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    Default Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    I installed the Mozilla Firefox Security update via the "Updater Applet" today. Now I can't access my preferences or save links/files. Trying to launch "preferences" open a blank box in firefox.

    I also installed KDE4 yesterday and that may have done it too. I am running KDE 3.5 and don't recall if I saved any files with Mozilla after I added KDE4 but it did wipe out some icons in KDE 3.5 and I have to fix that after I decided KDE4 was not for me and booted back to KDE 3.5

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    Try going into yast and check update on the firefox package. It will reinstall it. Not sure why this happened but I updated mine and its fine.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    I did as you recommended but it is still broken. Don't know how to deal with this. Anyone else have an Idea or have this problem?

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    Trying to access "downthem all" as I was trying open any thing. I got this in a popup,


    XML Parsing Error:uindefined entity
    Location:chrome://dta/content/dta/select.xul
    Line Number 65, Colimn 3:
    ------------------------------^
    <toolbar class="finddiles" chromdir=&local.dir;">

    What am I supposed to do for a real browser as it seems Mozilla is not ever going to work again.

    This stuff is beyond me I am just a desktop user and stuff is supposed to just work with easily found fixes.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    Now it will not even launch
    when I attempt it I get this popup. [JavaScript Application] Error launching browser window. no XBL binding for browser

    A "security update" should not do this. This is WHY many people ignore security updates. Konqueror is NOT my idea of browser. I installed Opera too but I don't like the interface.

    Looks like all my preferences,cookies and bookmarks are useless now.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlameBait
    Now it will not even launch
    when I attempt it I get this popup. [JavaScript Application] Error
    launching browser window. no XBL binding for browser

    A "security update" should not do this. This is WHY many people ignore
    security updates. Konqueror is NOT my idea of browser. I installed Opera
    too but I don't like the interface.

    Looks like all my preferences,cookies and bookmarks are useless now.
    Hi
    Your bookmarks live down in ~/.mozilla directory so you can always
    recover a copy from here. Have you tried starting in safe-mode
    Code:
    firefox -safe-mode
    BTW I have three machines here that updated firefox, all are working
    fine. Maybe it was a combination of your other updates.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Your bookmarks live down in ~/.mozilla directory so you can always
    recover a copy from here. Have you tried starting in safe-mode
    Code:
    firefox -safe-mode
    BTW I have three machines here that updated firefox, all are working
    fine. Maybe it was a combination of your other updates.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel 2.6.27.7-9-default
    up 1 day 16:04, 3 users, load average: 0.37, 0.17, 0.11
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.29
    I am aware of that hidden directory but If I can not even launch the browser now that does me no good really. As it stands now I can't even get it to run due to that JAVA error. After a bit I am going to restart my KDE session and see if that changes things at all.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.6 broken after "security update" or?

    Indeed there was a "lock" of some type from the KDE session. Restarting the KDE session allowed the update to process and firefox launched normally with all features.

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