Mozilla 1.7 - No File Save / File Open dialogs on Slackware 10.0
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To the best of my recollection, Mozilla uses GTK for Open\Save windows. Not sure this info would help though.
"What I would try"(tm) is Install FireFox from mozilla.org and see if the same windows work there.
- If they dont - you have some kind of dependancy issue. Something to do with GTK\GNOME perhaps.
- If open\save windows DO appear in FireFox - the problem is within Mozilla 1.7
I had the same problem too. I don't know how to fix the problem. On the stock package. I tried
upgradepkg --reinstall mozilla
. It just didn't work.
But what did work is that I download mozilla 1.7 from www.mozilla.org (not the installer version) And I untar it to /opt/mozilla (your preference). And have the launcher link to /opt/mozilla/mozilla (if I am not mistaken). This FIXED the prob. And never return again. Oh, do remember to link your plugins from the original installation. Becareful with java. Don't install a new java plugin version unless you know what you are doing.
Due to security fixes, an updated Mozilla 1.7.2 is now available for Slackware 10. Located under patches/packages/, it's actually a complete replacement package.
But this Slackware update came out before they received my bug report, so it may have the same lack of File Open / Save dialogs, when run on stock Slackware 10 installed from scratch.
We have a slow dial-up connection, and I already have Mozilla's stock 1.7.2 running. But if the update works, I would download it in order have the standard distro, and to be able to update more easily next time.
Can anyone please confiirm that the File dialogs work in the updated package under Slackware 10.0 ?
Has anyone tested File Open / Save dialogs in Slackware's 1.7.2 update from "patches/packages/," on Slackware 10 installed from scratch?
I suspect that my problem was a dependency in Slackware's Mozilla 1.7 package, and the bug may have been avoided / resolved on systems upgraded from Slackware 9.1.
My only issue was with File Open / Save dialogs -- other dialogs, like Edit / Preferences, opened ok.
However, I did not test Download Mgr due to lack of a File Save dialog. And I _had_ run Galeon as root before noticing the bug with Mozilla 1.7. So I just rechecked, and found that Galeon will _not_ run now that the stock Mozilla 1.7 has been uninstalled. But Mozilla's own 1.7.2 binary still works fine after the Galeon failure, including Download Manager and the File Open / Save dialogs.
I would still prefer to go with Slackware's update of Mozilla 1.7.2, if someone can confirm that the File dialogs work on Slackware 10 installed from scratch.