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    Default firefox update 3.6.8 broken? (64bit)

    following update of Firefox to version 3.6.8-1.1.1 I was eventually forced to move back to version 3.5.11 to get it working again.


    Symptoms:
    bouncing icon and spinning icon in toolbar for 10-20 seconds, then nothing.

    Is there a special log file to be found for mozilla errors? (couldn't find anything useful in or near /var/log/messages or warnings)

    all dependencies of associated programmes seem to fulfil dependencies, but obviously something isn't right.

    Does anyone else have the same problem? Any ideas?


    OS: Linux 2.6.27.48-0.2-defaultx86_64, KDE3.
    System: openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64)
    KDE: 3.5.10 release21.12.1
    firefox files from repository "repo-update"
    java: java-1_6_0-sun

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    Default Re: firefox update 3.6.8 broken? (64bit)

    Have you tried a vanilla install. It may be some of you extensions are causing the problem. I had a similar problem some time ago and resolved it by renaming my Firefox folder, starting up a vanilla version and being slow and careful with extensions.
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    Default Re: firefox update 3.6.8 broken? (64bit)

    Starting from the command line may show the errors

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    Default Re: firefox update 3.6.8 broken? (64bit)

    [solved]

    for record, command line output was:

    Could not find compatible GRE between version 1.9.2.8 and 1.9.2.8.
    despite having manually forced all old versions of xulrunner out of the system

    solution was found in this posting by CAF:http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/applications/444756-firefox-opens-but-goes-no-where-opensiuse-11-2-64bit.html
    Last edited by al1ster; 09-Sep-2010 at 16:02. Reason: wrong URL

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    Default Re: firefox update 3.6.8 broken? (64bit)

    sorry - (hopefully) clickable link to thread here: firefox-opens-but-goes-no-where-opensiuse-11-2-64bit

    (yes including duff spelling!)

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