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Post Posted January 20th, 2010, 4:48 pm

I use Kubuntu. Install Firefox.
Firefox does not start when it opens. Only the icon appears briefly in the taskbar at the bottom
I tried to run from start menu, the terminal, reinstall it - nothing.
Help someone !!!
Ernest Gabric

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Post Posted January 20th, 2010, 8:49 pm

Try running again in the terminal, but use the following:
firefox &

By putting the "&" at the end, errors will be output to the terminal. It may help figure out what's going wrong.

How did you install? From the repos using KPackageKit?
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Post Posted January 21st, 2010, 2:49 am

user@ubuntu:~$ firefox &
[1] 2282
user@ubuntu:~$ firefox&
[2] 2285
[1] Exit 1 firefox
user@ubuntu:~$ firefox &
[3] 2288
[2] Exit 1 firefox
user@ubuntu:~$ firefox &
[4] 2324
[3] Exit 1 firefox
user@ubuntu:~$

Install with `Firefox installer for Kubuntu` from start menu. Uninstall with KPackageKit and install from Terminal `sudo apt-get install firefox`.
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Post Posted January 21st, 2010, 4:01 am

I am having exactly the SAME problem. Firefox used to launch fine - I updated packages and now it Does the same as First poster.

Any help Would be GREAT, Thanks :? ](*,)

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Post Posted January 21st, 2010, 7:23 am

First, see if you can get Firefox to open in Safe Mode. In the terminal, use firefox -safe-mode & and see if it opens. Maybe a plugin that's already installed is causing the problem.

If that doesn't work, try a local install. Download the Linux version from here:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html

You should get a tar.bz2 file, which you can extract anywhere you'd like. I use ~/Applications/firefox

Inside of ~/Applications/firefox you need to run the firefox script. You can run this in terminal by using ~/Applications/firefox/firefox & and see if it will run.

If it won't, make sure you have all the required dependencies installed.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/system-requirements.html wrote: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:
o GTK+ 2.10 or higher
o GLib 2.12 or higher
o Pango 1.14 or higher
o X.Org 1.0 or higher

* For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:
o NetworkManager 0.7 or higher
o DBus 1.0 or higher
o HAL 0.5.8 or higher
o GNOME 2.16 or higher

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/sy ... ments.html
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Post Posted January 21st, 2010, 8:44 am

Thanks smsmith - working

user@ubuntu:~$ firefox -safe-mode &
[1] 1987
user@ubuntu:~$ The program 'firefox' can be found in the following packages:
* firefox-3.5
* firefox-3.0
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
firefox: command not found
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
.........
.........
Setting up ubufox (0.8-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
[1]+ Exit 127 firefox -safe-mode
user@ubuntu:~$

thanks once again!!!
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Post Posted January 21st, 2010, 9:11 am

Ah, so you had two versions installed at the same time? Silly 'buntu!
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