This is my first openSUSE install, after a few years with Mandriva. Everything seemed to be going well, openSUSE 11.2 RC1 x64, KDE 4.3.1. Installed Flash x64 alpha and everything seemed to be working fine. Then after a number of days, firefox (and consequently Songbird) wouldn’t open.
There are a number of similar posts across the net and as a result I’ve tried:
Reapplying permissions on ~/.mozilla
Reinstalling GTK and gconf2
Removing Flash and running firefox -safe-mode
Nothing has worked. Running from root works fine. Running from the icon creates some disk activity and creates two processes but no Browser windows appears. Running from the terminal doesn’t create any processes or give ANY feedback at the console.
Without any errors, I’m lost what to do next. Any suggestions would be welcome.
No, su’ing to root from the terminal. Firefox is default 11.2RC1, Songbird is from packman. Both were working perfectly for a week.
I actually use opera, but my wife prefers firefox and I would need it for Songbird anyway.
Created another user and Firefox starts without any problems!
So what else is in ~/ that could stop it from running apart from ~/.mozilla ??
Yes, I always check for existing sessions and kill them before trying again.
I forgot to mention, I tried clearing /tmp after reading another forum post. Something to do with gconf using /tmp instead of ~/.
I’m wondering if renaming .gconf, .gconf2 or .gnome might help.
No, it behaves exactly the same way when run from the icon or terminal.
Perhaps it doesn’t require Firefox but it’s based on and shares Mozilla XULrunner.
I’ve tried reinstalling that, no effect. I presume any config for it is stored in ~/.mozilla