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Re: [SLE] Firefox and CUPS: a bad interaction
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 22:40:30 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604282240.30795.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 28 April 2006 22:00, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> Any ideas, anyone?

Hi Paul,

Here are a few:

1) Open a shell (terminal) and launch Firefox from the command line. On my
system a simple 'firefox' (no quotes) followed by 'Enter' works. When/if
Firefox runs into trouble, you may get some useful output in the shell. (The
idea is to reproduce the problem and look for complaints in the shell.)

2. Also, keep a second shell and text editor open during test 1, above. When
you've reproduced the problem, run 'dmesg' in the second shell, look for
errors and copy/paste them into the text editor. Do a 'clear' and then
'cat .xsession-errors' (no quotes), look for errors and copy/paste them into
the text editor.

3. Using Konqueror, navigate to /var/log/cups, right-click on error_log,
select 'copy', navigate to your desktop, right-click on the desktop and
select 'paste'. You can now safely open and peruse a copy of the cups
error_log file looking for clues.

good luck!

Carl

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