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Old 03-10-2006, 11:28 PM   #31
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even i am facing the same problem. i can browse in konqueror, but not in firefox. i also found that those pages i visit in konqueror, can be visited in firefox, but not a new page. for example, if i visit in konqueror, i can visit that in firefox. but if i type in firefox first (i don't use konqueror to go to that site), it times out. i am using suse 9.3.
Old 03-11-2006, 05:37 AM   #32
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Hi bharath144.
I had the same problem as you in the beginning, which drove me nuts when trying to get to know linux. I followed the advice given by craigevil in #18 of this thread, and I'm sorted out.
Hope that helps.
Old 03-11-2006, 04:42 PM   #33
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Similar but not Same Problems with Firefox & Konqueror

I was using Firefox and then began to have this problem. It would launch, the window would open, then it would shut down immediately. When I tried Konqueror and typed in a URL, it tried to launch Firefox with the same shut down problem. When I switched to root, I could use the Firefox with no problem. What happened? What can I do to use Firefox again as a regular user?
Old 03-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #34
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Doerke sounds like you have a corrupt Firefox profile. Try creating a new profile.

"On Linux or Mac, start Firefox with the the -profilemanager switch, e.g. ./firefox -profilemanager (this assumes that you're in the firefox directory)."
Old 03-12-2006, 10:59 AM   #35
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Talking problem with gaim

hi guys
i had a similar prob i.e my firefox wouldnt browse,but turning off ipv6 from about:config as mentioned in post #18 by craigevil i managed 2 get firefox to browse!!...thanx a lot 4 the help..
but 4 some reason my gaim doesnt logon 2 either my yahoo account or msn..i use fc4..n i have a dsl connection..
pls help if u guys can..
ne other info if required,id be happy 2 give in..
Old 03-13-2006, 09:51 AM   #36
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Still Firefox woes

I've tried turning ipv6 off. No luck. I have created new profiles. Still no luck. My situation now is that I can launch Firefox when I log on as root. I can also launch Firefox as a localuser only if I log on with a session type of windowmaker or failsafe. I cannot launch Firefox under KDE as a local user.
Old 03-19-2006, 02:38 AM   #37
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Hi fstreed,

I had exactly the same problem (i.e Konqueror connects but Firefox doesn't) but I found the answer on the Forum.
Try this-
open firefox,

In the Address Bar type about:config

network.dns.disableIPv6 'false' change to 'true' (Boolean)

To get firefox zipping along

Also, make sure that your settings are 'Connect directly to the internet' i.e No Proxy
This worked for me on a number of Distros that would not connect to the Internet otherwise.

Best of Luck



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