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Dinithion 11-14-2012 04:58 PM

Firefox problems after upgrade to 16.0.2
 
I just upgraded firefox and things got borked.

For instance, when I open the save file dialog or open file dialog, this is what it looks like:
http://imgur.com/emNsS

And also flash is not working. Flash said I had to upgrade to the latest version. So I upgraded to alien-bobs package dated 11. November, but still no luck. When I go into about:plugins, flash isn't there.

Am I the only one experiencing problems after the upgrade? That is suspect..

markush 11-14-2012 05:56 PM

Do you have a full installation of Slackware?

What happens when you open firefox as another user? (or when you delete the profile for firefox in your homedirektory ~/.firefox ?
Instead of deleting the profile you can simply rename it and then open firefox which will then create a new profile.

Markus

Dinithion 11-14-2012 06:07 PM

Well, that did the trick with flash, but the characters are still squares.

markush 11-14-2012 06:15 PM

First thought was that there are fonts missing, therefore I asked if you have a full install of Slackware. Could you set your locales (temporarily) to en_US? Are you using UTF-8?

We have a new page about localization at SlackDocs: http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:localization

When you set LANG=en_US without UTF-8, what happens with firefox? you can simply in a terminal
Code:

export LANG=en_US
firefox

does this change anything? Firefox will then temporarily run with another locale.

Markus

Dinithion 11-15-2012 02:59 AM

Ops, forgot to answer that questions.
Yes, I have a full installation. I tried to use en_US with no change. Though starting from console reviled this error.

Quote:

(firefox:4603): Pango-CRITICAL **: No modules found:
No builtin or dynamically loaded modules were found.
PangoFc will not work correctly.
This probably means there was an error in the creation of:
'/etc/pango/pango.modules'
You should create this file by running:
pango-querymodules > '/etc/pango/pango.modules'

(firefox:4603): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='common'

(firefox:4603): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='latin'
I tried doing this pango-querymodules > '/etc/pango/pango.modules' but still didn't fix the problem, but I would guess this is the root cause of the error.

Petri Kaukasoina 11-15-2012 03:29 AM

During boot, /etc/rc.d/rc.M runs /usr/bin/update-pango-querymodules. It builds pango.modules in /etc/pango/i486-slackware-linux or /etc/pango/x86_64-slackware-linux.

markush 11-15-2012 07:34 AM

Do you have a fresh install of Slackware-14 or current? or did you upgrade? did you use slackpkg to keep your system up to date? I ask because I suspect that there are packages (maybe pango) which don't fit to the recent version of Firefox.

Markus

Dinithion 11-15-2012 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Petri Kaukasoina (Post 4829828)
During boot, /etc/rc.d/rc.M runs /usr/bin/update-pango-querymodules. It builds pango.modules in /etc/pango/i486-slackware-linux or /etc/pango/x86_64-slackware-linux.

Aah, yes. I have that folder, and a diff between that file and the file I generated shows nothing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by markush
Do you have a fresh install of Slackware-14 or current? or did you upgrade? did you use slackpkg to keep your system up to date? I ask because I suspect that there are packages (maybe pango) which don't fit to the recent version of Firefox.

Markus

It's a fresh full installation of slackware-14 and upgraded the way I always upgrade, slackpkg update followed by slackpkg upgrade-all. Yeah I know the docs say install-new first and clean-system after, but I've got a bad habit of not doing this. Did it now though, after it didn't work, but of no help.

Dinithion 11-28-2012 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Petri Kaukasoina (Post 4829828)
During boot, /etc/rc.d/rc.M runs /usr/bin/update-pango-querymodules. It builds pango.modules in /etc/pango/i486-slackware-linux or /etc/pango/x86_64-slackware-linux.

This actually worked. Thank you. I discovered it today when I restarted X. That doesn't happen very often :P

Flash though. I thought the problem was fixed, but it wasn't.

I now have a clean ~/.mozilla folder. I've tried SBo flash, alienbobs flash and manual install. Either way the outcome is the same. It does not work, and it doesn't show in about:plugins.

I've googled and tried various things for two hours without success.


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