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13th December 2007, 12:02 AM
I am trying to get Firebug 1.05 working in Firefox ( that comes from the Fedora repo.

When I click on the various Firebug commands, nothing happens.

According to the Firebug site:

Why doesn't Firebug work on Linux?

This can happen because: some distributions don't compile Mozilla correctly, and it is missing the components that Firebug depends on.

Anyone else having problems with Firebug or know a solution?

13th December 2007, 12:50 AM
I suspect that it is the default options that firefox is configured with from the maintainers at Fedora.
Although, I have never used Firebug before, I just installed it here and as far as I can tell, it appears to work fine.
That being said, I have a customized version of the firefox rpm running.

Which version of Fedora are you using, and is it 32 or 64bit ?

Also, what type of processor are you using ? I may have a matching firefox and firefox-devel rpms that you can install.


13th December 2007, 01:18 AM
thanks Seve

I am running Fedora 7 (32-bit)

Firefox from standard Fedora repo and Firebug 1.05 that appears to be the latest.

I just reinstalled the Firebug add on, but it made no difference. Still refuses to run.


13th December 2007, 01:24 AM
Would like the custom rpms ?
If so, it's important that you let me know what type of processor you are using as some of the ones that I have will not run on certain processors.
I can zip em and put them up someplace for you to download and install.


13th December 2007, 01:28 AM
Yes please.

I am running AMD Turion 64-bit system (Compaq Presario F500 notebook)

Thanks heaps.

13th December 2007, 01:40 AM
Okay, thanks I will have to rebuild to match your K8 processor (assuming that I got that correct .... AMD Turion is part of the K8 family ?)


13th December 2007, 02:13 AM

according to Wikipedia:

the Turion64 was formerly called the Mobile Athlon 64 that is part of the K8 family


13th December 2007, 02:26 AM
Here is the tar ball, which includes a readme, firefox- and firefox-devel-
md5sum 1d6a8d85778acefb453c33e6fe83cabd
13.5 MB (14157218 bytes)
Hope they work out for you and if for some reason they do not, then please let me know and I can enable some options from the firebug site.
Just click on the Free button to proceed.


12th February 2008, 03:26 PM
Install the firefox-devel rpm. Also disable all of your other add-ons. Got firebug working for me, as of 2008-02-12.

Fedora 8, Firefox, Firebug 1.05

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071213 Fedora/ Firefox/

# rpm -qi firefox-devel
Name : firefox-devel Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 3.fc8 Build Date: Thu 13 Dec 2007 11:35:12 AM EST
Install Date: Tue 12 Feb 2008 09:18:54 AM EST Build Host: xenbuilder4.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group : Development/Libraries Source RPM: firefox-
Size : 21286524 License: MPLv1.1 or GPLv2+ or LGPLv2+
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Fri 14 Dec 2007 05:02:52 PM EST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2
Packager : Fedora Project
URL : http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
Summary : Development files for Firefox
Description :
Development files for Firefox. This package exists temporarily.
When xulrunner has reached version 1.0, firefox-devel will be
removed in favor of xulrunner-devel.