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Post Posted November 13th, 2008, 11:16 am

I had some problems with thunderbird 2.0.0.16 pausing in the compose window, so installed 2.0.0.17 in a different directory. (It MAY have fixed the original problem, too!) But, now when I click on a URL in Thunderbird, nothing happens. If TB was started from a terminal window, I get the message "Couldn't load XPCOM."

This is on Linux CentOS 5.2, and Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 5. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Jon

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Post Posted November 13th, 2008, 1:10 pm

Check that Firefox is designated as the Default Browser.... http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_Browser#Linux

Are you using GNOME or KDE ?? KDE needs a bit more persuading to cooperate.....

Also you may find it helpful to update to a Production version of Firefox.... It is possible that this may have been a bug in the Beta 5 version of Firefox, that has been corrected in the actual release versions. We are now at 3.0.4 !

Check your Repository for a more up to date version...
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3p8kh68
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Post Posted November 13th, 2008, 10:12 pm

Well, I tried everything in the above link. I have both 2.0.0.16 and 2.0.0.17 installed. It FIXED 2.0.0.16, but I still get the same non-response and "couldn't load XPCOM." message from 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.17 seems to have less of these one-minute pauses while in the compose window, so I'd like to use it, but the no URL response is kind of a pain.

Thanks,

Jon

jmelson
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Post Posted November 13th, 2008, 10:13 pm

Oh, and it is a Gnome desktop.

jmelson
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Post Posted December 6th, 2008, 11:17 pm

I've updated to 2.0.0.18, still same problem. I changed the Firefox to 3.0.4, so no beta version anymore. I just have no idea how to track this down. I have made Firefox the designated browser.

Thanks,

Jon

jmelson
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Post Posted December 7th, 2008, 12:59 pm

OK, new data. I allowed CentOS to apply all updates, including new Firefox and Thunderbird, and the problem has gone away. So, installing 2.0.0.18 from the thunderbird download page causes this problem, but having the update installed by CentOS does something extra that makes it work.

ogneton
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Post Posted February 26th, 2009, 8:49 am

jmelson said: "I allowed CentOS to apply all updates"

how did you did that??... i have the same problem.... im running centos 5.2 on vmware and im having the same problem... i read all msgs posted in this windows i dont see any solution to the problem... could you please post your solution step by step... please...

ogenton
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Post Posted February 26th, 2009, 8:57 am

i found in application -> system tools the software updater section... ... i bealive this is the answer we where hoping for to find... right now the job isnt done yet but when its done then i´ll tell you ...

ogneton
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Post Posted February 26th, 2009, 9:30 am

its done but it didnt work for me... i now you´ve posted this msgs a lot of time ago but could anybody give a solution... thanxs

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