View Full Version : [kubuntu] Opening links from inside Kontact

September 21st, 2008, 05:05 PM
Hi, all:

I can't seem to open firefox links from inside Kontact. When someone sends me an email that I'm reading in KMail, I click on it, and I get a bouncing icon, but firefox never actually opens. It's holding me back from using RSS Akregator. Any ideas?

September 22nd, 2008, 08:33 PM

September 24th, 2008, 07:42 AM
This seems to be something that is a matter of settings. Is it a serious problem? A bug?

October 22nd, 2008, 09:49 PM
This happened to me when I deinstalled Firefox 3 and reverted back to Firefox 2.

the following workaround might not be the official fix but it seems to do the trick.

Solution: Create a Symbolic Link to the Firefox binary

Assuming you're using Firefox 2:

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-2 /usr/bin/firefox

Or if you're using Firefox 3, it would be

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3 /usr/bin/firefox

Hope it works for you.

October 26th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Well, I no longer get a bouncing icon of nothingness; instead, Kontact tries to open Quanta instead of Firefox. What do I do?

October 26th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Sorry, I've really no idea about that, but it sounds like some links are screwed up somewhere.
Since this thread is older, not many people will be looking at it, so I suggest you open up a new thread called "Help: Links in Kontact (kmail) trying to open Quanta instead of Firefox" or something similar, to catch attention and hopefully someone can help.

Good luck!