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.

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, 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

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.

Starting from the command line may show the errors


for record, command line output was:

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

solution was found in this posting by CAF:

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