Grr... Flock and Firefox

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Tue Nov 7 06:52:28 UTC 2006

On 11/7/06, Chris <veritastic at> wrote:
> Alright, so I followed Eamonn's advice and did:
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> And it seemed to work for a bit, flock stayed open. But then I went to open
> this email account (my other gmail account was fine) and flock closed. Then
> I tried again with the same results, and tried with firefox with the same
> results.
> Please help me! I dont want to work on Windows anymore for my internet
> needs!

Ah, well, it was worth a try. The "BadMatch" error in firefox after
upgrading to Edgy seems to be common. Simply reconfiguring X worked
for me, but others are reporting that they need to change a setting in
firefox. There's a bug report on it, here:

Try this in a terminal, to add the XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS to your
firefox settings:

echo export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 | sudo tee -a /etc/firefox/firefoxrc


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