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Hello all- I am still very new with Linux, but am familiar with Firefox. I updated my browser via system / synaptic package manager and it looked like everything went ...
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    Bookmarks Icon closes Firefox Browser in 1.0.4 Sarge???


    Hello all- I am still very new with Linux, but am familiar with Firefox. I updated my browser via system / synaptic package manager and it looked like everything went fine, but now when I click on either the BOOKMARKS or HISTORY tabs at the top of the screen, my browser instantly closes. I tried reinstalling it the same way, and it still happens. What gives? WOuld it be better to install the update "manually"? If so, how do I do that? I have been working with Linux all of about 5 days now.

    Thanx!

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    try starting firefox from the command line to see if any errors occur.
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    How do I do that?

    so.... do I ctrl-alt-t to open up x terminal and then???

    what do I type to run firefox from command line? I am a super NOOB -

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    just open open a terminal (or konsole, xterm) and type
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    mozilla-firefox
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    Code:
    firefox
    will do if the above code doesn't work.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Segmentation fault

    Thanx! - I opened firefox from the terminal and when I either click the bookmarks or history icons the browser closes and I get a "Segmentation fault" message. phooey. How do I fix that?

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    What I would do is open up a terminal and move your firefox profile.
    Code:
    mv ./.mozilla /home/user_name/Desktop
    You can move it to where ever you want (just not /home/user_name). I just picked Desktop, because it exists by default
    Now try to run firefox. If it works, then there is something wrong in your profile folder. You can keep your bookmarks by copying the bookmarks html from your ./.mozilla folder now on the desktop.

    If moving the profile doesn't work, then completey remove firefox with
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    apt-get --purge remove mozilla-firefox
    now try to reinstall it and see if it works. If it does, you should be able to move your profile back.
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    OK!

    well I opened up a terminal and typed what u said and I moved the profile to my Desktop and now when I click the bookmarks and history icons they work like they're supposed to! YAY!

    So, this means that there is/was something wrong with my profile folder? What do I need to do next- and where did I move my profile FROM?

    thanx again!

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    AHA! I fingered it out!

    Thanx foe the info- I posted me results on the linux applications forum under segmentation fault - its here if yer curious: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-53135.html


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    yes, so there is something wrong in your profile. You can just copy your bookmarks, history, password info from it. They should be at
    Code:
    /home/username/Desktop/.mozilla/firefox/xxxx123.default/
    (the xxx123 will be some combination of letters and numbers)
    they will be called
    Code:
    bookmarks.html history.dat formhistory.dat signons.txt
    Now you can cp these to your new firefox install
    cp bookmarks.html history.dat formhistory.dat signons.txt
    Code:
    /home/user_name/.mozilla/firefox/xxxx123.default/
    Oh, and good job helping someone else :rock:
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