[CentOS] Strange browser displays with 5.x on Dell GX-260

Dick Roth raroth7 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 19 21:19:15 UTC 2008


Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 6:22 AM, William L. Maltby
> <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 02:47 -0400, Dick Roth wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>> This was a clean install, however I kept my /home directory intact.  The
>>> rest of the partitions were reformatted.
>> Try resetting all your preferences? Maybe a major format change in the
>> control files under .mozilla directories?
> 
> When you launched Mozilla Firefox the first time, I suspect that it
> created a new .mozilla directory in /home  and wiped out your old one.
> 
> Have you tried to "yum remove firefox" and then "yum install firefox"
> to see if the issues stop or continue?
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Renaming ~/.mozilla and reinstalling Firefox cured my problems. 
Apparently the .mozilla file in my Home directory, which was not 
re-formatted, was at odds with the new install.  There was a bit of work 
to reclaim bookmarks, but all appears to be well now.  Thanks to Lanny 
and Jerry for the help.

Dick


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