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    Question [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    Greetings !!

    I tried to install an application to handle the ipod, that failed.
    It is not very annoying itself but now firefox (???) won't launch anymore, filezila do.

    I tried different things to fix it (remove and install) but that won't work.

    I tried to compile the source code but I got syntax error in the version script, that also failed.

    I did rpm -qa --last to remove all the packages I recently installed and tried what I found here: http://anl4u.com/blog/how-to-get-lat...x-in-opensuse/

    That failed.
    The bouncing icon is displayed but after doing a ps aux | grep firefox it was said the process was defunct.

    Any idea ?

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    On 2014-02-22 14:26, soundlord wrote:
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    > Greetings !!


    openSUSE 11.4. That's old. Are you using Evergreen?

    > I tried different things to fix it (remove and install) but that won't
    > work.


    Just try on a new user. If it fails there, run it from a terminal.

    It would also be interesting to see your repository list, with "zypper
    lr --details". And please do so inside code tags (the '#' button in the
    forum editor).

    See how





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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    Do you get any error message when you run it in a terminal window?
    Code:
    firefox
    Does it work maybe if you run it in safe mode?
    Code:
    firefox -safe-mode
    Which "application to handle the ipod" did you try to install and how did you try to install it. How did it fail?
    Did it install/uninstall/change other packages maybe?

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    I did not explained in details what I did, sorry.

    I already did firefox -safe-mode in terminal --> same behaviour, won't launch (ps indicated process as defunct)

    I'm sending this post thru a 11.3 openSUSE with firefox working (^^) I'll go back to the other computer to add the rpm command to list the repositories.

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    I have seen in the past FF not fully shutting down.and become orphaned

    Use ps -A to get the PID for the process then kill PID where PID is the number found in the ps listing.

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    Yep that was the first idea but it never solved the issue.

    There is the output of what zypper lr --details gives:
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     1 | FF11.4| FF11.4| Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.4/          |                                                                        
     2 | KDE_related|KD| No      | No      |  120     | rpm-md   | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/47/openSUSE_11.4/ |                                                                        
     3 | Mises...| Mises.| Yes    | Yes     |  110     | rpm-md   | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/                                 |                                                                        
     4 | ati_driv| ati dri | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-legacy/openSUSE_11.4/              |                                                                        
     5 | openS | openS | No      | No      |  126     | yast2    | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ATAPI_DVD_A_DH20A4P,/dev/sr0           |                                                                        
     6 | openS | open   | No      | No      |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/              |                                                                        
     7 | packm | packm | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4                                |                                                                        
     8 | packm | packm | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4/Essentials                     |                                                                        
     9 | packm| packma| Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4/Multimedia                     |                                                                        
    10 | repo-| openSU| No      | No      |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/              |                                                                        
    11 | repo-| openSU| Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/                  |                                                                        
    12 | repo-| openSU| Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2    | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/           |                                                                        
    13 | rpms | rpms    | Yes     | Yes     |   90     | plaindir | dir:///oldsystem/installz/rpm                                             |
    It's a shame we can't attach screenshots...

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    How can I check these ?

    Code:
    Software Requirements
      Please note that Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.   
    
    • Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:
      • GTK+ 2.18 or higher (?)
      • GLib 2.22 or higher (?)
      • Pango 1.14 or higher (ok)
      • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended) (ok)
      • libstdc++ 4.3 or higher (ok)
    • For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:
      • NetworkManager 0.7 or higher (disabled)
      • DBus 1.0 or higher (ok)
      • HAL 0.5.8 or higher (ok)
      • GNOME 2.16 or higher (? --> I use KDE)
    I tried pkg-config --modversion but some of these packages won't give any version number.
    As it has worked before I think I awkwardly deleted one of required libraries to make firefox to launch.

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    One note regarding your repos:
    [QUOTE=soundlord;2626564]
    Code:
     7 | packm | packm | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4                                |                                                                        
     8 | packm | packm | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4/Essentials                     |                                                                        
     9 | packm| packma| Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md   | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4/Multimedia                     |
    You can remove #8 and #9.
    #7 is the complete Packman repo, this contains the stuff from Essentials _and_ Multimedia (and Extra and Games).

    It's a shame we can't attach screenshots...
    You can upload them to http://susepaste.org/ or some other picture hosting site and post a link (maybe inside [IMG] tags).

    Regarding Firefox:
    The package is called MozillaFirefox in openSUSE, but that mozilla repo you have added only contains firefox-esr for 11.4.
    So which packages do you actually have installed now?
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep -i firefox
    And what packages are in /oldsystem/installz/rpm?

    What I would suggest though is to add the Evergreen repo and update your system.
    Maybe this in itself would already fix your problem?
    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord View Post
    How can I check these ?

    I tried pkg-config --modversion but some of these packages won't give any version number.
    As it has worked before I think I awkwardly deleted one of required libraries to make firefox to launch.
    pkg-config is for compiling from source, and you would have to have the corresponding *-devel packages installed, which you DON'T need when you just want to run Firefox.

    YaST/zypper should take care of the dependencies for you, provided you installed Firefox from the openSUSE packages.
    You can of course check yourself with YaST/zypper or rpm which version of those packages you have installed if you want to:
    Code:
    rpm -q libgtk-2_0-0
    f.e. for Gtk+.

    But if one of those requirements were not met, you should get an error message when running firefox in a terminal window.
    You still didn't answer my question whether you get one, though...
    Last edited by wolfi323; 22-Feb-2014 at 13:55.

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    Default Re: [openSUSE 11.4] Firefox won't launch anymore

    Something very strange: tail -n 30 /var/log/messages gives messages from this morning 4 am.
    I started two times Linux today, it must be some messages in /var/log/messages after feb 22 4:07...

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