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Guys I have just completed running MCC update and now I can not run Firefox or Epiphany. A would greatly appreciate any assistance in correcting this problem!:confused:...
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    Unhappy Update and lost of Internet access


    Guys

    I have just completed running MCC update and now I can not run Firefox or Epiphany. A would greatly appreciate any assistance in correcting this problem!:confused:

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    Open a terminal or konsole window and launch Firefox or Epiphany from the command line, you should see an error message in the terminal or konsole window, Please post that error message here, maybe someone can help you find out what's wrong.
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    firefox
    Code:
    epiphany
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    When firefox is entered at the prompt -- it times out after some period of time.

    When epiphany is entered, I receive the following:

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    (epiphany:10318): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session 
    
    manager:
    None of the authentication protocols specified are supported.
    
    ** (epiphany:10318): WARNING **: Unable to connect to session bus: Did 
    
    not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did 
    
    not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the 
    
    reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

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    Strange, I think it may be dbus.
    Try this as root or sudo, whichever is needed.
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    /etc/init.d/dbus restart
    Post Any errors you get.
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    Did you upgrade to FF 3.5 through the backports or other 3rd party repo?
    This is a broken dependency problem usually.
    Try running again # urpmi --auto-update

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    Guys, I appreciate your assistance! Firefox and Epiphany still do not wont to cooperate with me. BTW, I was not upgrading to FF3.5. Error messages are as follows:

    HTML Code:
    [root@localhost /]# /etc/init.d/dbus restart
    -bash: /etc/init.d/dbus: No such file or directory
    
    [root@localhost /]# ps -ef | grep dbus
    13        1363     1  0 10:54 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon --system
    nmorris   1773     1  0 10:54 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session --sh-syntax
    nmorris   1774     1  0 10:54 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 6 --print-address 9 --session
    root     20600  4742  0 11:23 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color dbus

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    Try this
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    dbus-launch epiphany

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    Does Mandriva not use /etc/init.d/ ? Is there anything in that directory?
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    ls /etc/init.d/
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    Guys

    Thanks for all your suggestions, especially reed9. After performing:

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    dbus-launch epiphany
    
    and
    
    dbus-launch firefox
    I am once again able to access the Internet. Once again, thanks to you all -- I was almost about to reinstall from scratch!

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    That does speak to a deeper problem, since that workaround isn't normally needed.

    What desktop environment are you using? GNOME, KDE, other?

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