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']['HeBroken 12-09-2004 12:08 AM

FireFox1.0 Problem Mandrake 10.1
wats up all? well i just installed both the bin and the rpm and neither of them work. im in the terminal and type firefox and its comes out with this....

SCIM: im_module_init
free(): invalid pointer 0x8210040!

what does that mean?... any help will be appreciated. oh and one more question what will uninstall fire fox... rpm -?... thnx

z-vet 12-09-2004 12:18 AM

To remove Firefox use

rpm -e firefox
Then go to FF site and get a version without installer (archive file), just unpack it to your /usr/local/ as root and run - first as root and then as user.

']['HeBroken 12-09-2004 12:40 AM

well i can't find the progie without the installer....

z-vet 12-09-2004 12:59 AM

Or get an installer but be careful and choose a right path for installation. The best, imho, is /usr/local/firefox/.

']['HeBroken 12-09-2004 01:04 AM

when i was using the installer i clicked next and it would just error out.....

z-vet 12-09-2004 01:14 AM

I think you need to check if no parts of previous installs remains in your system... If anything is clean, get an archive and install. What was an error you've got?

reddazz 12-09-2004 01:53 AM

Configure urpmi on your system, using the instructions from the easyurpmi site. You can then use the graphical software module in the Mandrake Control Center and search for firefox or you can just type,

urpmi firefox (or mozilla-firefox)

in a console as root. To start firefox, run mozilla-firefox in a console or from the Mandrake menu. It works fine on my Mandrake system.

jsi386 12-09-2004 11:07 AM

Yeah, urpmi mozilla-firefox as root, that's what I did, it runs just fine.

']['HeBroken 12-09-2004 07:44 PM


Originally posted by z-vet
To remove Firefox use

rpm -e firefox
Then go to FF site and get a version without installer (archive file), just unpack it to your /usr/local/ as root and run - first as root and then as user.

ok i got there now im getting this error when i type in ./firefox and i get other errors where it wont let me execute cause its a binary file... what to do....


[root@localhost firefox]# ls*  firefox**    libsoftokn3.chk*    LICENSE*                searchplugins/
chrome/                    firefox-bin***      mozilla-xremote-client*  xpicleanup*
components/                greprefs/**          plugins/
components.ini*            icons/**  README.txt*
defaults/                  init.d/**        res/
extensions/      ****
[root@localhost firefox]# ./firefox
SCIM: im_module_init
free(): invalid pointer 0x8b3c090!

reddazz 12-09-2004 10:05 PM

Is it so difficult to configure urpmi and get the official Mandrake version of Firefox. You will save yourself a lot of time and all those problems that you are experiencing if you follow the instructions in my previous post. It's sometimes frustrating when you have given someone the remedy to their problem and they don't even try to do what you have said.

z-vet 12-09-2004 10:26 PM

I double it. You're absolutely right.

']['HeBroken 12-10-2004 12:11 AM

ok i have it installed. i installed it as root. but now the only problem i have now is i cant run it as a normal user.

$ su
[root@localhost.bobby:/] mozilla-firefox

^ that will run........ but when i try as myself it wont run i chmoded it already to u+rx .... what else must i do :D .... thanx... in advace.... thanx the both of you for you help as well....

z-vet 12-10-2004 02:55 AM

Where exactly you installed Firefox? It's /some/path/firefox/ isn't it? Inside this .../firefox/ directory there must be a file called firefox, it starts your app. Just create a shortcut to this file on desktop and you're done, i believe. Post a result here... :)

']['HeBroken 12-10-2004 02:38 PM

i installed it at /usr/local/

thats where it said to install or should i move it to /usr/bin ?.....

z-vet 12-10-2004 03:29 PM

No, /usr/local is allright. Did yo tried to run /usr/local/firefox as user?

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