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    I run openSUSE 11.3 64bit. and today firefox does not want to start. I tried upgrading it, downgrading it, removing plugins, rebooting, running it as SU, you name it.

    The weird part is that when I open it from terminal, a window with an error appears for a fraction of a second and closes. but in the terminal nothing happens, no errors reported. nothing.

    How can I find out whats making firefox crash?

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    running it as SU
    Not recommended at all.

    What happens, when you create a new user and start FF as this user?
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    rename the .mozilla folder
    start firefox
    report back if it works

    If you have them, in yast software manager, try removing any moonlight or moonshine software
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    I renamed .mozilla which is the folder that contains the forefox stuff. When I run it again, it opens the dialog about importing settings, click next, and crashed immediately. no report in konsole. I did not try the new user stuff, since is the same as deleting the .mozilla folder. for the computer it is a new user anayway.. isn't it?

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    ok, Just tried the new user idea... same behavior!

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    cepiolidus wrote:
    > I run openSUSE 11.3 64bit. and today firefox does not want to start. I
    > tried upgrading it, downgrading it, removing plugins, rebooting, running
    > it as SU, you name it.
    >
    > The weird part is that when I open it from terminal, a window with an
    > error appears for a fraction of a second and closes. but in the terminal
    > nothing happens, no errors reported. nothing.
    >
    > How can I find out whats making firefox crash?


    You're running it from a terminal so you can see diagnostic output, yes?

    Have you tried running it in safe mode?

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    What about the 'moon' stuff I mentioned
    And have you tried installing google talk/video plugin?
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    removed all the moon stuff, and keeps doing the same. I have not tried to install the google talk stuff. I check and it is not installed. is in on a repo or only from the website?
    I even removed mplayer plugin for firefox, and left only firefox, and firefox branding for opensuse. it could be easier to find the problem if there was any log for firefox. do you know if there is any?

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    What happens with

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    Quote Originally Posted by cepiolidus View Post
    I run openSUSE 11.3 64bit. and today firefox does not want to start. I tried upgrading it, downgrading it, removing plugins, rebooting, running it as SU, you name it.
    I just had the same problem. Every time I started Firefox, it crashed and asked if I wanted to send the crash report to Mozilla. I also tried un-/re-installing Firefox from the Software Manager. No luck.

    What I finally did was uninstall it, download the current version from the Firefox site, installed that one. It started without a problem. The only extra thing I did afterward was to add a symbolic link in /usr/bin/ to point to the new executable location.

    This obviously has the downside that Firefox is not automatically updated by the OS. It has the advantage that it actually functions.

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