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Old 10-22-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Midori Won't Start


Mint 18 Cinnamon 3.0 I was messing around trying various settings and preferences in Midori and ended up with some that I couldn't seem to get rid of. So, I used Software Manager to uninstall and re-install Midori.

Now it won't load. The opening screen flashes for a split second and then closes again. Curiously, Midori Private Browsing loads and works fine.

I tried downloading the Midoria PPA using the script they provided but Mint says it can't run it because "xenial" can't be found or isn't supported.

Any clues? Thank you.
 
Old 10-23-2016, 06:06 AM   #2
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Hi,

Try to start midori from a terminal, and look for errormessages.

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Old 10-23-2016, 11:55 AM   #3
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Here's what I have tried so far

- uninstall and reinstall from Software Manager - problem persists
- start from terminal returns "segmentation fault"
- re-install from terminal returns no error messages but the problem persists (MIdori start screen flashes and program closes)
- download PPA from Midori site returns error message "This PPA does not support xenial"

Midori Private Browsing does continue to load and run but sometimes crashes unexpectedly.

Suggestions? Thank you.

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Old 10-23-2016, 12:11 PM   #4
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Which version are you using?
On my arch, these are the dependencies installed with Midori

Code:
webkitgtk-2.4.11-1  xapian-core-1:1.2.23-1  zeitgeist-0.9.16-1  midori-0.5.11-4
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:25 PM   #5
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Midori 0.5.11 on Mint 18 Cinnamon 3.0

Where would I find the dependencies that may have been loaded on my system with Midori?
 
Old 10-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #6
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If I remember correctly:

Code:
apt-cache showpkg midori
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #7
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@ repo: the code you suggested returns quite a long list of dependencies, not just the 3 you mentioned, and including something called Reverse Dependencies.

Also, searching through the Midori site I found that a similar bug has been reported where it crashes when loading a webpage. Similar to it crashing for me when it tries to load. The suggested solution is that there is a problem with a file called Glib2.16 so upgrade it to Glib2.18 I'm such a newbie that it might as well say "On your way home from Saturn, stop by Mars and pick up a package of instructions".

If you're bored with this and want to drop it, I will certainly understand. Thanks.
 
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Instead of Midori. Try Qupzilla or Netsurf browsers in Mint instead. Qupzilla plays flash for me in Debian.

https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/qupzilla

https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/netsurf

Since everything is greek to you. May help. May not.

linky

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Old 10-23-2016, 01:35 PM   #9
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@ rokytnji : Thank you. Of course, there are other browsers that I have tried. I seem to like MIdori best (when it's working).

What I don't understand is this. I obviously broke something in Midori when I was messing around (leave aside the question of how a regular user could to that). The regular Midori crashes immediately when it tries to load. Midori Private Browsing loads and runs, but then sometimes crashes. Why can't I issue a command to Mint to forget everything it ever knew about Midori, wipe the slate clean and triple sanitize it, and then start over by obaining and installing a fresh copy of the app from the respository? When I try to re-install, it seems like Mint is picking up the broken file from previous installations. Why?
 
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Look for a hidden .midori folder in your /home/username and rename it.

.midori.old or .midori.backup. Then restart midori with a new config.
 
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Mint has a search tool of some sort built in for files.
Probably gui also.

I use terminal commands like

Code:
locate <file name go here>
 
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I booted mint 18 from a live USB and installed midori and it worked OK
Perhaps you need to do a
Code:
sudo apt-get remove midori
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install midori
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Just to add salt & pepper to repos fine post

apt-get remove packagename. will remove the binaries, but not the configuration or data files of the package packagename .

apt-get purge packagename , or. apt-get remove --purge packagename. will remove about everything regarding the package packagename.

Code:
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove midori
Then reinstall midori like repo said.
 
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Just to add salt & pepper to repos fine post

apt-get remove packagename. will remove the binaries, but not the configuration or data files of the package packagename .

apt-get purge packagename , or. apt-get remove --purge packagename. will remove about everything regarding the package packagename.

Code:
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove midori
Then reinstall midori like repo said.
My apt-get skills are a bit rusty ;-)
 
Old 10-23-2016, 02:19 PM   #15
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I ran the purge script and then the update and install scripts that repo suggested. All ran smoothly with not hiccups and no error messages. Same midori problem persists.
 
  


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