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Firefox won't open

Postby kokomonjo on Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:56 pm

I am having trouble with firefox. I have a connection to my wireless router and a strong signal but when i click on firefox under the internet menu nothing happens. I also have a shortcut on my panel next to tomboy and the show desktop button when i click it, firefox acts like it is going to start but never does. I went to synaptic and tried reinstalling all the firefox packages and still nothing. Any body have any clues?
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:56 pm

What happens when you run firefox from terminal?
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby kokomonjo on Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:51 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:What happens when you run firefox from terminal?


I am not sure how to do that
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:16 pm

Open terminal and type firefox then hit enter.
Then post any errors that show up.
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby kokomonjo on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:25 pm

ok I opened terminal, typed in firefox and pressed enter and nothing happened. just went to the next command line
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:40 am

You could try to reinstall by opening terminal and run
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apt remove xulrunner-1.9 firefox
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apt install firefox firefox-3.0 firefox-3.0-gnome-support firefox-gnome-support mozilla-mplayer sun-java6-plugin xulrunner-1.9 xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support yelp
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby kokomonjo on Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:40 pm

Still having the same problem after entering those commands in terminal. Firefox just won't open for some reason
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:19 pm

You could clean the cache and try again.
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apt clean
apt autoclean

This removes all packages that you have downloaded and installed.
Maybe you had a corrupt file.
Now remove and reinstall like before.

You could also try installing seamonkey and swiftfox.
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Re: Firefox won't open

Postby kokomonjo on Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:36 pm

Finally! I cleaned it up like you said, then un-installed and re-installed firefox then restarted the computer and bam! Firefox worked, it actually opened close to 30 windows apparently from all the old attempts I had at opening it, weird! Thank you so much merlwiz79!
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