firefox - *** loading the extensions datasource

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Fri Jun 18 09:20:38 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 03:59, Sean McNeil wrote:
> OK,
> So I have firefox working as root and it doesn't print anything when I
> run it.
> As my regular user, it print the
> *** loading the extensions datasource
> and then core dumps.  I think I have some old cruft somewhere, but I
> can't find it.  I deleted everything in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins
> and I tried it from a new account that didn't have any gnome usage
> before I tried to run firefox.  I get the same thing: message then core
> dump.
> Where could these extensions be and how can I purge them.  Also, why
> would root not try to load them?

The extensions are kept in the main Firefox directory.  Try removing
/usr/X11R6/lib/firefox/lib/firefox-0.9/chrome/chrome.rdf and
/usr/X11R6/lib/firefox/lib/firefox-0.9/extensions, then run it as root,
then try running it as a normal user again.


> Sean
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