.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:33 AM   #7
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hmm...

new problem. If i click on a hyperlink that should open a browser window,
and my browser (firefox) is already open, instead of just opening a new window it gives me a profile selection dialogue.

That is, it starts the program again, without trying to just open a new window.

Does anybody know how to fix that?

Thanks
 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:28 AM   #8
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Try using a script to launch Firefox. The script can check if the program is already running http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...202#post615202
 
  


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