herb.smith at boeing.com
Tue Jul 20 13:39:54 UTC 2010
> Smith, Herb <herb.smith <at> boeing.com> writes:
> > Hi all...
> > Over the weekend I updated my FC12 installation on my Dell Inspiron laptop to
> FC13. All seemed to go
> > flawlessly with one exception. When I try to launch Firefox it gives me the
> following message:
> > Cannot Load XPCOM.
> > Does anyone have any idea what that's all about and how it can be fixed?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Herb
> On my system F13 32-bit):
> # yum list xulrunner*
> Installed Packages
> xulrunner.i686 188.8.131.52-1.fc13 @updates
> #rpm -ql xulrunner |grep -i xpcom
> If not installed, do it now.
> # yum install xulrunner
I checked it out and here's what I found:
# yum list xulrunner*
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
rpmfusion-free-updates | 2.8 kB 00:00
Not using downloaded repomd.xml because it is older than what we have:
Current : Tue Jul 13 00:47:45 2010
Downloaded: Thu Jul 8 16:35:01 2010
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates | 2.8 kB 00:00
updates/metalink | 17 kB 00:00
# rpm -ql xulrunner | grep -i xpcom /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxpcom.so
So, that would seem to be in order.
I stumbled upon an interesting twist here, however. The desktop launcher command was: /usr/bin/firefox, which gave the offending response that XPCOM could not be loaded. I noticed that the command on the browser launcher on the Panel was: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox and this works just fine. Firefox starts without a problem.
While I now have a way to launch Firefox, the question remains, is this XPCOM this an issue that will affect any other applications, or is it now moot?
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