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SystemParadox
LOL. So nobody actually knows how to make firefox produce useful output!? This is insane
auscompgeek
perhaps the Error Console? :)
Pelo
evening folks,
I'm trying to install ff 3.5 from the tarball but I ahven'T done this in a while and I'm runing into problems
jean2@Ordi-TV:~/firefox$ sudo ./run-mozilla.sh
run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
auscompgeek
it seems to be trying to execute . ...
Pelo
I've chmod it to 777 , and also to +x
do I need anyting special to execute .sh files ?
(Action) is an idiot, he didn,t install build essential
auscompgeek
the file should start with #!/bin/sh or similar, it's run with the shell.
Pelo
maybe i'm not trying to isntall using the right file firefox.bin maybe ?
SystemParadox
somebody slap auscompgeek when he gets back- the "Error Console" is for errors in pages, not plugins and firefox itself
Pelo
me is annoyed
         

xangua
qué pasa pelo¿
Pelo
I have a box with a cli install of ubuntu , I decided I wanted to try a browser on it but didn'T want a whole graphical env installing,
so I went and got ff 3.5 from the website, because , installing FF from the ubuntu repos came with about 50 dependencies
but I can'T seem to isntall the tarball properly
I untared I move the folder to /usr/local/firefox, made a link to /bin
jonathan1
Hey, I want to write a plugin that will tell Mozilla to run a javascript function as a callback. What channel should I be on, and where should I get this information?
Pelo
but when I type firefox , to launch I get apt telling me it's not installed
jonathan1
#mozilla is invite only
xangua
Pelo: try with ubuntuzilla, it downloads the tallbarr and installs (do all that you wanted to do by yourself) official mozilla firefox
Pelo
xjz
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xangua, I see what you mean but not sure that's what I'm looking for, I'm tring toavoid isntalling a butload of dependencies that ubuntu thinks are necessary , ubuntuzilla would lkely install them as well
the ubuntu team kind of tied firefox in with the installation of the graphical environement
well partly anyway
xangua
Pelo: ubuntuzilla do all that you wanted to do by yourself
Pelo
xangua, meaning ?
(Action) isn'T playing dumb , he is
xangua
it downloads the tallbar, extract it, install it, create the menu's entry
Pelo
xangua, command line system, no menu, no gnome,
but I'll give it a go , see what happens
xangua, ok thanks, it doesn'T seem to want to install 50 dependencies, thanks you very much
xangua
the instructions of howto are in their web Pelo
Pelo
it's isntalled alreday
xangua
jum...
Pelo
jean2@Ordi-TV:~$ firefox
Error: no display specified
that's when I try to start it from tty2, I only have X running on that comp, no gnome or kde , do I need to launch it in screen or somesuch ?
xangua
try if that works
Pelo
try what ?
I'll play with this some more tomorrow, thanks for the help xangua
xangua
firefox --display=DISPLAY
or firefox -safe-mod
mode*
psvasti-
when i try to go to a url or search i get an error message
"engine has no file"
when i try to find my version of firefox i get a little sliver of a window with no info
im using 8.04 ubuntu :s
mobius
i'm using firefox 3.5.7 on OSX 10.6.2. On my other machines, I can do View->Full Screen (F11), but this option isn't there for me. Why not?
         

kbrosnan
fullscreen is not supported on os x
mobius
ah, that stinks.
thanks
kbrosnan
psvasti: about: in the address bar should work as well
psvasti
it says assertion failed :<
Bruners
i'm having troubles loading this page http://www.tv2underholdning.no/korslaget/se-korene-synge-igjen-her-3094753.html and wondering if anyone could tell me what plugin that is needed?
psvasti
yay i restarted it it work
awatkins
Bruners: Silverlight(/Moonlight) ?
Bruners
awatkins: that could be it, will try
didn't know there was a linux implementation of silverlight
Digicrime
hi
this error shows when i start up firefox:
error reading link-handlers.js: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) [nsIFileInputStream.init]" nsresult: "0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://launcher/content/overlay.js :: anonymous :: line 193" data: no]
zaoul
How can I get firefox to eat more ram?
firefox is not eating enough of my ram
pos
skydrome
if anyone is around, im having an issue with firefox hanging my system - ubuntu 9.10
caused everything to freeze
its random appearently
Accesshater
does it also freeze in safemode?
skydrome
cant really check that due to it being so random
but if i never open firefox, the system is up for days
dolske
which version of Firefox? hanging just the browser, I assume?
skydrome
dolske, 3.5.8 r26710
Accesshater
i had some similar problems in ubuntu 8.04 the cause of that was a bad nvideadriver
skydrome cant you find something in the logs?
xangua
skydrome: 3.5.8 r what¿¿ use a stable version
skydrome
in my case, x doesnt crash or anything, mouse works only
dolske
err, we haven't released a 3.5.8.
is it just FF hanging, or can you not get at other apps?
skydrome
also the case with 3.5.7 from official repos
its system wide, net locks, opening of anything is impossible
3.5.8 is from ubuntu mozilla team
dolske
can you ssh into the box from another system?
skydrome
its actually my local and ive tried ssh to it while it was hung and it couldnt resolve
xangua
skydrome: have you tried safe-mode or with a new fx profile¿
skydrome
since the net dies too
xangua im gonna try that now
complete purge and reinstall
dolske
doesn't sound like a Firefox problem to me then. I'd guess a buggy video driver or something like that.
maybe bad ram?
memcheck86 ftw.
skydrome
well im assuming its FF due to the fact that if i never open firefox, everything is fine
but as Accesshater said, could be nvdriver, ill check the logs now
dolske
not opening FF == not exercising the system. :)
Accesshater
well skydrome in my case the problem is solved
skydrome
not sure i follow that comment dolske
dolske
Just saying that if you're not running FF, you're probably not exercising whatever thing in your system in causing it to hang.
skydrome
gotcha, where would any relevant logs be kept?
Accesshater
system -> administration -> log file viewer
skydrome
ya, but didnt know if there were specific FF dump logs
dolske
if you run a build from Mozilla and it *crashes*, it'll submit a crash report we can look at.
but if your system is just flat out hanging, it'll be stuck before it even gets that far.
skydrome
ok im going through the syslog now
i more or less agree its something else than ff
dolske, http://paste2.org/p/600785
dolske
looks like something network related maybe?
try switching to another adapter if you have one? (WiFi to wired, or try a USB dongle?)
skydrome
ya looks like my netcard
im running windows drivers off ndiswrapper
wired isnt possible do to the location of the router
well now that ive gotten to the problem, ill try another channel, thanks for all the support
dolske
heh, sure!
(Action) heads off for food.
Accesshater
skydrome you could also try the ubuntu forums
skydrome
probably will, thanks
konr
I want to find out in which sites I spend most of my time - is there a firefox plugin for it?
ah-ha!
https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-PT/firefox/addon/5168
damn, for old versions of firefox :/
do you think that it will be hard to port it to firefox 3.5? I've never used played with firefox, but I guess I can spend an evening on it.
Accesshater
konr: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1887/ something like this?
you could also try to disable the check that checks the addon version
konr
Accesshater: haha actually I modified the .xpi! Thanks for the link, I'll try it if meetimer doesn't work! :)
Accesshater
k
:)
fedorauser162
is there a way to make the search field in firefox clear itself after i hit enter?
kbrosnan
via extensions, i believe so
fedorauser162
i wish i could have multiple search fields in firefox... like i had in galeon
kbrosnan
fedorauser162: possible via extensions
fedorauser162
kbrosnan, oh? where
kbrosnan
addons.mozilla.org
fedorauser162
any specific name?
kbrosnan
no, far too many extensions to keep track of
MaxHR
Hello, couple q's, first, is there a way to change the addon update behavior? currently when you are notified an update is ready, click ok to download, does so and installs... then for some reason addon manager pops up saying a new one is installed
this last part would be great to get rid of, as its redundant
JPavleck[Laptop]
Greetings, offhand does anyone remember a name of the ff add-on that saves all of your current addons and settings and packages it up so you can install the whole thing somewhere else?
MaxHR
Second, more important question, I use Tab Mix Plus, including its session manager, if I choose to not restore that session, then shutdown, then start again and choose not to restore, shutdown, I then have lost the saved session
is there any way, with a different extension, to preserve one or more sessions, permanently? and not have them get cleared out, unless I choose to replace or remove them
Accesshater
MaxHR: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries search for notifyUser
MaxHR
Accesshater: that looks like it won't tell me at all that there is an update
I just want to get rid of the box telling me I just installed an update
Accesshater
yes it does, i disabled it in my browser and i get notifications
but i dont get the annoying dialog
MaxHR
ok, righton then, thx!
Accesshater
yw
MaxHR
mine was set to false already, so I set to true
Accesshater
hmm
XiXaQ
who would like to recommend a good tab manager for firefox?
I seem to remember reading about one that just displayed the tabs as a tree instead of horisontally at the top.
Accesshater
XiXaQ tree style view
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5890/
XiXaQ
Accesshater, ah! Great, thanks :)
remote
hello
how can i configure the google search toolbar to search google.ca instead of .com ?
Cork[home]
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engines.html?name=google.ca
hamsand
hi all. i'm using firefox on Linux OS. can i run shell scripts from firefox? or is there a running shell scripts add-on? i want to give URLs opened by firefox to shell scripts.
Accesshater
firefox www.google.com
opens google.com in firefox
^myokidzu-it
hello can you help me inmprove firefox 3 speed? it is really very slow and it blocks pc! I have windows xp help please
Accesshater
^myokidzu-it try google
hamsand
^myokidzu-it: try to re-make your profile, i recommend. and then, cut down your history volumes, cut off smartlocation or ipv6 support etc. :)
Cork[home]
hamsand: you mean you wan't to let a script know when you open a new url in firefox; or you want to open urls in firefox from scripts?
^myokidzu-it: start by testing firefox safe mode
hamsand
Cork[home]: thx your response. i want to let a script know what i open new urls in firefox. Ideally, i want to run scripts from firefox context menu by clicking a right mouse button.
JackW
running linux/kde, and was wondering if it's possible to get firefox with spanish menues. i installed the language pack, but can't see where to change the app language. do i have to install a spanish binary?
hamsand
JackW: you tried this? http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.5.7&os=linux&lang=es-ES
JackW
hamsand: is that some kind of langage pack or a new binary?
Cork[home]
its a complete download of firefox
hamsand
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html i pasted just this URL :)
Cork[home]
looking through the addon page, there doesn't look like there exist a language pack for spanish
JackW
so i have to change the complete firefox to get it in spanish? problem is a little that we share this laptop between english and spanish speakers :)
Cork[home]
only dictionaries
JackW
yeah, that's what i was afraid of. no matter and thx for the help!
Cork[home]
JackW: you don't want to replace the default installed browser anyway
just extract it in /opt
then start it with /opt/firefox/firefox
JackW
yeah, i suppose i could install 2 binaries in parallel, just don't know if that goes for the libs too. sometimes it works fine, and sometimes it messes up. maybe when i have some more time i'll do that.
hamsand
i think spanish version of firefox can take english well too
Cork[home]
JackW: in theory you can replace just the translation pack in the installation folder
its not part of any lib or binarry
*binary
JackW
cool, than i'll go play with it some more. always helps to know where to look before starting :) thx again
Cork[home]
the language pack is in firefox/chrome/<language id>.jar
the rest of the installation is identical
ilikenwf
so why is it when building firefox for qt i get some stupid necko wifi build error
whatever the case
it's apparently an issue nobody's ever cared to fix
yezariaely
does anyone know of some addon for firefox 3.5 which enlarges the folder selection box in the "new bookmark"-window?
slatch
hello... I am wondering if there is a switch in about:config that will let me start a private browsing session in the current window having all my current tabs intact? instead of a totally new session closing my old one...
I used to have it like this, but recently installed a new version of firefox and lost this setting and now I can't remember which one it was
JackW
Cork[home]: i suppose i need the es-ES.manifest as well as the es-ES.jar too?
codedread
hi, is there anyone here that knows anything about Firefox 3.6's implementation of the HTML5 File API?
my question: i'd like to bring up the file chooser dialog using a custom button, I don't want to have to use an input type="file" - is there way?
ilikenwf
anybody here successfully compiled firefox with qt?
lately?
nvictor
hello firefox
kbrosnan
hi
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