Firefox 3.6.7 will not start in LinuxMint 8

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Firefox 3.6.7 will not start in LinuxMint 8

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Firefox has always worked well, until I upgraded to Firefox 3.6.7.
After upgrading, Firefox will not start at all. There are some hard disk activity but then nothing.
Locking in the process manager I can see that Firefox is sleeping.
Anyone that knows what's wrong ?

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Re: Firefox 3.6.7 will not start in LinuxMint 8

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Open up a terminal and type the following:

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killall firefox
firefox -safe-mode
If Firefox can open up in Safe Mode, that means there's something wrong with your current Firefox profile. If it can't, something's wrong with Firefox itself.
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Re: Firefox 3.6.7 will not start in LinuxMint 8

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Then I get the dialog box that says that Firefox is running in safe mode ...

In the terminal window I get:
(firefox-bin:5562): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times

and Firefox is NOT starting, i.e. not even in safe mode.


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Re: Firefox 3.6.7 will not start in LinuxMint 8

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Hmmm...then maybe your profile somehow got corrupted during the upgrade. Open up your Home folder, press CTRL + H to show all hidden files/folders in Nautilus, and then rename the ".mozilla" folder to ".mozilla.old". Log out, log back in, and try starting Firefox again. (Note that this starts you off with a clean profile, i.e. bookmarks, addons, settings, themes, etc. are all wiped clean...they're still in the ".mozilla.old" folder if you want to dig through and retrieve stuff you need though.)
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Re: Firefox 3.6.7 will not start in LinuxMint 8

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That did the trick.
Problem solved.

Thanks!

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