Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238274
firefox does not open (fc7test4)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox does not open all the way - if I run it in a terminal,
it asks to restore or create a new session, then just hangs there
(no segfault, no errors, nothing to stderr).
I wish I could give better information, but there are no traces as
the application doesn't terminate unless forced to.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always; just open firefox.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system
2. Log in
3. Start firefox
Beyond asking to restore or create a new session, nothing happens, but
process stays alive.
Firefox opens to the user's selected home page.
This is a fresh install of FC7 test 4.
Hm. Haven't ever seen anything like this before...
Can you attach the output of `sh -x firefox`?
Created attachment 153719 [details]
sh -x firefox output
It is extremely strange indeed. The i686 version direct from mozilla works fine
(with a few SELinux denials, but that isn't very important right now).
That's all normal... how about strace output?
strace -o firefox.log firefox
Created attachment 153721 [details]
Here's the strace log. Thanks for the quick replies!
Hm... I can't find anything weird yet in that. Does moving your ~/.mozilla out
of the way before running it help?
Well, strangely enough, after installing Thunderbird, the problem went away. It
works just fine after that; when it wasn't loading, moving .mozilla out of the
way didn't help.
Really! Does uninstalling thunderbird allow it to work?