Two Buggy Browsers

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Aug 12 21:23:55 UTC 2010

On 08/11/2010 11:22 PM, Nathan Bahn wrote:
> Daniel McFarland & Chris Jones--
> First, as to my reasoning for a manual download of FF:  I couldn't think of
> anything else to do.  It will not execute (and no, I have no idea as to why
> it won't start).  So this is what I get from the terminal after reloading
> from the Synaptic Package Manager:
> *nat at nat-desktop:~$** ls*
> AdbeRdr9.3.3-1_i486linux_enu.bin  Documents              Pictures
> Adobe                             examples.desktop       Podcasts
> AdobeReader.desktop               Firefox_wallpaper.png  Public
> Azureus Downloads                 hs_err_pid25054.log    Templates
> bin                               hs_err_pid25604.log    troubleshoot.txt
> Desktop                           Music                  Videos
> *nat at nat-desktop:~$* *cd bin*
> n*at at nat-desktop:~/bin$* *ls*
> *Firefox*
> *nat at nat-desktop:~/bin$* *Firefox*
> No command 'Firefox' found, did you mean:
>  Command 'firefox' from package 'firefox' (main)
> Firefox: command not found
> *nat at nat-desktop:~/bin$* *firefox*
> nat at nat-desktop:~/bin$ *kill firefox*
> bash: kill: firefox: arguments must be process or job IDs
> nat at nat-desktop:~/bin$
> The only reason that I'm going through this pain is that I would like to
> very much watch this multi-media presentation here (
> and FF is the only viable option.

Nothing to do with Flash or Firefox:

I can view the presentation with flash turned completely off using both
SeaMonkey (from a home folder) or Firefox (both Ubuntu version &
Standard Firefox from a home folder).

Standard Firefox (from a home folder)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100722

Ubuntu Firefox
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100723
Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.8

SeaMonkey (from a home folder)
Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20100701 Lightning/1.0b1 SeaMonkey/2.0.6

Now, you may have to install the appropriate codecs/plugins to hear the
Choose Media Format
 	Real Media Audio (16k)
 	Windows Media Audio (16k)

This is your problem:
nat at nat-desktop:~/Firefox$ firefox
that will try to run your Ubuntu firefox (which is apparently borked a
this time).

To run Firefox from:
nat at nat-desktop:~/Firefox$

$ cd ~/Firefox
$ ./firefox

To test to see if it is a profile issue:

$ ./firefox -P
and create a new test profile & try from there.

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