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Old 12-19-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird not loading


I am having a bit of a problem. None of Mozilla suite, Firefox or Thunderbird will load now under a normal user.

If I run it as root, then it will load, but not if an ordinary user.

This is a strange problem.

When I run it from terminal this is the error message that comes up:

/home/craig/Program Files/firefox/ line 159: 4251 Segmentation fault "$prog" ${1+"$@"}

Also there is a load of other stuff, but I don't think it applies to this. I will post it here anyways, it might hold the hidden egg.

/home/craig/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory/home/craig/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory*** loading the extensions datasource
*** getItemProperty failing for lack of an item. This means getResourceForItem failed to locate a resource for aItemID (item ID = /pub/, property = installLocation)
*** nsExtensionManager::_finishOperations - failure, catching exception so finalize window can close [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520001 (NS_ERROR_FILE_UNRECOGNIZED_PATH) [nsIFile.append]" nsresult: "0x80520001 (NS_ERROR_FILE_UNRECOGNIZED_PATH)" location: "JS frame :: file:///home/craig/Program%20Files/firefox-installer/components/nsExtensionManager.js :: getDirInternal :: line 139" data: no]

Before I forget, when the program loads, it loads all the way, then as it starts to load it starts loading a webpage, then crashes. The error is the same for all programs.

Ok, if anyone knows what this problem is, or how to fix it, it would be very grateful.
Old 12-19-2004, 06:52 PM   #2
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the obvious thing is to check is if this file exists...

it's maybe somewhere else in your computer if you can run it from root. type "locate javaplugin" and see what comes up.

other stuff to try is removing the java plugins from...
/home/craig/Program Files/firefox/plugins/

and if your desperate, renaming your /home/craig/.mozilla file and starting from scratch.
Old 12-20-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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I tried that, but it did not help.

Opera is nice, but I prefer Firefox.

ah well.


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