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    Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Hi,

    I have a 32bit Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick) and as I want this version to stay the same I've edited /etc/sources.list as follows:
    Quote Originally Posted by /etc/apt/sources.list
    # Required
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security main restricted universe multiverse

    # Optional
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick universe
    All fine untill here... I also needed my firefox to be in the 10.0 version and to do so, I've fetched manually the tar.bz2 package from firefox' page dedicated to old releases (); uninstalled the old one using 'Software Manager' and installed this new package by giving the following commands to the CLI:
    Quote Originally Posted by installing firefox 10.0
    root@server: tar -xjvf firefox-10.0.tar.bz2 -C /opt
    root@server: ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
    I can launch firefox from the CLI and it opens, I can browse the web, etc...

    My problem is that an apparenyt error/warning message is sent to the stdout saying «failed to create drawable»

    Do you know what it is and how to correct it?

    Furthermore, I would like to add this app to the graphical menu in «Applications > Internet» section/menu.

    Thank you very much for the help

    Yours sincerely,
    sebastiaopburnay

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    @sebastiaopburnay:
    > I can launch firefox from the CLI and it opens, I can browse the web, etc...

    > My problem is that an apparenyt error/warning message is sent to the stdout saying «failed to create drawable»

    > Do you know what it is and how to correct it?

    Try:

    Code:
    dbus-launch firefox
    And see if it helps. If it doesn't, since you have the sources you might try:

    Code:
    grep -rl "drawable" firefox/
    And see what the code tries to do.

    HTH,
    Nikos

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Well, Ive tried launching firefox wth the 'dbus-launch', but I got the same output «failed to create drawable».

    About the grep (good idea, by the way) it indicates a single match upon a binary library file:
    Code:
    root@SERVER:/opt/firefox# grep -irn 'drawable' *
    Binary file libxul.so matches
    So, I don't really know what to do about it

    P.S.: I've forgotten to mention that this machine is a guest VM with, with an ESX 4.1 host, the Ubuntu guest's VMware Tools are version 8.3.2
    Last edited by sebastiaopburnay; March 15th, 2013 at 03:48 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Quote Originally Posted by sebastiaopburnay View Post
    Well, Ive tried launching firefox wth the 'dbus-launch', but I got the same output «failed to create drawable».

    About the grep (good idea, by the way) it indicates a single match upon a binary library file:
    Code:
    root@SERVER:/opt/firefox# grep -irn 'drawable' *
    Binary file libxul.so matches
    So, I don't really know what to do about it
    Yeap. Don't grep the binary file, only the source tree, unless you can read binary!
    I magine you downloaded and compiled firefox from the sources, right? At least now you know
    it should be a simple case, since it is referenced only once.

    BR,
    Nikos

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Quote Originally Posted by nibal View Post
    Yeap. Don't grep the binary file, only the source tree
    Sorry for my ignorance, but I don't really know what you mean (i.e. what to do)

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Quote Originally Posted by sebastiaopburnay View Post
    Sorry for my ignorance, but I don't really know what you mean (i.e. what to do)
    You extracted firefox-10.0.tar.bz2 in /opt. Right?
    Could you please post 10 lines from the output of:

    Code:
    ls -la /opt/firefox*
    Thanks,
    Nikos

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Code:
    root@SERVER:~# ls -la /opt/firefox*
    total 31672
    drwxr-xr-x 10 root root     4096 2012-01-29 11:18 .
    drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     4096 2013-03-11 20:06 ..
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     2149 2012-01-29 11:18 application.ini
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    11678 2012-01-29 11:18 blocklist.xml
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     4096 2012-01-29 11:18 chrome
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root       36 2012-01-29 11:18 chrome.manifest
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 2012-01-29 11:18 components
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   134036 2012-01-29 11:18 crashreporter
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     3803 2012-01-29 11:18 crashreporter.ini
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root      583 2012-01-29 11:18 crashreporter-override.ini

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    Quote Originally Posted by sebastiaopburnay View Post
    Code:
    root@SERVER:~# ls -la /opt/firefox*
    total 31672
    drwxr-xr-x 10 root root     4096 2012-01-29 11:18 .
    drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     4096 2013-03-11 20:06 ..
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     2149 2012-01-29 11:18 application.ini
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    11678 2012-01-29 11:18 blocklist.xml
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     4096 2012-01-29 11:18 chrome
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root       36 2012-01-29 11:18 chrome.manifest
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 2012-01-29 11:18 components
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   134036 2012-01-29 11:18 crashreporter
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     3803 2012-01-29 11:18 crashreporter.ini
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root      583 2012-01-29 11:18 crashreporter-override.ini
    Smt is very wrong. This is chrome, not firefox. Besides, during yuor installation you linked to /opt/firefox/firefox. I don't see it, where is it?
    Please type output of:

    Code:
    ls -la $(which firefox)
    ls -la $(which chrome)
    BR,
    Nikos

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    It also seemed strange to me that there was a chrome inside the /opt/firefox folder, but the app is really firefox (it was downloaded from Mozilla).

    Code:
    root@SERVER:/# ls -la $(which firefox)
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2013-03-15 11:24 /usr/bin/firefox -> /opt/firefox/firefox

    Code:
    root@SERVER:/# ls -la $(which chrome)
    total 116
    drwxr-xr-x  24 root root  4096 2012-08-10 17:34 .
    drwxr-xr-x  24 root root  4096 2012-08-10 17:34 ..
    drwsrwxrwx   3 root root  4096 2013-02-01 15:09 bash
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2011-10-25 15:38 bin
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 2013-03-15 12:36 boot
    -rw-r--r--   1 root root    24 2012-08-10 17:34 CdbsMutex
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2011-02-18 17:48 cdrom
    drwxr-xr-x  16 root root  3960 2013-03-15 12:36 dev
    drwxr-xr-x 148 root root 12288 2013-03-15 12:41 etc
    drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 2011-02-18 18:10 home
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    33 2011-02-18 17:51 initrd.img -> boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
    drwxr-xr-x  16 root root 12288 2011-02-22 10:07 lib
    drwx------   2 root root 16384 2011-02-18 17:43 lost+found
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 2013-03-15 12:41 media
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 2013-03-15 12:33 mnt
    drwxr-xr-x   6 root root  4096 2013-03-11 20:06 opt
    dr-xr-xr-x 382 root root     0 2013-03-14 18:36 proc
    drwx------  32 root root  4096 2013-03-15 11:02 root
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2013-03-15 12:33 sbin
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2010-05-09 16:54 selinux
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2010-10-07 16:56 srv
    drwxr-xr-x  12 root root     0 2013-03-14 18:36 sys
    drwxrwxrwt  37 root root  4096 2013-03-18 11:02 tmp
    drwxr-xr-x  14 root root  4096 2013-03-11 10:35 usr
    drwxr-xr-x  17 root root  4096 2012-08-10 16:26 var
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    30 2011-02-18 17:51 vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
    drwx------   2 root root  4096 2012-06-25 17:55 .w3m

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - firefox 10 - failed to create drawable

    @sebastiaopburnay:
    > It also seemed strange to me that there was a chrome inside the /opt/firefox folder, but the app is really firefox (it was downloaded from Mozilla).

    You are right. I guess there is a lot of cooperation between Mozilla and Google.
    I have the same setup from the default (binary) Ubuntu installation.
    This is just binary. You could download the sources to 10.0.0 and make them.

    I am sorry but I cannot help you with a binary release. However the firefox
    users group would be able to.

    BL,
    Nikos

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