[CentOS] (Semi-OT) Problems with Firefox

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Wed Jan 14 15:27:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 10:07 -0500, Sam Drinkard wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Sam Drinkard <sam at wa4phy.net> wrote:
> >   
> >>    After I think the last or next to last update to firefox, I >started
> >> seeing some problems, wherein I no longer have a >"back" function on any
> >> pages or tabs.
> >>     <snip>

> > Can you verify the Firefox Package, to see that it is or is not corrupted?
> >
> >   
> Yes, I've removed and reinstalled via yum and the Centos repo.

Again, I'm really ignorant, but I have one other thought. Have you tried
moving all the user-specific stuff directory to another name and letting
FF start up "fresh"? I recently had a problem regarding the destruction
of the pluginreg.dat. Still waiting to hear if I should post a bug on
it. The problem was having FF check to see if it was the default browser
(needs to be disabled). Anyway, since you've re-installed, maybe
something corrupted some configuration files.

It's easy to do, so worth a try I guess.

The ones with which I'm familiar are ~/.mozilla/firefox and ~/.mozilla/
although I don't think the latter one is involved. There's probably some
system-wide ones, but I've never had to chase those down yet.

BTW, did you try an rpm verify after the re-install? We don't want to
"assume" that things were not corrupted by the download/install process.

> ><snip sig stuff>

I need to add you to my spell-checker. It want's me to believe you're a
"Drunkard". :-)


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