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Old 06-20-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
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SUSE 9.2: kernel update, Firefox broken

I woke up today to find my Firefox broken. Last night YOU updated "The Linux Kernel" which I thought to be kernel sources, but in fact rpm -qi tells me that the actual kernel was updated also. The machine was rebooted manually. The current kernel is 2.6.8-24.16-smp and Firefox 1.0.4-1.1.

Firefox just won't launch. The error message is " /opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/mozilla-xremote-client: Error: Failed to send command: No error string reported.."

I tried reinstalling Firefox and removing ~ /.mozilla/ but the problem remains. Any ideas?
Old 06-20-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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hmmm... I also had this problem with 9.2. It has bugged the crap out of me, and has forced to use konqueror. Before I uninstalled and then reinstalled firefox it would work on a regular account (i.e. non root). But after I did that it would not work on any account. I would be interested if anyone finds a fix.

p.s. If someone asks me to respond it may be couple of weeks til I am in a city with internet access.
Old 06-20-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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I don't know what's going on here but it seems that mozilla-xremote-client crashes because "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" even though that exists in both /opt/mozilla/lib/ and /opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/. BTW those two files are same name but different size.

Anyway I found a hack that works for me at least, start firefox with "firefox -". You'll have to change the command to the KDE taskbar button if you happen to use it. I'm happy this didn't turn out to be a total PITA (knock knock).
Old 06-20-2005, 03:39 PM   #4
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well...ive had the same problem, on the same distro, bugged me for a long while,

i found a fix (kinda) download the fiirefox file, and install it.

then place it in the /opt/firefox folder.

becareful no to replace the lplugins folder. it should work, and ull have the latest version.


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