Unable to create a browser for reading news..

  • nostromo-nz

    nostromo-nz - 2010-06-29

    I'm just starting out here with RSSOwl. I have installed version 2.05 in
    Slackware Linux 13.1. I've imported feeds, and rssowl has updated them. And I
    then go to read a feed and get this error

    "RSSowl was unable to create a browser for reding new. Please read the FAQ"

    So I go to the FAQ, where it addresses that error message with this advice...

    "Try turning off your firewall for a moment (while not being connected to the
    internet) to see if its working then. If the firewall is the reason, configure
    it to allow connections to on port 8795. "

    Well, I'm using wireless internet in the local library,and all my other apps
    are happy. And I've turned iptables off ( iptables -F ), so there is no
    firewall impediment there. I imagine that I am behind a router that blocks
    incoming connections like those used by bittorrent. But elsewise, I don't
    figure that it is obviously an internet problem.

    So I'm sure that there is an answer. It'd be nice to get RSSOwl going, so I
    can do my feedreading in Linux instead of XP. Help anyone?


  • Anonymous - 2010-07-06

    Can you try running "setenv MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME /usr/lib/mozilla" before
    starting rssowl?

  • nostromo-nz

    nostromo-nz - 2010-07-15

    I'm pretty sure now the "unable to create browser" error was because I didn't
    have xulrunner installed. Myself to blame. But RssOwl is going fine now

    Thanks again


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