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firefox doesn't work with fedora 20?

asked 2014-02-17 04:53:59 -0500

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updated 2014-02-17 19:25:07 -0500

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Under fedora 20, when I pressed firefox, it goes around and around and then finishes. I've tried to deinstall , but it won't deinstall. I've tried to install other browsers, but nothing happens. Will you help me?

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What happens when you try to launch firefox from command line? Eg. type firefox in terminal.

mihkel gravatar imagemihkel ( 2014-02-17 05:05:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-17 16:50:43 -0500

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updated 2014-02-18 08:52:03 -0500

Hi

This may happen due to two following reasons:

a) Mozilla Firefox may be running and it is not responding at all

b) ~/.mozilla directory is corrupted while updating or installing an extension Mozilla Firefox may be running and it is not responding at all

First see if Firefox is running or not by typing following command: $ ps aux | grep firefox

Ouput(or something like that):

deusdara 1663 9.9 11.7 778224 238120 ? Sl 11:39 0:30 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

deusdara 1866 0.0 0.0 4988 868 pts/0 S+ 11:45 0:00 grep --color=auto firefox

If a process is running, kill it by typing:

$ kill 1663

OR

$ killall firefox-bin

Now try to start Firefox ~/.mozilla/firefox directory is corrupted while updating or installing an extension

Just rename a ~/.mozilla/firefox directory

$ mv ~/.mozilla/firefox ~/.mozilla/firefox.old

Now try to start Firefox.

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answered 2014-02-17 05:08:21 -0500

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Update firefox and try again type firefox in terminal.

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