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Old 02-03-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dropline GNOME and Firefox


Hey everybody,

after read thread, here at LinuxQuestions about using dropline gnome, I've decided to try it with my Slackware 12. So I've downloaded the package dropline-installer-2.20-i686-1dl.tgz, and market to install everything. Everything is apparently working fine. I've found one issue with my firefox. After upgrade, dropline remove the synbolic link from /usr/lib/firefox, and in this place it installed the firefox software. In /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.11 it put only the pluggin directory. All my firefox customizations was lost!!!.... I've decided to move on and reinstalled all plugins and themes... After worket, I shutdown the system... when I turned it on again, my surprise... firefox started as it has just installed, without any customization and with the two tabs, one decribing the firefox news and the other with dropline...

Does anyone has any idea about how to solve this??? I've tried to remove firefox and resintalled, but without success. Every time I start my system, firefox starts as a new installed software.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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I just built a new system and finished installing it this morning. I also noticed the same thing happening to me.
When i was in xfce, and open firefox both welcome pages would open. If i didn't close them, closed firefox and logged out then logged back in and restarted firefox two more would open on top of already having the other 2.
I have now installed gnomeslackbuild and have the latest firefox build but it still does it and i have no clue why.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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What happens if you just untar the official binary files from Mozilla in you home directory and run them (cd into that directory and ./firefox)? Do you have the same problem of it looking like it is just been installed?

If it does, then try it again, but this time run firefox -P, create a new profile, and select it.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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I think i figured out my problem. Since i had just finished installing Slack I was configuring xorg and using firefox to download some some drivers.. check my mail etc. etc. well i did a xserver restart instead of log off. so i think what was happening was that firefox kept saving my session but wasn't remembering that i had already opened it for the first time because it wasn't shut down properly.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 10:42 PM   #5
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As far as I'm aware, installing a plugin (and possible .xpt) is simply sticking the .so file into the plugins (things like flash and acroread) directory so it should also still see those, at least. I also believe that firefox is built so that it can handle unexpected shutdowns without losing your settings (in general).

Is it possible that you ran it as a different user (ie ran startx as root)?
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
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so i think what was happening was that firefox kept saving my session but wasn't remembering that i had already opened it for the first time because it wasn't shut down properly.
I used to hate this behavior but I love it now. If your in the middle of a trouble shooting session via google and kill the xserver, you get all your pages back later. I purposefully kill firefox uncleanly now to specifically use this feature...
 
Old 02-06-2008, 03:06 AM   #7
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In other words, Firefox is working like it's supposed to.

It takes a little getting used to, but the new behaviour of Firefox to try to recover your session should you have accidentally blown up X or the whole system is very handy stuff indeed.

Last edited by evilDagmar; 02-06-2008 at 03:10 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 08:20 AM   #8
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Yea, it's a little hard to understand the OP but I don't think that is his problem..

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After upgrade, dropline remove the synbolic link from /usr/lib/firefox, and in this place it installed the firefox software. In /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.11 it put only the pluggin directory.
That doesn't sound right...
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:08 PM   #9
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No it isn't right, but it doesn't really matter as long as /usr/lib/firefox is or points to the newest version. Preferably it would be the latter and this is very easy to fix. However, I think the problem for the OP is something different.

@gr-martins
please let me know the results you get from running the test in my first post. This will determine if it is a global problem with firefox or just a profile problem.

@jong357 (and others who like the session stuff)
If you crash your session just so you can get it back you really really should check out the session manager extension.

I use it when I do research and I have 20 billion tabs open at once and I want to continue at a later date (right now I have about 12 named sessions to continue). It also gives you undo close capability for tabs and windows and you can set it so it automatically loads your last session at startup. It uses the builtin firefox session management so it doesn't interfere with anything, and ...as a bonus...it already works with Firefox 3!
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:14 PM   #10
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gr-martins
just another check...please show the output of

Code:
which firefox
and ...
Code:
readlink $(which firefox)
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:08 AM   #11
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Quote:
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Yea, it's a little hard to understand the OP but I don't think that is his problem..
Quote:
After upgrade, dropline remove the synbolic link from /usr/lib/firefox, and in this place it installed the firefox software. In /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.11 it put only the pluggin directory.
That doesn't sound right...
That would be the "hard to understand the OP" problem I suspect. Dropline's build of Firefox goes into /usr/lib/firefox and not an explicitly versioned directory so that between upgrades whatever plugins you installed don't up and disappear every time. This also makes building things that link to Firefox easier, because the headers are always in the same place, etc etc.

Last edited by evilDagmar; 02-07-2008 at 02:09 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 01:57 PM   #12
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Hey guys,

thanks for all support, but don't laugh!!! I've made a mistake. In the post that I've mentioned, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...others-574927/,
in the Spaceage Customizations, from Perry's post,

Quote:
none /home/perry/.thumbnails tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /home/perry/.gnome2/epiphany tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /root/.thumbnails tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /home/perry/.mozilla tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /root/.mozilla tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /root/.gnome2/epiphany tmpfs defaults 0 0

I've decided to copy and paste the suggestions to my fstab, so... my "new and organized report" didn't let me customize my firefox.

Just after a "unmounted" the .mozilla everything works fine.

Thanks again for all support

Gilcio
 
Old 02-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #13
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Yea... having something like
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none /home/perry/.mozilla tmpfs defaults 0 0
would most likely trash your firefox profile all the time since by default the profiles are under .mozilla/firefox

I don't think that was a good suggestion on Perry's part. If you want Firefox to clear its cache and whatnot after you are done browsing, just set the 'Clear Private Data' option to automatically happen at every browser close. You can pick what data (including the cache and history) that you want cleared. You can have this automatically set for all new profiles by modifying the default settings under the global firefox installation directory.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 05:28 PM   #14
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Yea, That is a bad idea.... As you've found out. If anything, you should have been mounting ~/.mozilla/firefox/<myprofilename>.default/Cache to tmpfs... Not your entire .mozilla directory.
 
  


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