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Old 02-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
suna22
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firefox/sea monkey won't start on new install of slackware 11


Hi - thanks for taking the time to read this. I just did a fresh install of Slackware 11 on a Dell PowerEdge 2550 Server. Just for informational purporse, i had to pass the raid.s parameter to the Kernel, in order for it to recognize my raided scsi disks.

However, when i login and type startx, KDE starts fine. When I click firefox, i get the "hourglass mouse" (or whatever you want to call it), for about 30 seconds, then it goes away.

The same thing happens when i try and start Sea Monkey.

HOWEVER - KONQUERER works.

I did a fresh install of Slackware 11 on a Dell Optiplex GX 280, and everything is fine. (firefox and sea monkey and everything works fine)

I will close by saying that IMHO, Slackware is the finest Linux Distro on the market today. Super stable, reliable, very fast, etc. Kudos to Patrick!!!
 
Old 02-14-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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Open Konsole and type "firefox". Then tell us what messages you get.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 02:29 PM   #3
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what i get from the console

HI - thanks so much for the speedy reply.

When i go to /usr/bin and type firefox, i get the following output.

erorr while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: Cannot open shared object file - no such file or directory.

I did some research, and i found out that that file is part of the gtk2+1.2.10-i386-3.tgz package that is on the #1 disk of the Slackware install.

I recently installed slackware on another system, with no problems. However - when i was installing it on this server, i got a "fatal error" on a few of the packages when it was installing.

This could be due to the fact that some burned cd's do not work well in certain cd roms, etc. That is a known issue. This issue is beyond the scope of this thread.

However, i went to the Slackware Setup disc #1, and i copied the gtk2+1.2.10.i386-3.tgz file to my server. Since this is a "slackware package" (beacause it ends in .tgz), all i have to do is type
installpkg 2+1.2.10.i386-3.tgz to insatll it.

I have two questions. Where should i install this package to? I copied the .tgz file to /usr/local (for no apparent reason) I installed it there, tried to restart firefox, got the same error. I then rebooted the machine, and tried firefox again, and got the same error.

i tried using pkgtool to see what files were in the package and where they were installed to, but they were installed in lots of different places.

So where shold I install this package? Am i going about this the right way? Or am i way off base here?
 
Old 02-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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You don't have to wqorry about where to install it -pkgtool and the package content take care of that. You can install it from anywhere, CD or any place you put it on the hard drive.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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That shared library you are missing is part of gtk+2-2.8.20-i486-1.tgz, not gtk2+1.2.10.i386-3.tgz. Install that one.

Another thing - installpkg does not care where the .tgz file is. You can remove it after installation.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 08:54 AM   #6
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thanks so much!

Hi guys - thanks so much for the reply. Your solution worked!

I copied the other gtk package from the slackware install disc (i had to do this on a computer where the cdrom actually read all the content on the disc)

dumped it on an ftp server

pulled it back down to the server using kongurer/ftp

success!

Thanks again. This is why i love linuxquestions.org, and Linux period.
 
  


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