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Old 02-03-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Problem installing firefox on xandros

I am a second time new comer to Linux. I have recently installed Xandros 2.o on my notebook. I downloaded Fierfox 1.0 and tried to install. All seems to go well except in the end it opens up a console and the following message appears.

xlib: connection to " 1.0 refused by server"
xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
(firefox-bin:1588): Gtk- WARNING xx:
cannot open display

I have been able to connect to my wireless router and open the Opera browser successfully though.
Can anyone help solve this?
Thanks in advance and I appreciate your help.
Old 03-16-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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I had the same trouble a little time ago.

Simply open a console (Alt+F2 --> Type "konsole")
Then type
xhost +
and then start firefox. (on my system it's in /usr/bin/firefox).

After it's started up, close it and type
xhost -
in your console.

The next time, firefox should start up without any trouble.


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