Firefox broke on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE

Posted on 2009-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a bad fried FreeBSD 7.1 disk so I am just trying to run my FreeBSD 6.2 until I get a new computer, but I seem to have broke my firefox.  I could try reinstalling and stuff but I was doing that actually, and I think the port make hung strangely.  I am including a couple of pictures of what it looks like when I try to start firefox from a terminal
Question by:kayvey
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    that usually means x is not allowing your program to connect. give this a try first as root, replace 'username' with your username.
    xhost +local:username
    or to allow everything
    xhost +

    also make sure there is nothing overriding your DISPLAY variable.
    Is the firefox binary and start script the one that came off the 6.2 disc?
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    Expert Comment

    Can you run xdpyinfo in place firefox does not run?
    Are you sure problem is from installation and not from your actions?
    Is Xorg from packages or from ports?

    Author Closing Comment

    super!  Will it stick now?
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    Expert Comment

    It will not continue to work after reboot unless you add the allow host to the following file, one entry per line:



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