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Old 10-18-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
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firefox doesn't start, no error is outputted


i used to use firefox with no problems, but i wanted to use anjuta. so i installed anjuta rpm, then i had to install lots of gnome libs (i use fluxbox). after working with installing libs, suddenly firefox began not to start:



name@localhost:~/firefox-installer$ ./firefox
_



as u see no error is outputted, but firefox doesn't start.

user@localhost:~/firefox-installer$ ps -a
PID TTY TIME CMD
138 tty1 00:00:00 startx
149 tty1 00:00:00 xinit
153 tty1 00:00:00 fluxbox
295 pts/2 00:00:00 firefox
309 pts/2 00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
314 pts/2 00:00:00 firefox-bin
349 pts/2 00:00:00 ps
user@localhost:~/firefox-installer$

so firefox thinks it is working properly.

slack 9.1 on 2.4.22, fluxbox 0.9.9

where could the problem be ?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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Firefox stores it's files in following locations: an installation directory (e.g. /usr/local/firefox or where you installed it), /root/.mozilla and ~/.mozilla. Just try to delete them all, get a fresh copy of Firefox and install it as root. Start it as root for a first time (it starts automatically if you use an installer), then as user.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 08:15 AM   #3
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i have deleted all directories which contain any mozilla data that u told me, reinstalled firefox with the root, but the things are the same. (later i removed all firefox files and tried to install it with a regular user, not root)

i tried to run ./firefox --safe-mode , but nothing changed.

btw, after the installation firefox doesn't start (but it should automatically).

if i run ./firefox , nothing happens, but the procesess are started, and they are not killed after i press ^C in the console.

wtf ? what should i do ?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 11:28 AM   #4
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What firefox are you running? the 1.0 preview release? Perhaps just download and install an older version. Firefox didn't work with me until I got Xft working properly, which my Slackware 9.1 didn't come with. If you want to install it, follow these instructions in order: http://entropy.brneurosci.org/linuxsetup70.html
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:00 PM   #5
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i use firefox-binary ... the wierdest thing i realised was....

when i run #firefox-binary %U ---> the browser immediately takes me to the website whatuseek.com [for a few minutes i thot my browser got hijacked... not that IE thing again... now i just use #firefox-binary it starts with an empty page.... ]

try firefox binary ....
 
Old 10-21-2004, 04:39 PM   #6
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>>What firefox are you running? the 1.0 preview release?
i have tried to install versions 0.9 and 1pre, but both doesn't work

>>Firefox didn't work with me until I got Xft working properly, which my Slackware 9.1 didn't come with
i have installed Xft according to that manual page that u posted the link to, but it took no effect.


because of i had firefox working before i made something wrong, i think there probably is a reason of some kind of conflicts between libraries (all that gnome stuff).

any ideas to start my firefox working again ?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 01:45 PM   #7
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user@localhost: strace firefox
<.........................................>
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
pipe([3, 4]) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [INT CHLD], [], 8) = 0
fork() = 345
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
--- SIGCHLD (Child exited) @ 0 (0) ---
wait4(-1, [WIFEXITED(s) && WEXITSTATUS(s) == 1], WNOHANG, NULL) = 345
wait4(-1, 0xbffff19c, WNOHANG, NULL) = -1 ECHILD (No child processes)
sigreturn() = ? (mask now [])
rt_sigaction(SIGCHLD, {0x80765e0, [], SA_RESTORER, 0x40054988}, {0x80765e0, [], SA_RESTORER, 0x40054988}, 8) = 0
close(4) = 0
read(3, "0\n", 128) = 2
read(3, "", 128) = 0
close(3) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [CHLD], [], 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGINT, {0x8075660, [], SA_RESTORER, 0x40054988}, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGINT, {SIG_DFL}, {0x8075660, [], SA_RESTORER, 0x40054988}, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
read(255, "################################"..., 6698) = 1811
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
open("/dev/null", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 ENOTDIR (Not a directory)
open("./init.d/", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/benas/.mozilla/firefox/init.d/", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
stat64("./init.d/S*", 0xbffff300) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
stat64("/home/benas/.mozilla/firefox/init.d/S*", 0xbffff300) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [INT CHLD], [], 8) = 0
_llseek(255, -91, [6607], SEEK_CUR) = 0
fork() = 346
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [CHLD], [], 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [CHLD], [], 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGINT, {0x8075660, [], SA_RESTORER, 0x40054988}, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
wait4(-1,





but google says nothing, and i dont understant what it is. does anyone ?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 03:13 PM   #8
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make a note of glibc version u have currently installed and downgrade to a lower version

If it doesnt work u can come back to the version u have currently installed...
 
Old 10-22-2004, 03:22 PM   #9
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i think that wouldn't help, cos earlier i had firefox working with the same glibc. what else couldi try ?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 03:45 PM   #10
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r u sure u didnt upgrade ur glibc version... i have my doubts ....

Anyway do the following ...
********************************************************************************
When you get a new package, you may want to examine it to see what it offers. Using query mode, you can peek inside. To simply query a package and get some generic information about it, just simply:

rpm -qp (package)

This should bring just the name of the package. A much more useful method is to get the package information from the package itself:

rpm -qip (package)

This will bring up the author, build host and date, whether it's installed yet, etc, about a package. Also included is a summary about the package's functionality and features.

If you want to see what is really inside the package, what files are inside of it? Well, you can list the contents of a package, much like you would get the table of contents of a tar archive (using tar -tvf):

rpm -qlp (package)

This will list all of the files within the archive, using their full pathnames. I use this often to see what will be installed with a package, but most importantly where. I like to stick to conventions about putting stuff in their expected places, but some packagers do not.

*********************************************************************************************

The other thing that im tuxpecting is something to to with ur libgtk.so... u might wanna check that more carefully...
 
Old 10-23-2004, 12:04 PM   #11
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i uninstalled all gnome libraries. firefox now works, but anjuta - doesn't... ill think what i can do to make them work both ..
thanx for help everyone
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:24 PM   #12
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Re: firefox doesn't start, no error is outputted

Quote:
Originally posted by Karlsonas
i used to use firefox with no problems, but i wanted to use anjuta. so i installed anjuta rpm, then i had to install lots of gnome libs (i use fluxbox). after working with installing libs, suddenly firefox began not to start:



name@localhost:~/firefox-installer$ ./firefox
_



as u see no error is outputted, but firefox doesn't start.

slack 9.1 on 2.4.22, fluxbox 0.9.9

where could the problem be ?

Did you check and make sure you meet the minimum requiremnts?

What x, glibc, and gtkl versions do you have installed?

# Linux kernel - 2.2.14 with the following libraries or packages minimums:

* glibc 2.3.2
* XFree86-3.3.6
* gtk+2.0
* fontconfig (also known as xft)
* libstdc++5
 
Old 10-25-2004, 08:20 AM   #13
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I had the same problem (Firefox terminated without any comment) which was caused because of wrong permissions of the Firefox profile in my user's home. See here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...efox+suseTopic "How to make a firefox executable available to all users"
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:35 PM   #14
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as i said i played with gnome libs and thats where my problems started. slackware has package format tgz, and i've been searching for compiled libs in packages for my 9.1 slack, but some of them were not made for 9.1 yet so i installed packages for 8.1 (3 or 4 libs packages). thats what it was :] uninstalling them made my firefox work again properly.

as for your ideas about permissions or requirements - they could not possilby be right because i had firefox working with the same permisions and glibc gtk etc.
 
  


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