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    Default KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't start

    Firefox will not start.

    If I run firefox in a terminal I get the following error and firefox fails to start. Opera runs fine. This is KDE4.1.2 which I updated tonight.

    XXXXX@linux-vd0b:~> firefox

    (firefox:4883): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Two different plugins tried to register 'QtEngineRcStyle'.

    (firefox:4883): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Two different plugins tried to register 'QtEngineStyle'.

    (firefox:4883): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_OBJECT (object_type)' failed
    /usr/bin/firefox: line 126: 4883 Segmentation fault $MOZ_PROGRAM "$@"
    Anyone have any idea what is causing this?

    Couple of other things I've noticed about KDE4.1.2

    1) The volume and the openSUSE updater icons in systray are distored - that is you can only see part of them, and the icons for kpowersave and knetworkmanager never change with the theme. They always display a generic icon which looks like a sheet of paper.

    2) If I press and hold the spacebar or the backspace key the cursor will only move one space. How do I change the repeat stroke setting in KDE?

    I am using KWIN with compositing enabled.

    None of these problems appear in Gnome.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    Quote Originally Posted by Psquared View Post
    Firefox will not start.

    If I run firefox in a terminal I get the following error and firefox fails to start. Opera runs fine. This is KDE4.1.2 which I updated tonight.
    I do not have this issue. Looks FF related to plugins


    Anyone have any idea what is causing this?

    Couple of other things I've noticed about KDE4.1.2

    1) The volume and the openSUSE updater icons in systray are distored - that is you can only see part of them, and the icons for kpowersave and knetworkmanager never change with the theme. They always display a generic icon which looks like a sheet of paper.
    I get this distortion too after latest update

    2) If I press and hold the spacebar or the backspace key the cursor will only move one space. How do I change the repeat stroke setting in KDE?
    Is this in any particular app? I don't get this.

    I am using KWIN with compositing enabled.
    Me too

    None of these problems appear in Gnome.
    Don't have gnome

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    How do I remove a plugin from FF if I cannot start the program? Is there a way to start FF without any plugins or addons??

    Is there a ~/.firefox file that I can delete and start over?

    With the spacebar and backspace I am talking about repeating keystrokes. Normally if you hold down the spacebar it keeps moving until you release it. To move more than one space I have to press and release, press and release, etc. Don't know how to make it any clearer.

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    in your hidden ./home/username/mozilla/firefox

    delete the firefox folder. but you might want to collect your bookmarks file if you don't have it in another browser
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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    What about Cairo-Dock? Do the same thing?

    I think it has to do with updating Qt from two different repos. I must have two different versions running or the same version running twice. (awhile back I updated from Qt44 and more recently from Qt to fix a couple of dependency errors.)

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    in your hidden ./home/username/mozilla/firefox

    delete the firefox folder. but you might want to collect your bookmarks file if you don't have it in another browser
    Where is the bookmarks folder? I tried to import them into Opera (which words by the way) but only got part of them. ~/.mozilla/firefox/<filename>/bookmarks.html

    That is all I could find.

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    Okay, deleting the firefox folder under .mozilla in my home folder didn't help. I get the same error. Should I delete the entire hidden folder ~/.mozilla ??

    I installed Seamonkey, but it will not start either -- I guess it uses the same extensions.

    I don't know what to do. Any ideas?? Anyone?

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    I've now uninstalled FF3, Thunderbird and Cairo and deleted their configuration files ~/.mozilla, ~/.thunderbird and ~/.cairo-dock.

    The problem is the plugins are not there. They are in a separate folder called "browser-plugins." If I delete that one it will screw up my flash, java, etc.

    Reading the segfault message again, it is obvious what the problem is because it says so right there. But what two plugins are trying to start separate instances of those qt libraries?

    Doesn't seem to me that reinstalling FF and Cairo-Dock or Thunderbird will help either because they will look to the same plugin folder. I guess I could delete some files from browser plugins I don't need.

    I do know I have Flash 9.0 and 10.0 RC2 so I am wondering if I could delete either libflashplayer.so or swfpdec.so or somehown uninstall the older version.

    I feel like I'm talking to myself, but if anyone comes on here is there a way to start FF3 in safe mode? I tried firefox -safe-mode (found that on a google search) but it didn't help. Still got the same error.

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    Quote Originally Posted by Psquared View Post
    Okay, deleting the firefox folder under .mozilla in my home folder didn't help. I get the same error. Should I delete the entire hidden folder ~/.mozilla ??

    I installed Seamonkey, but it will not start either -- I guess it uses the same extensions.

    I don't know what to do. Any ideas?? Anyone?

    Well... I was hoping to catch you before you went this far...

    Whenever you have a plugin issue such as this that either doesn't allow firefox/thunderbird/sunbird etc to start or it starts and then crashes, first think about the last thing or things you did. Did you recently try a new theme? Sometimes themes are not compatible making firefox unstable or crash to the point of not starting. Did you recently install a plugin? That could also be incompatible...remember....plugins for the most part, are called extensions in firefox, mozilla applications. In your .mozilla/firefox folder you will find a folder with a odd name this is your profile folder. In it you will find a folder called extensions. There you will find all the folders of the added on extensions that you have installed.

    Remember, this is the firefox folder not just the .mozilla folder because that has an extensions folder as well...leave .mozilla/extensions alone..you want .mozilla/firefox/**profile** folder

    Here is what I did to test out extensions aka plugins that did not work...first outside of the extensions folder, maybe even outside of the firefox folder, create a new folder called old extensions copy all your contents of extentions in here.

    Do This with firefox closed (or not running for those testing theirs)

    Next restart firefox.

    You should see firefox start with the default skin (theme) and none of your extensions...

    If you still experience problems then what I would do is to rename your profile folder to something like profile old and then

    Restart Firefox. This should take you back to all the defaults and zero start. This will mean you will need to reset everything and from here you can begin migrating things from profile old to new profile. When you are set-up then delete the old folder or move it out of the mozilla folder and put it in like a back up somewhere....who knows...maybe you will need it later...If you can get your bookmarks loaded from the old bookmark folder, I would highly recommend exporting your bookmarks.

    There you go, if this happens again, give this a shot...

    OK so now I read that after deleting you didn't infact get it to work....now I am puzzled...I would go under the /usr/lib folder and find the firefox folder there and rename the extensions folder to old extensions and retry. You might try forcing an update of all mozilla components in YaST and if that doesnt work try uninstalling all the mozilla components and then shutdown/reboot and try YaST to reinstall all the components.

    Give that a shot and see where it gets you

    Rich

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    Default Re: KDE4.1.2 update tonight; Firefox & Cairo-Dock won't star

    The above is good advice. Always backup folders you plan to delete or even easier is to re-name it OLD.
    Creating a new user account can sometimes help determine if you have a system wide issue, you can always delete the account later.
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