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Old 01-25-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Problem with firefox and realplay

I have just installed SuSE 9.2 on my laptop and the install went perfect. I then went to install a program called neutrino for connecting up to a creative zen jukebox. But I think I have changed something vital. I am quite new to Linux so am having a few problems with it. Here is the message when I try to start firefox as root or as another user. It was working fine at first but now:

linux:~ # firefox
/opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/firefox-bin: symbol lookup error: /opt/gnome/lib/ undefined symbol: g_get_application_name
linux:~ #

The same occurs when I try to start up realplay:

linux:~ # realplay
/root/RealPlayer/realplay.bin: symbol lookup error: /opt/gnome/lib/ undefined symbol: g_get_application_name
linux:~ #

If I switch to a Root Console I get a different error:

linux:~ # firefox
DISPLAY empty or unusable
linux:~ #

And for Realplay:

linux:~ # realplay

** ERROR **: Unable to open display
/usr/bin/realplay: line 75: 12193 Aborted $REALPLAYBIN "$@"
linux:~ #

I thought it was something to do with Gnome (I use KDE) so I reinstalled it but still nothing. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 01-25-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
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I am not sure what the diffence between the first and the second attempt is, but I would assume, that the first was as normal user ?! I was getting confused because the prompt # indicates a root account.

So you seem to have a problem with libgdk. Maybe your neutrino installation has installed an incompatible version of this library. Try to find the name of the package that provides libgdk and refresh the installation.

The error messages from root console are as expected, as it is not possible to open X applications from normal terminal (it's a security feature). You may try it again via ssh or use the trick that is provided here:
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Found the problem, somewhere along the lines I reset my LD_CONFIG_PATH variable and also my PATH_CONFIG_VARIABLE, . HEY IM NEW TO THIS!!! Thanks for the help
Old 02-13-2005, 03:17 PM   #4
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I have exactly the same problem with the firefox (1.0 and SuSE 9.2). Can you or someone lese tell me how to get rid of that problem???

thx a lot


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