#1062 Opening link gives error "Fatal: cannot retrieve browser command!"


Opening link gives error "Fatal: cannot retrieve browser command!" and fails to open the link.

Opening same link in an internal tab works.

Tried with different browsers selected in Gnome.

Running Fedora 18 with Liferea 1.8.12 and Gnome Shell 3.6.2.


  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-06-09
    • status: open --> pending-works-for-me
    • assigned_to: Lars Windolf
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-06-09

    Please try to change the browser setting in the Liferea preferences to something other than the default browser.

  • James

    James - 2013-09-24

    I have the same problem using v1.08 and 1.10 on Linux Mint 14 with Firefox. It occurs only with the Imgur feed. It was working fine until today. I have made all of the changes possible in preferences.

    It also does not work in the internal display. The message I get for Firefox is:

    Firefox can't find the file at /gallery/lo4zrkP.

    It appears to be passing this address to Firefox:


    The message I get for the internal viewer is:

    Unable to load page

    Problem occurred while loading the URL file://imgur.com/gallery/lo4zrkP

    URL cannot be shown

    Last edit: James 2013-09-24
  • Robert Keeney

    Robert Keeney - 2014-01-27

    I'm having this problem. the website opens fine in Liferea tab but will not open in any browser. I'm using the LXDE Desktop on Fedora 19.

    I get the error for any browser setting.

    Logged out and logged back in withe gnome desktop and it worked. I logged out and logged back ing with LXDE and now it works.

    Last edit: Robert Keeney 2014-01-28
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2014-02-24

    Could reproduce that this happens with non-GNOME desktop environments (e.g. Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 XFCE)


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