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Old 04-14-2005, 06:56 AM   #1
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Can't run Firefox or Opera..


I have Mandrake 10.1 Official / GNOME.

This is really buggin' me, I can't run either of them. I've installed them through rpmdrake and they showed up in the web browser category, in the "start menu". But when I click one of them, it just goes to the taskbar, and it says Starting <application> and 5 seconds later it just shuts down. No I don't wanna say Galeon or Epiphany are bad browsers, but its essential that I can use mouse gestures. Can't live without em'. On opera they are integrated and on Firefox they come as an extension.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 07:04 AM   #2
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Try opening a console and running them with a command "firefox" or "opera". It should kick out some messages, post them and we can see what the problem is.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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[me@localhost me]$ firefox
-bash: firefox: command not found

On Menudrake, the command is: /usr/bin/mozffremote

I typed that to the terminal and I also typed only " mozffremote" , but neither doesn't do anything.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 07:27 AM   #4
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In the console, type whereis firefox or slocate firefox - that will give you the full path to firefox. Then type in the full path in a console and let us know the result.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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[me@localhost me]$ whereis firefox
firefox:
[me@localhost me]$ slocate firefox
-bash: slocate: command not found
 
Old 04-14-2005, 08:34 AM   #6
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okaaaaay..........try:
whereis mozilla-firefox
as root (via su) slocate mozilla-firefox - to do this, you may need to run updatedb as root first (only root has the permission to do this)
 
Old 04-14-2005, 09:49 AM   #7
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Saw this one, but in FEDORA CORE 3: Did you do a complet update of your system, because I had that too, and after the update it did open...

I hope this helps
 
  


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