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Old 02-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Firefox Wont Open in Openbox on Arch

I have just recently installed Arch and I decided to go with Openbox as a stand-alone desktop. Unfortunately I am having some trouble getting it to work as it should.

Currently I have Openbox, Arch, SLiM and Tint2 all updated to it's newest versions.

My exact procedure:
Turn on computer, log into my user account in command-line, type "sudo slim", log into my user account in SLiM, right click desktop, Internet>>Firefox.

The result is literally nothing. No msgbox saying it doesn't exist like when I click something like Nautilus -- which I don't actually have. I also checked "ps -A | grep firefox" nothing showed up. I can fairly safely conclude that it just does nothing.

I also tried "firefox" in the xterm, which says "firefox: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: 9-satalist_get_data"

The above error is also shown when I cd to /usr/lib/firefox and run "firefox" (with and without sudo).

Does anyone know what might be wrong? I have a feeling I configured something wrong, as the Openbox wiki is quite vague in configuration and installation instructions. Does anyone know of a link that provide much more thorough instructions?

Thanks for reading, please share if you have any input at all.

EDIT: I installed and tested Thunar on Openbox too. It, also doesn't open, but gives no error. Only xterm seems to be working at the moment.

Last edited by Vorsaykal; 02-03-2012 at 03:00 PM.
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You might try updating glib and gtk.


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