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Old 09-15-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
NSFrankenstein
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Why won't Firefox run after I've installed it?


Ok...I just tried to install firefox in Suse 9.1. I put it in /usr/mods and then ran the installer ./firefox-installer and it gave me this about 30 times:

(firefox-installer-bin:5414): Gtk-WARNING **: /opt/gnome/lib64/gtk-2.0/2.2.0/eng
ines/libqtpixmap.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

However, it still went into the installer. After I finished installing the program, I attempted to run it and it gave me this:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
(firefox-bin:5474): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Now...I tried this in su and my regular user and it did the same thing...I am a newbie at linux, so at this point I'm kinda stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and cheers!

I'm running Suse 9.1 Pro kernel 2.6.5-7.108-smp x86_64 if that helps anyone diagnose my problem...
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
MylesCLin
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Well, firstly, are the binaries you downloaded compatible with the architecture you're running?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
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You attempted to run it from an xterm, right?
And regarding the earlier error, sounds like a library problem. Hmmm.... this is interesting. Make sure you're trying to run the right executable. After installation, I found firefox in /usr/share/firefox/firefox

rjtucke
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:51 AM   #4
NSFrankenstein
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Doh! Yep...you're right... I guess I wasn't aware of that. It says:

Linux kernel - 2.2.14 with the following libraries or packages minimums:
# glibc 2.2.4
gtk+ - 1.2.0 ( 1.2.5 or greater preferred)
XFree86-3.3.6
Firefox has been tested on Red Hat Linux 8.0 and later

Oops...now I feel stupid. So this means that it won't work on my system, right? Sorry for the stupid post all...lol...Cheers!
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:55 AM   #5
NSFrankenstein
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I just checked for a /usr/share/firefox but it doesn't exist... I untarred and installed it in /usr/mods/firefox-installer and there is an executable in that directory called firefox.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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No no, the tested on doesn't mean it won't work... but you may have to do a little extra legwork to get it installed.
And re. latest post, ignore my /usr/share directory- that is a slackware vs. SuSE difference. Use your own directory intuition.

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