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#1 2023-12-16 19:40:36

markdevries
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Registered: 2023-12-16
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Firefox not starting on new Devuan installation (with gnome desktop).

Thanks for the amazing work with Devuan - very much appreciate it's there. One issue I have on a new install Devuan Daedalus (Dec/16/2023) is that Firefox-esr doesn't start from the Gnome desktop. It starts from XFCE, but not from Gnome. Starting the browser from the command line gives no output at all. Clicking the Firefix icon doesn't do anything either.

Can't find anything in the logs regarding it, nor can I see any processes running using 'top'.

Thanks in advance for any help. Should I submit a bug report?

Last edited by markdevries (2023-12-16 20:35:02)

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#2 2023-12-26 02:44:41

Nietz
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Registered: 2023-12-16
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Re: Firefox not starting on new Devuan installation (with gnome desktop).

Hello @markdevries,

could you please post the contents of your firefox.desktop file?

also, the terminal output of

type -a firefox

,

firefox

and

echo $PATH

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#3 2024-01-11 09:52:28

markdevries
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Re: Firefox not starting on new Devuan installation (with gnome desktop).

Thank you for your reply. I will need to try again with Daedalus/Gnome/Firefox. If I run into the problem again I will post the answers to your question here.  I am sorry I am not in the position to do that now.

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#4 2024-01-11 14:59:03

swanson
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Registered: 2020-04-22
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Re: Firefox not starting on new Devuan installation (with gnome desktop).

Under Gnome create your own .local/share/applications/firefox-esr.desktop
It can look something like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox ESR
Name[bg]=Firefox ESR
Name[ca]=Firefox ESR
Name[cs]=Firefox ESR
Name[el]=Firefox ESR
Name[es]=Firefox ESR
Name[fa]=Firefox ESR
Name[fi]=Firefox ESR
Name[fr]=Firefox ESR
Name[hu]=Firefox ESR
Name[it]=Firefox ESR
Name[ja]=Firefox ESR
Name[ko]=Firefox ESR
Name[nb]=Firefox ESR
Name[nl]=Firefox ESR
Name[nn]=Firefox ESR
Name[no]=Firefox ESR
Name[pl]=Firefox ESR
Name[pt]=Firefox ESR
Name[pt_BR]=Firefox ESR
Name[ru]=Firefox ESR
Name[sk]=Firefox ESR
Name[sv]=Firefox ESR
Comment=Browse the World Wide Web
Comment[bg]=Сърфиране в Мрежата
Comment[ca]=Navegueu per el web
Comment[cs]=Prohlížení stránek World Wide Webu
Comment[de]=Im Internet surfen
Comment[el]=Περιηγηθείτε στον παγκόσμιο ιστό
Comment[es]=Navegue por la web
Comment[fa]=صفحات شبکه جهانی اینترنت را مرور نمایید
Comment[fi]=Selaa Internetin WWW-sivuja
Comment[fr]=Navigue sur Internet
Comment[hu]=A világháló böngészése
Comment[it]=Esplora il web
Comment[ja]=ウェブを閲覧します
Comment[ko]=웹을 돌아 다닙니다
Comment[nb]=Surf på nettet
Comment[nl]=Verken het internet
Comment[nn]=Surf på nettet
Comment[no]=Surf på nettet
Comment[pl]=Przeglądanie stron WWW 
Comment[pt]=Navegue na Internet
Comment[pt_BR]=Navegue na Internet
Comment[ru]=Обозреватель Всемирной Паутины
Comment[sk]=Prehliadanie internetu
Comment[sv]=Surfa på webben
GenericName=Web Browser
GenericName[bg]=Интернет браузър
GenericName[ca]=Navegador web
GenericName[cs]=Webový prohlížeč
GenericName[de]=Webbrowser
GenericName[el]=Περιηγητής ιστού
GenericName[es]=Navegador web
GenericName[fa]=مرورگر اینترنتی
GenericName[fi]=WWW-selain
GenericName[fr]=Navigateur Web
GenericName[hu]=Webböngésző
GenericName[it]=Browser Web
GenericName[ja]=ウェブ・ブラウザ
GenericName[ko]=웹 브라우저
GenericName[nb]=Nettleser
GenericName[nl]=Webbrowser
GenericName[nn]=Nettlesar
GenericName[no]=Nettleser
GenericName[pl]=Przeglądarka WWW
GenericName[pt]=Navegador Web
GenericName[pt_BR]=Navegador Web
GenericName[ru]=Интернет-браузер
GenericName[sk]=Internetový prehliadač
GenericName[sv]=Webbläsare
X-GNOME-FullName=Firefox ESR Web Browser
X-GNOME-FullName[bg]=Интернет браузър (Firefox ESR)
X-GNOME-FullName[ca]=Navegador web Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[cs]=Firefox ESR Webový prohlížeč
X-GNOME-FullName[el]=Περιηγήτης Ιστού Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[es]=Navegador web Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[fa]=مرورگر اینترنتی Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[fi]=Firefox ESR-selain
X-GNOME-FullName[fr]=Navigateur Web Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[hu]=Firefox ESR webböngésző
X-GNOME-FullName[it]=Firefox ESR Browser Web
X-GNOME-FullName[ja]=Firefox ESR ウェブ・ブラウザ
X-GNOME-FullName[ko]=Firefox ESR 웹 브라우저
X-GNOME-FullName[nb]=Firefox ESR Nettleser
X-GNOME-FullName[nl]=Firefox ESR webbrowser
X-GNOME-FullName[nn]=Firefox ESR Nettlesar
X-GNOME-FullName[no]=Firefox ESR Nettleser
X-GNOME-FullName[pl]=Przeglądarka WWW Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[pt]=Firefox ESR Navegador Web
X-GNOME-FullName[pt_BR]=Navegador Web Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[ru]=Интернет-браузер Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[sk]=Internetový prehliadač Firefox ESR
X-GNOME-FullName[sv]=Webbläsaren Firefox ESR
[b]Exec=/usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u[/b]
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=firefox-esr
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
StartupWMClass=Firefox-esr
StartupNotify=true

The advice from @Nietz should give you the correct Exec= PATH (/usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr).
My suspicion is that dear Gnome per default uses another path. And that is its own fault.

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