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    bz43tp NNTP User

    Default CORBA ORBit failure when starting Firefox


    openSUSE 11.1
    KDE 3.5.10

    Below is an error I get after starting Firefox.

    Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See for information. (Details - 1: Server ping error:

    Steps I already took:
    1. I thought that my .mozilla directory may be the cause so I moved my
    .mozilla directory to "backup.mozilla". Then restarted Firefox and
    Firefox created a new .mozilla directory. But, the error message still
    popped up.

    2. I also searched Google for stale NFS locks, CORBA, Orbit, and enable
    TCP/IP networking for ORBit. The results I found indicated I should
    remove my /tmp files.
    So, as root, I deleted my /tmp files. But, I still got that same error
    listed in the code above.
    A positive thing that happened after deleting my /tmp files was that
    Flash worked again in Firefox.

    3. Next I decided to search for CORBA in the add/remove software
    applet. The result of the search for CORBA returned ORBit. So, I
    thought I'd delete ORBit. But there was a "Conflict Resolution" window
    that popped up indicating actions which will be done if I decided to
    delete ORBit. This included the deinstallation of more than 100
    packages including (full name of package not shown below):

    I'd like to know if there is another option other than deinstallation
    of ORBit. So, I decided to post my question on this forum.

    If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate them.

    Thank you.

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    bz43tp NNTP User

    Default Re: CORBA ORBit failure when starting Firefox



    After rebooting PC the error was gone.

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