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Old 09-12-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
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2005 LE problems


I just recently installed the latest Mandriva - LE 2005. Everything was working well last night, but today I have run into a couple of problems...

GAIM and FireFox at the moment will no longer load for me. When I go to open them, it says that they are opening, but nothing happens. They don't end up loading and instead just disappear.

Anyone know what the problem may be? Thanks.
Old 09-12-2005, 02:56 AM   #2
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Please Post the output(s) produces when you try to run them from a terminal (konsole). i.e. try 'gaim' for Gaim and 'mozilla-firefox' for Firefox.
Old 09-12-2005, 06:04 AM   #3
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"no longer load for me"

If they worked previously, you must have done something that broke/disabled them. These things can happen in the beginning. Have you done strange stuff as root?

You should try funning firefox from command line, by just typing "firefox". If it works from there, then perhaps your clickable firefix icon is messed up.
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On Mandriva to run firefox in a terminal emulator, the command you need to use is "mozilla-firefox".
Old 09-12-2005, 12:38 PM   #5
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After trying to run GAIM through the terminal, it spits out:
Gaim has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
This is a bug in the software and has happened through
no fault of your own.

It is possible that this bug is already fixed in CVS.
If you can reproduce the crash, please notify the gaim
maintainers by reporting a bug at

Please make sure to specify what you were doing at the time,
and post the backtrace from the core file. If you do not know
how to get the backtrace, please get instructions at If you need further
assistance, please IM either SeanEgn or LSchiere and
they can help you.
And Firefox runs through a series of Gecko commands, which after spits out:
The program 'Gecko' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter)'.
(Details: serial 1472 error_code 4 request_code 55 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Old 09-12-2005, 04:28 PM   #6
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Ok, I was able to get GAIM working, but GIMP, FireFox, and BloGTK are still non-functional.

The following is returned for GIMP:
(gimp:23086): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(gimp:23086): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Segmentation fault
[christopher@localhost ~]$
(script-fu:23097): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: wire_read(): error
For BloGTK:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/blogtk", line 28, in ?
import preview
File "/usr/share/blogtk/", line 11, in ?
import gnome
ImportError: No module named gnome
Old 09-12-2005, 10:34 PM   #7
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All the programs you mentioned are built on GTK so I would assume that your GTK libraries might be buggy. You could try updating libgtk to the latest version.
Old 09-14-2005, 09:19 AM   #8
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With this amount of core programs not working I would really do a fresh install. You may also want to check if the ISO files you downloaded to burn the CDs have the correct md5sum.

If you accepted the default option of putting "/home/" on a separate partition you will not lose your documents if you reformat "/"


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