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Old 05-11-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Neither Browser will load


Have been running Mandriva 11.04 and it's been ok, but now neither my preferred Browser, Chrome, nor Firefox will load???

Any advice please?
Old 05-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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open firefox in the terminal and post the resulting error
Old 05-11-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for your interest. What's the command to open FF?
Old 05-11-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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Try to go to the directory of FF in the terminal then type in Firefox.exe or whatever the Firefox file is called.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:03 AM   #5
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$ firefox
Couldn't load XPCOM.
Old 05-11-2011, 11:20 AM   #6
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Try with Opera and check-in for result.
Old 05-11-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
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The XPCOM is, I believe, used by Mozilla-based browsers (Firefox, Google-chrome, Seamonkey, etc.) to access/implement JavaScript support. Here's an extract from the XPCOMUtils.jsm file:
 * Utilities for JavaScript components loaded by the JS component
 * loader.
 * Import into a JS component using
 * 'Components.utils.import("resource://gre/modules/XPCOMUtils.jsm");'
 * Exposing a JS 'class' as a component using these utility methods consists
 * of several steps:
 * 0. Import XPCOMUtils, as described above.
 * 1. Declare the 'class' (or multiple classes) implementing the component(s):
 *  function MyComponent() {
 *    // constructor
 *  }
 *  MyComponent.prototype = {
 *    // properties required for XPCOM registration:
 *    classDescription: "unique text description",
 *    classID:          Components.ID("{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}"),
 *    contractID:       ";1",
So, have you perchance disabled/unloaded Javascript support?


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