Mozilla, no running window. Firefox, even less...

epilogue at epilogue at
Thu Feb 26 19:53:03 PST 2004

forgot to mention, i already tried a rebuild "WITHOUT_XFT=YES".  no dice.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 22:48:55 -0500
From: epilogue at
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Mozilla, no running window.  Firefox, even less...

hello all,

alas, i haven't yet found the solution via google or 
here's the problem...

> mozilla-gtk2 
No running window found.

and nothing else happens.  with firefox, it's even worse.  i don't even get
the error message.  just nada.

i suspect that it has something to do with fonts, because i added some font
packages at the same time as i portupgraded mozilla (which was working

hoping that someone will spot the problem rather than having to uninstall
and test each font package...

> pkg_info | grep -i font
XFree86-FontServer-4.3.0_3 XFree86-4 font server
XFree86-font100dpi-4.3.0 XFree86-4 bitmap 100 dpi fonts
XFree86-font75dpi-4.3.0 XFree86-4 bitmap 75 dpi fonts
XFree86-fontCyrillic-4.3.0 XFree86-4 Cyrillic fonts
XFree86-fontDefaultBitmaps-4.3.0 XFree86-4 default bitmap fonts
XFree86-fontEncodings-4.3.0 XFree86-4 font encoding files
XFree86-fontScalable-4.3.0 XFree86-4 scalable fonts
Xft-2.1.2_1         A client-sided font API for X applications
artwiz-fonts-1.0_1  A set of free fonts for X11 desktops
bitstream-vera-1.10 Bitstream Vera TrueType font collection
code2000-1.13       Shareware demo Unicode TrueType font
fontconfig-2.2.90_4 An XML-based font configuration API for X Windows
freefonts-0.10_2    A collection of ATM fonts (not all free) from the CICA
arch freetype-1.3.1_2    A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
freetype2-2.1.5_2   A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
gucharmap-gnome-1.2.0_1 A Unicode/ISO10646 character map and font viewer
lfpfonts-fix-0.82   Fixed width fonts from the Linux Font Project
lfpfonts-var-0.83   Variable width fonts from the Linux Font Project
linux-urw-fonts-2.0_1 Truetype fonts for use with Linux programs
mkitalic-1.0        Perl script to make BDF font italic
mplayer-fonts-0.50  A font pack for the mplayer OSD and SUB
nexfontsel-3.0      A neXtaw based replacement for xfontsel
nucleus-0.77_2      Another font package for X
p5-type1inst-0.6.1  A script that helps install Postscript fonts in X
Window Sy ppantsfonts-0.7     A set of small angular fonts
sgifonts-1.0.1      Fonts from the SGI ProPack 1.4 for Linux
sharefonts-0.10     A collection of shareware ATM fonts from the CICA
archives terminus-font-4.00_1 Terminus Font - a clean fixed width font
tkfont-1.1_2        A Tk based replacement for xfontsel
ttmkfdir-0.0_1      Create fonts.scale file for use with TrueType font
server urwfonts-1.0        Another font package for X
urwfonts-ttf-1.0.7b18 Unicode TrueType from URW extended by Valek Filippov
webfonts-0.21_1     TrueType core fonts for the Web

mozilla doesn't seem to build with debugging support by default, so i'm
going to try to rebuild it (yet again) and see if i can make anything of
the gdb info.

in the meantime, if anyone has a suggestion, i'm all ears.   :)


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