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Re: Firefox problem



On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 13:13 +1000, d_j_w46 wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 09:36:22 Craig White wrote:
> > 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
> 
> Using "/usr/bin/firefox" gives the same error.

I think you need to tell us something more about your environment, about
which so far we know nothing at all. Please state:

1) Fedora version
2) Desktop environment (Gnome, KDE, other)
3) Desktop theme (because the error refers to a problem with colours or
fonts)
4) Whether previous versions of Firefox have worked correctly, e.g. FF
2.
5) How you installed FF. For example, /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox is
not a standard directory under the Fedora 9 yum installation of FF.

poc


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