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23rd August 2008, 02:13
Thunderbird email hot links to FireFox NOT working
Hope you can help with this since I cant get an answer on
the GNU Thunderbird Forum. Somebody said create user.js &
add following lines w location & name of firefox browser
BUT it still does not work ?
23rd August 2008, 18:05
You mean when you click on a link in an email?
What exactly is the problem? Does Firefox not start? Does it start, but not show the page? Do you see any errors in Firefox then?
23rd August 2008, 18:33
If I left click on a url link (within email text) - nothing happens
If I right click a URL - I get a pop up menu & can 'copy' the url link
- then switch to another window & paste the url (not as handy as a left click)
If I click on an email adrs within email text - it does open a write email window
As advised earlier I did add following line (+ https + ftp) to user.js
I just now confirmed that I see these results as 'user set'
when I check via --> edit preferences --> general --> config editor
Other people using thunderbird on redhat say hot links work for them
Is my problem related to fact I am running thunderbird on RHEL 5.2
on 64 bit AMD Opteron - vs 32 bit versions ???
Thanks for looking at this, Owen
24th August 2008, 17:21
You are using a 32bit Thunderbird on a 64bit OS?
Does /usr/bin/firefox exist?
24th August 2008, 18:18
Yes /usr/bin/firefox exists
--> which firefox --> /usr/bin/firefox
Do you think it matters if I run 32 bit Thunderbird on my 64 bit AMD Opteron
(other 32 bit programs work OK)
I installed Thunderbird via --> yum install thunderbird
How do I install the 64 bit version ?
Should I remove 32 bit version 1st ?
- removing would probably remove my adds to user.js
& redirect mail directory to a file system with more space than /root
- But I could redo those changes if I have to
25th August 2008, 15:42
I think yum should've automatically installed the 64bit version. Are you absolutely sure it's the 32bit version?
25th August 2008, 16:30
Falko - Thunderbird is 64 bit
which thunderbird --> /usr/bin/thunderbird (shell script)
the shell script executes /usr/lib64/thunderbird-18.104.22.168/thunderbird-bin
in lib64 & file ... confirms 64 bit
I think the confusion re 32/64 bit came from me asking if my problem had
anything to do with the fact that I was running on a 64 bit RHEL 5.1
whereas my son & many others do not have the problem on 32 bit systems
OR fact that I had to add thunderbird to my RHEL with yum install
whereas thunderbird came with fedora ???
26th August 2008, 19:59
I don't know where the problem comes from, but I'd try to uninstall Thunderbird and install it again afterwards.
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