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Re: Firefox problem



On Sat, 2008-06-28 at 16:53 +1000, d_j_w46 wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:33:47 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > d_j_w46 wrote:
> > > I tried to start firefox on the command line,and this is what I get.
> > >
> > > [david reddwarf ~]$ /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox
> > > The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
> > > This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> > > The error was 'BadName (named color or font does not exist)'.
> > >   (Details: serial 738 error_code 15 request_code 45 minor_code 0)
> > >   (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
> > >    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
> > >    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
> > >    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
> > >    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error()
> > > function.)
> > >
> > > I don't understand what is happening,how do I fix it.
> > >
> > >   Thanks   david
> >
> > The Firefox script in /usr/bin sets some stuff up for the Firefox
> > binary. This may be your problem. Also, by command line, do you meen
> > in a X terminal, or a text login? (CLI)
> >
> > Mikkel
> 
> I'm using the bash shell and the script in /usr/bin is over my head
----
start it up by executing /usr/bin/firefox and
not /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox

Craig


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