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Old 10-16-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Firefox 3.5 Addons window won't go away in xwindows


Using RH 5 ES, this kernel: kernel-2.6.18-128.1.6.el5.x86_64.rpm

Had to cut out extra packages so this is using xwindows and no KDE/Gnome.
When I open VMware 2.0, and install the console plugin, the addons window does not have an 'X' or File/Close or anything to make it go away. This is a nuisance. Any ideas other than use a proper display manager?
 
Old 10-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Did you install Firefox in the original GUI? Which window manager are you now using? You may have to install Firefox again so it is properly linked to the window manager. It sounds like it needs stuff which has been removed, to get the window buttons.
 
Old 10-19-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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Did you install Firefox in the original GUI? Which window manager are you now using? You may have to install Firefox again so it is properly linked to the window manager. It sounds like it needs stuff which has been removed, to get the window buttons.
My mistake, I am using Firefox 3.0.14
This is probably a backup image of my initial install of firefox to this system. I will make a cleaner install and see if the problem is there on that instance as well.

Our window manager is just plain xdm I guess.
 
Old 10-19-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
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I think we figured out our problem. We were using some customized .xinitrc and .twmrc.0 files to prevent users from opening any windows except the VMware MUI. We have since bumped from VMware 1.0.9 to 2.0.1 so we use the firefox browser for users to interface. The .twrmc.0 file had this:
"Twm" f.title
#"Iconify" f.iconify
#"Resize" f.resize
#"Move" f.move
#"Raise" f.raise
#"Lower" f.lower
#"" f.nop
#"Focus" f.focus
#"Unfocus" f.unfocus
#"Show Iconmgr" f.showiconmgr
#"Hide Iconmgr" f.hideiconmgr
#"" f.nop
#"Xterm" f.exec "exec xterm &"
#"" f.nop
#"Kill" f.destroy
#"Delete" f.delete
#"" f.nop
#"Restart" f.restart
"Exit" f.quit
}
So we couldn't use the delete command to close the addons window. We just added that (delete) back to the menu since it is not very harmful to have just power to close any window.
 
  


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