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Old 06-12-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Firefox error: Error launching browser window:no XBL binding for browser


I have Slackware 10.2 with Firefox 1.5, and when I started it up, I get the following error:

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Error launching browser window:no XBL binding for browser
I've googled the error and found that I needed to delete my .firefox dir, so I did. I restarted firefox, but I got the same error.

Using Swaret, I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, but I still get the same error.

Has anyone else got this error and what did they do to fix it?

thanks
 
Old 06-12-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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make sure that firefox isn't running in the background
before you delete the directory or it will just be rewritten
 
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make sure that firefox isn't running in the background
before you delete the directory or it will just be rewritten
Thanks for the help, but Firefox wasn't running, when I deleted .firefox under my home directory.

Still doesn't work...
 
Old 06-12-2006, 09:05 PM   #4
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did you check with ps
or just close the app in X?
 
Old 06-12-2006, 09:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kodon
did you check with ps
or just close the app in X?

I checked both.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 09:25 PM   #6
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maybe the chrome directory respawned in the new lib dir

try:
close firefox
removepkg mozilla-firefox
killall firefox
killall firefox-bin
cd ~/.mozilla
rm -fr firefox
cd /usr/lib
rm -fr firefox*
installpkg mozilla-firefox




i would advise you to backup ie bookmarks
but seeing as you already deleted the folder
assumed this was already done or not needed

Last edited by kodon; 06-12-2006 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 10:02 PM   #7
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Quote:
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maybe the chrome directory respawned in the new lib dir

try:
close firefox
removepkg mozilla-firefox
killall firefox
killall firefox-bin
cd ~/.mozilla
rm -fr firefox
cd /usr/lib
rm -fr firefox*
installpkg mozilla-firefox




i would advise you to backup ie bookmarks
but seeing as you already deleted the folder
assumed this was already done or not needed
Yup, I learned the hard way one time, and not I always keep my bookmarks in a separate folder.

BUT, you help worked, thank you!!!
 
  


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