Firefox do not starts from Panel

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Old 09-09-2009
Java Firefox do not starts from Panel

I am facing a problem related firefox and some other applications like DocumentViewer (evince). I can run the firefox from terminal by just giving command "firefox" but when I made its shortcut in panel and try to run through that panel shortcut , the mouse coursor just becomes busy for while and nothing happen. The same happens for evince . Where I can launch other aplications like eclipse, terminal, and system monitor from panel.

I am using RHEL5 on intel 32bit machine.
What I tried is :
1. changing the command of the panel shortcut as "firefox %u" , no progress
2. inserting the path "/usr/lib" into PATH variable , Firefox is installed in this path. but no progress


Last edited by mak_mailbox; 09-09-2009 at 11:00 AM.. Reason: additional information
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Old 09-09-2009
what is the output of this:

which firefox

# 3  
Old 09-09-2009
Its firefox-
But the same problem is coming with latest firefox-3.5.2 , which I have extracted into my folder , and tried to run it from there.

Last edited by mak_mailbox; 09-09-2009 at 11:31 AM.. Reason: forget to give my observation
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Old 09-09-2009
You misunderstood. I asked you to run the command "which firefox"
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Old 09-09-2009
which firefox is giving me /usr/bin/firefox
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Old 09-09-2009
Then use that. Use the full path to create the shortcut.
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Old 09-09-2009
yes sir, I have tried that , like :

1.Right click on firefox icon in the panel
2.Open launcher properties dialog.
3.In command edit box I typed /usr/bin/firefox
4.And closed the launcher properties window.
5.An then tried opening firefox from that icon.

but It just flashes terminal and nothing happens after that
sys. monitor also dont show instance of firefox .

Last edited by mak_mailbox; 09-10-2009 at 02:27 AM.. Reason: my explanation made more clear.
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