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

slaton slaton at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Sat Nov 12 23:39:45 UTC 2005


Thanks for the ideas. However, this turned out to be something far more 
innocuous. I had a shell stacksize limit set that i'd forgotten about 
which apparently firefox and mozilla didn't like (d'oh).


On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, Josh Kelley wrote:

> 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: 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=170447
> Did you try running strace?  From the command prompt,
> strace firefox
> or
> 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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