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Old 05-03-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Firefox fails after security update


Over the weekend i did a security update and now Firefox will not start. I've tried re-installing, removal and install etc. to no avail. When I start it from command line this is what i get

(Gecko:1472): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: file gobject.c: line 1579 (g_object_unref): assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

Anyone else have this prob? someting was broken here, or corrupted. I've done a search for th gobject.c file but i didn't find one for Suse.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 07:57 AM   #2
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that file, gobject.c is the reference to the original source file, not a real file you have. Sorry to possibly go all "windowsy" but have you tried nuking your old profile? or at least move it elsewhere temporarily. also how did you run this update? normally it's a lot cleaner to upgrade it via your distro's packaging system, ie.. Yast for you, rather that firefox installing itself.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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Take a look at:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-41751.html

which may give you a clue at least--or maybe even a solution.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 01:55 PM   #4
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THANK YOU!!

the linuxforums link did the trick.

It seems to be a qt prob, being fearfull as i am instead of deleating the .qt folder in my home directory i renamed it and tried to start firefox and BINGO up it came. of corse it didn't follow my appearance theme so i moved all the files (except the ones with .lock extention) in the old .qt file to the new one and tried again... and all was as it was in normal land.

BTW, it created new files with the .lock extention so i assume the easiest way might be to just delete those.

ps. Acid, it was updated using the suse updater/watcher ,it checks for security updates from suse.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 02:05 PM   #5
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Deleting lock files can often solve problems, too. I do it FREQUENTLY. As long as there's only one user, I think it's safe. I feel sure it would NOT be safe on a network.
 
  


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