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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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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 aboutlugins, flash isn't there.

Am I the only one experiencing problems after the upgrade? That is suspect..
 
Old 11-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Well, that did the trick with flash, but the characters are still squares.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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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
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export LANG=en_US
firefox
does this change anything? Firefox will then temporarily run with another locale.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:59 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 03:29 AM   #6
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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.
 
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:34 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Petri Kaukasoina View Post
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.
 
Old 11-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Petri Kaukasoina View Post
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 aboutlugins.

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


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