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Old 11-05-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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Angry Kmail KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/firefox' issue wth DCOP registration mdv2007

I cannot launch multiple times firefox from links in email in kmail

in konqueror file association I have mozilla-firefox command
/usr/bin/firefox %u
advanced option
DCOP registration multiple instance

ls -l /usr/bin/firefox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5522 Sep 14 14:51 /usr/bin/firefox*

The only thing that works is DCOP registration single instance
but then I can launch firefox only once and kmail becomes inactive (cannot use it again)
until I close firefox

inactive = grey screen because of compiz

$ dcop | grep -i fire
gives nothing

ps -eaf | grep -i dcop
1 0 21:04 ? 00:00:00 dcopserver [kdeinit] --nosid

searched the net, fiddled w/w the %u parameter and dcop registration
I am at a loss

kmail windows (advanced configure) is
(Default) Disable focus stealing prevention for Firefox
windowa class

even that does not prevent loosing the focus to firefox,
and kmail remains inactive.
How do I check the windows class of firefox?
(have installed xwininfo)

PS: konqueror is happy to be launched multiple time
from kmail

solved but cannot explain how
deleted entry for firefox in html file association
tehn created one that i called firefox (even for the application name)
pointing to /usr/bin/firefox %u
chose dcop registration none

Last edited by Emmanuel_uk; 11-05-2006 at 04:41 PM.


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