[CentOS] Unable to start Firefox/Mozilla after yum updates

Josh Kelley joshkel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 14:48:53 UTC 2005

On 11/10/05, slaton <slaton at ocf.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Since installing the latest yum updates a couple of days ago, I'm unable
> to start Firefox or Mozilla. Both fail silently with no messages printed
> to console. This is a 32-bit dual Xeon box running Centos 4.2.

Try seeing if you have any plugins causing problems.  For example,
RHEL 4 currently has a bug with the Java plugin, although it doesn't
cause problems at startup:

Did you try running strace?  From the command prompt,
strace firefox
strace mozilla
This will display a log of the system calls made by Firefox or
Mozilla; often, the last few calls will give a clue as to what the
problem is.

Josh Kelley

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