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Old 01-20-2005, 08:08 AM   #31
eeried
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Hello,

I have similar problems with Firefox under debian-based Libranet 2.8.1. It is a puzzling issue. I think it'd be worth going to the bottom of it. Here's the story.

This isn't my first install of Mozilla products on Linux -- I have been an enduring Mozilla fan... Installation of Mozilla 1.7.5 through apt-get, of thunderbird-1.0.tar.gz, and of Firefox-1.0 through apt-get have all succeeded.

I don't understand what's wrong with my install of the Firefox-1.0.tar.gz file. The installation went smoothly, except that the terminal diplayed the following lines:
Quote:
** (firefox-installer-bin:3264): WARNING **: Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

** (firefox-installer-bin:3264): WARNING **: Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

** (firefox-installer-bin:3264): WARNING **: Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

** (firefox-installer-bin:3264): WARNING **: Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()
Firefox launched all right : but then I was root as it should be (didn't connect to the internet of course). I installed in /usr/local/firefox.

Impossible to launch FF as user: this is what the terminal had to say after my typing /usr/local/firefox/firefox
Quote:
*** nsExtensionManager::_disableObsoleteExtensions - failure, catching exception so finalize window can close
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource
And so on until I kill the job pressing Ctrl+C.
I tried installing in /usr/firefox with no better success.

My Linux distro is rather old but that doesn't seem to be the problem -- the DEB install works fine. Not to mention that I installed Firefox again after the Deb install -- same problem. So it isn't a question of missing libraries and the like. i checked permisions too. On a former Libranet version I had no problem installing tar.gz in /usr/local/, and then running Firefox or Thunderbird as user.
No permission problem on profile folders either, except if the user doesn't get all the necessary permissions -- but then that would be a bug in Firefox, wouldn't it?

let's hope the problem can be solved or explained--

Someone say "have opera" -- well it isn't GNU/GPL and I'd rather stick to free (freedom) software when possible -- and isn't "free" Opera adorned with ads?

Cheers,





 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:19 PM   #32
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Firefox opens with a blank screen

I turned debug on this is what I got

./firefox
+ moz_libdir=/usr/local/lib/firefox-1.0
+ MRE_HOME=/usr/local/lib/mre/mre-1.0
+ found=0
+ progname=./firefox
++ dirname ./firefox
+ curdir=.
++ basename ./firefox
+ progbase=firefox
+ run_moz=./run-mozilla.sh
+ test -x ./run-mozilla.sh
+ dist_bin=.
+ found=1
+ '[' 1 = 0 ']'
+ script_args=
+ moreargs=
+ debugging=0
+ MOZILLA_BIN=firefox-bin
+ MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM=./mozilla-xremote-client
+ '[' linux-gnu = beos ']'
++ check_running
++ ./run-mozilla.sh ./mozilla-xremote-client -a firefox 'ping()'
++ RETURN_VAL=2
++ '[' 2 -eq 0 ']'
++ echo 0
++ return 0
+ ALREADY_RUNNING=0
+ _USE_EXIST=0
+ _optOne=
+ _USE_EXIST=1
+ _optLast=
++ expr '' : '.*:/.*'
+ '[' 0 -eq 0 -a '(' -f '' -o -d '' ')' ']'
+ '[' 0 -eq 1 ']'
+ '[' 0 -gt 0 ']'
+ export MRE_HOME
+ eval 'set -- '
++ set --
+ moz_pis_startstop_scripts start
+ MOZ_USER_DIR=.mozilla/firefox
+ MOZ_PIS_API=2
+ MOZ_PIS_MOZBINDIR=.
+ MOZ_PIS_SESSION_PID=24709
+ MOZ_PIS_USER_DIR=.mozilla/firefox
+ export MOZ_PIS_API MOZ_PIS_MOZBINDIR MOZ_PIS_SESSION_PID MOZ_PIS_USER_DIR
+ '[' -x './init.d/S*' ']'
+ '[' -x '/home/chrisb/.mozilla/firefox/init.d/S*' ']'
+ '[' 0 = 1 ']'
+ ./run-mozilla.sh ./firefox-bin
*** Failed to load overlay chrome://preferential/content/preferential-phn-overlay.xul
*** Failed to load overlay chrome://allinonegest/content/allinonegestOverlay.xul
 
Old 01-25-2005, 02:21 PM   #33
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Solved for me!!

The trick was to install asl root and logged in as root on the root account.

Simply su from the user account didn't work.

Now it's working at last.

Hope this can help others

Cheers,
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:22 PM   #34
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Same Problem...

I am having the same problem with Firefox on Mandrake 10.1...I have installed all the pathces, updates, and software that could possibly be needed.

At this point I open konsole and type nohup /path/firefox

Firefox starts and I can close konsole since I started it with nohup...

I am not any kind of a guru who can help you fix it...but this does let me run it.

 
  


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