Hi, i just installed firefox on my system and it didn'tn create an icon on my desktop or an entry on the program menu so i could create a link or a shortcut. Last installation i had, i remember i installed a version of amsn and it did create a shortcut icon, really nice btw, but this time neither firefox nor amsn create one. How can i create then the icon, i assume they do come with icons and stuff.
Am i explaining myself well enough?
Firefox does come with an icon hidden somewhere deep inside it's directory tree, or at least it used to. Can't remember where it is though, google should be able to tell you. If you want to make icons, you can use Gimp for that.
The icon are there dont worry, in /usr/share/icons
as for the Desktop icon, simply create a link to application... and specify the path you've installed FF and/amsn
Ok, got it. Now i can't open firefox, it opened when installed and now when hitting the firefox thing in the folder or the icon on the desktop, it won't load. It puts a clock on the task bar as if it's going to open up, but it stays there for a while and then goes away and nothing happens. If that doesn't happen, it tells me some ridiculous thing about profiles and that i cannot login cause the profile's in use.
I also tried running it from a terminal, by typing "firefox", but i got some errors i don't understand, maybe i can make it happen again so you could see. And here it is: "loading the extensions datasource" and cycles up doing this and displaying it every second.
look if there are any firefox processes running, with
and then kill them if they are running?
ps -aux | grep firefox
I made sure there weren't any firefox processes running and still got the same thing, it won't load up. Should i like not have mozilla running when attempting to open up firefox? And the answer is no. Here's the ls -l command results to see if maybe you can determine where the error is:
I read that in order to uninstall firefox all i had to do was to delete the directory, i can try reinstalling but this would be the third time i do so. I might as well give it a shot.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 219 Nov 7 13:27 browserconfig.properties
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 chrome/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 components/
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 defaults/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 extensions/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6334 Nov 7 13:27 firefox*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9771152 Nov 7 13:27 firefox-bin*
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 greprefs/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 icons/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44790 Jan 30 04:15 install.log
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 449428 Nov 7 13:27 libmozjs.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 177164 Nov 7 13:27 libnspr4.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 409468 Nov 7 13:27 libnss3.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 198152 Nov 7 13:27 libnssckbi.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15272 Nov 7 13:27 libplc4.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8240 Nov 7 13:27 libplds4.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 134188 Nov 7 13:27 libsmime3.so*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 476 Nov 7 13:27 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 419824 Nov 7 13:27 libsoftokn3.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 125824 Nov 7 13:27 libssl3.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 94888 Nov 7 13:27 libxpcom_compat.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 665424 Nov 7 13:27 libxpcom.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7736 Nov 7 13:27 libxpistub.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 236607 Nov 7 13:27 mozilla-xremote-client*
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 plugins/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 335 Jan 30 04:15 registry
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 res/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10897 Nov 7 13:27 run-mozilla.sh*
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 30 04:15 searchplugins/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 147484 Nov 7 13:27 xpicleanup*
Ok, i reinstalled firefox in a different directory this time, into /usr and got the same results: as soon as i finish the installer, firefox opens up. Having firefox up and running, i created the "link to application", i looked firefox in the directory, i found the icon and it looked great. Still having one instance running, i double-clicked the link and it worked, another instance appeared. But, i closed both instances and tried double-clicking the link and the same thing happened. It showed the clock on the task bar for a few moments and then disapeared and nothing came up.
What is going on?
Try starting it with the '-P' option, if it works then create a profile. Then you can start it with '-P profilename' to auto go into that profile. Sometimes it has trouble if you're not using profiles.
I can try that if i get it started, i can't get it going neither from the icon or typing firefox on a terminal window. But nevertheless, let my try this -P option you are suggestion, haven't tried it before. The only thing that i am not sure of is which profile to use since i haven't created one. I have had no chance to create one. I guess default will work.
I forgot to mention that you should create a new profile and use that one. If it works like that, then it will also make upgrading potentially less painful.