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greythorne 11-29-2004 04:23 AM

issues with firefox?
Hi there i have this issues and dont understand what it means and how to solve it.

i issued the firefox in a terminal to start the program but the below error is was i got

btw i have firefox install.

amin@darkstar:~$ firefox

(process:3820): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.

(process:3820): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!

(firefox-bin:3820): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

any idea what i should do?


slackaddict 11-29-2004 07:03 AM

Try running "firefox -P" from an xterm. This will open the profile manager, try creating a new profile and using firefox with that.

I had the same problem on debian and I eventually solved it like that but you may need to try a few different settings in the profile manager first :D

Good luck....

Wells 11-29-2004 07:29 AM

The Gtk Warning concerning Locale isn't all that big a deal....that has to do with location and language settings, and it is falling back to a default from what it looks like.

the rest looks like you are trying to run Firefox from a login that is not authorized to open X-sessions on that console. This can happen if you have logged in as a user, then su-ed to root or another user, then tried to start firefox. One way to counteract this for testing purposes would be to issue the command xhost +localhost, which will allow any X-program to launch that is started from that local machine.

greythorne 11-29-2004 11:23 PM

well i ran firefox as a normal user in icewm in a terminal and it gave me this problem. did not get this problem with FC3 though!

anything i need to be aware of?


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