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etpoole60
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Firefox Issues

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/02/04 15:02:12

:?: I've 2 physical machines and both are running CentOS 6.10 x86_64. Both seem to be running just fine with the exception of Firefox. And from basic analysis if seems to come down to how things were installed:

Machine A:
Installed using full CentOS 6.7 x86_64 DVD and during the install Customize Now was used streamlining what was installed. So the Gnome GUI was available after install including Firefox. The inittab was altered from using '5' to '3' so when I want the GUI I just enter 'startx'. Then 'yum -y update was used to bring it up to CentOS 6.10 and rebooted. All is well including Firefox.

Machine B:
Installed using the CentOS 6.10 Minimal DVD using the Server World tutorial. I needed to have the Gnome GUI on this machine so I followed their instructions to use groupinstall that included 'Internet Applications' and 'Internet Browser' groups. Performed yum -y update to bring the system up to the latest. Rebooted and started the GUI. Went to applications to start Firefox got the Firefox starting message but that was all.

What could be my problem with Firefox on Machine B?

TIA
Gene

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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by tunk » 2019/02/04 15:48:33

Can you start firefox from the command line too see if you get more messages?

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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/02/04 21:16:08

No.

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Gene

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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by TrevorH » 2019/02/04 21:21:28

Does that mean that you cannot try or that you did and nothing happened?
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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/02/05 15:18:23

Not sure what happened to my prior response, but here it is again:

[root@jpdsys3 ~]# /usr/bin/firefox
Starting a11y dbus service...
/usr/lib64/firefox/firefox: symbol lookup error: /websoft/java/jdk1.8.0_202/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so: undefined symbol: _ZSt7getlineIcSt11char_traitsIcESaIcEERSt13basic_istreamIT_T0_ES7_RNSt7__cxx1112basic_stringIS4_S5_T1_EES4_

It looks like Firefox doesn't like jdk1.8.0_202, but both Wildfly and Tomcat thinks it's great.

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Gene

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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/02/05 15:30:30

OK, right after I posted my prior reply I entered the same command (/usr/bin/firefox) from machine A and it worked just fine. A difference I saw between to two machines is the Java being used (the Java hasn't been upgraded to jdk1.8.0_202):

Machine A:
[root@jpdsys1 ~]# java -version
java version "1.8.0_181"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_181-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.181-b13, mixed mode)

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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by TrevorH » 2019/02/05 16:20:46

You appear to have the java plugin installed in your firefox and that doesn't work with the newer firefox packages (since 60+ iirc). You will need to remove it.
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Re: Firefox Issues

Post by etpoole60 » 2019/02/07 03:18:30

That corrected the issue!
This comes from using old scripts.
Thank You!
Gene

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