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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hanbin973 View Post
    But the firefox in the ppa and the official repository depend on xulrunner. Thats the main problem!

    Xulrunner is a engine, so no change in the Xulrunner, then nothing gets better.

    But I think I will have problems with plugins and stuff. ( I need to do everything by my hand so it takes to much to enable and install the plugins to it. The firefox's in the ppa or etc automaticlly syncronize the original profile and every thing. )

    whatever.. I will try more times and write the result here.
    If firefox is build in the way you thought, then it is xulrunner independent?
    I believe it compiles xulrunner together with Firefox 3.5, because xulrunner-1.9.1 is not installed on my system, although Firefox 3.5 shows it in the about page.



    Quote Originally Posted by beamo View Post
    I'm going to keep trying later today.
    Good luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by beamo View Post
    I think your tutorial is OUTSTANDING, by the way.
    Thanks.
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    I just tried to install FF3.5 the way you have shown above on my 8.04 machine and now I have no firefox at all, I tried using Synaptic Package Manager to reinstall 3.0 and it didn't work. I tried the command below it and it said the file wasn't there to remove.

    I am using the LiveCD right now. I also restarted the PC to see if that would help. Now I have no tool bars. All I have is the desktop photo and the one file that was on the desktop.

    These are the commands I ran,
    cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup
    sudo tar -jxvf firefox-*.tar.bz2 -C /opt
    rm firefox-*.tar.bz2
    sudo mv /opt/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins.backup
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins
    sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefoxand this is the one I just tried to use to fix,

    sudo rm /usr/local/bin/firefox && sudo rm -r /opt/firefox



    Can anyone help me get back up and running without having to reformat?

    Thanx.
    Last edited by running_rabbit07; July 17th, 2009 at 10:59 PM.

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by running_rabbit07 View Post
    I just tried to install FF3.5 the way you have shown above on my 8.04 machine and now I have no firefox at all, I tried using Synaptic Package Manager to reinstall 3.0 and it didn't work. I tried the command below it and it said the file wasn't there to remove.

    I am using the LiveCD right now. I also restarted the PC to see if that would help. Now I have no tool bars. All I have is the desktop photo and the one file that was on the desktop.

    These are the commands I ran,
    cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup
    sudo tar -jxvf firefox-*.tar.bz2 -C /opt
    rm firefox-*.tar.bz2
    sudo mv /opt/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins.backup
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins
    sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefoxand this is the one I just tried to use to fix,

    sudo rm /usr/local/bin/firefox && sudo rm -r /opt/firefox



    Can anyone help me get back up and running without having to reformat?

    Thanx.
    Did you download and save the file firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 in your home directory before running those commands?

    Did you get any errors while running those commands?

    Did you remove Firefox 3.0 before installing Firefox 3.5? You shouldn't remove it. What happened when you tried to reinstall Firefox 3.0?

    Please post the output of these commands:

    Code:
    ls /opt/
    Code:
    ls /usr/local/bin/
    Code:
    whereis firefox-3.5
    Code:
    whereis firefox
    To fix the toolbar issue, try this:

    Code:
    killall gnome-panel

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    Did you download and save the file firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 in your home directory before running those commands?
    Yes, It was in my home folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    Did you get any errors while running those commands
    No, didn't see any.

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    Did you remove Firefox 3.0 before installing Firefox 3.5?
    No. I only did the commands you had for installing.

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    You shouldn't remove it. What happened when you tried to reinstall Firefox 3.0?
    It said the instal was okay, but when I clicked on the FF shortcut I got the timer/pointer then nothing happened. Then when I started to reboot the colors of the Ubuntu shutdown splash were all distorted, then at restart, there were no toolbars.

    I am going to restart now with the LiveCD and run those codes.

    Thank you for helping me.

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ls /opt/
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ls /opt/
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ killall gnome-panel
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ls /usr/local/bin/
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ whereis firefox-3.5
    firefox-3: /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 /etc/firefox-3.0
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ whereis firefox
    firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib64/firefox /usr/share/firefox
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$


    This isn't showing much, do these commands work while in LiveCD?

    Or, Do I need to try to get a terminal via a keyboard command?

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by running_rabbit07 View Post
    Or, Do I need to try to get a terminal via a keyboard command?
    I'm afraid so.

    Login without the LiveCD, the hit ALT+F2 the run gnome-terminal to launch the terminal

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Here is what I got while inputting via restore mode CLI

    Code:
    ls /opt/
    firefox

    Code:
    ls /usr/local/bin/
    firefox

    Code:
    whereis firefox-3.5
    firefox-3: /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 /etc/firefox-3.0

    Code:
    whereis firefox
    firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib64/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/share/firefox


    To fix the toolbar issue, try this:

    Code:
    killall gnome-panel
    gnome-panel: no process killed

    Thanx again for the help.

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    I'm afraid so.

    Login without the LiveCD, the hit ALT+F2 the run gnome-terminal to launch the terminal
    I'll give it a try.

    Tried it, ALT F2 didn't do anything.

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by running_rabbit07 View Post
    Here is what I got while inputting via restore mode CLI

    Code:
    ls /opt/
    firefox

    Code:
    ls /usr/local/bin/
    firefox

    Code:
    whereis firefox-3.5
    firefox-3: /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 /etc/firefox-3.0

    Code:
    whereis firefox
    firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib64/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/share/firefox


    To fix the toolbar issue, try this:

    Code:
    killall gnome-panel
    gnome-panel: no process killed

    Thanx again for the help.
    Login again, but not in recovery mode. Then click ALT+F2 to bring the bring the "Run Application" dialog and run the command gnome-terminal to launch the terminal. If it doesn't show, try ALT+F1 to see if the menu appears and then go to "Applications >> Acessories >> Terminal".

    Once in the terminal, run these:

    Code:
    gnome-session-remove gnome-panel
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
    Code:
    pkill gnome-panel
    This should reset your panels (toolbar).

    Then run this to remove Firefox 3.5

    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/local/bin/firefox && sudo rm -r /opt/firefox
    Then launch Firefox.

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    Re: Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

    Quote Originally Posted by running_rabbit07 View Post
    I'll give it a try.

    Tried it, ALT F2 didn't do anything.
    I got a terminal open but have the same results, no toolbars.

    I managed to find the command to open the home folder and from there found the applications folder and found a shortcut for terminal.

    If have to reinstall Ubuntu I will. Being I have a /home, will the reinstall over right all the apps I have installed? I prefer not to but, if it is what I have to do then I will.

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