siduction distribution - KDE4 desktop - Default browser problem
On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:43:30 +0100, Sian Mountbatten wrote:
> When I clicked on an http link in an email message in icedove, firefox
> was started and the link appeared on a tab.
> Then I discovered that my firefox stopped working. Click on firefox: no
> action. So I deleted firefox from the /usr/local tree and deleted
> ~/.mozilla in case that was the problem (a duff plugin perhaps).
Wow, that was too radical... how about finding first what the problem can
> Then, using elinks, I downloaded firefox version 11.0 from
> www.mozilla.org and installed the contents of the tarball in
> /usr/local/share/firefox. I then put a link to the firefox binary in my
> own binary directory which is on my PATH.
> I then clicked on KDE Settings->System Settings->Default Applications
> and made sure that firefox was the default browser. Then I logged out in
> case that was needed.
> Now, when I click on a link in an email message in icedove, nothing
> happens. No web-browser loaded.
> I noticed that /etc/alternatives/www-browser pointed to /usr/bin/elinks.
For an X browser should be "update-alternatives --list x-www-browser".
> So I tried the command
> sudo apt-get purge elinks-lite
Wowow, sir, you're a compulsive remover ;-D
> but that purged elinks-lite and install konqueror which I definitely do
> not want to use, 'cos I'm happy with firefox.Does clicking on a link now
> load a web browser? No.
Neither Konqueror? :-?
> How can I get the web-browser loaded when I click on an email message
> link? Anybody any ideas?
Try with "update-alternatives" but remember the leading "x".
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