Very strange Firefox problem
After updating firefox from 3.0.x to 3.5.1, it wouldn't start and I would get this message: "Could not find compatible GRE between version 1.9.1 and 1.9.1". From past experience this told me that the firefox and xulrunner were out of sync. So I went ahead and removed both packages and re-installed using zypper.
Ok, so now firefox will start but all I get is a blank page/tab with the title "Untitled". That's it. No other messages. If I open another tab, I get the same thing. Below is a list of things I've tried to solve this problem, in no particular order:
- shutdown firewall.
- uninstall and re-install firefox using zypper.
- delete /home/<user>/.firefox
- kick pc
None of those worked. What I finally did do was download the tarball directly from firefox.com and installed that in my home directory. When I fired that up, it worked. The web pages load fine.
I'm still not sure why the packages provided by opensuse won't work, but I can eliminate the firewall and my local configuration (.firefox) as culprits.
I'm guessing when I remove the packages using zypper, I'm not completely removing it. I might be missing a package or too. Here's the list of packages that I removed:
Is there a cleaner way to remove firefox? Please let me know. Other thoughts and advice would also be welcomed. Thanks.