Ubuntu Uninstall RSSOwl (it keeps crashing)

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    I want to uninstall RSSOwl from Ubuntu/Linux. I tried the standard...

    sudo dpkg -r rssowl

    in the terminal but it comes back with an error message saying RSSOwl isn't installed but I know it is as it shows up in my application menu and I can run it only it mysteriously crashes/disappears when I click on a feed item (ex: a NYTimes article title).

    It's not listed in the Synaptic Package Manager so I can't uninstall it there unfortunately. Can anyone help?

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      I ran RSSOwl in through the terminal by typing runRSSOwl.sh Here's the error messages which resulted after I clicked a feed item and RSSOwl crashed/disappeared:

      Exception in thread "main" org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: XPCOM error -2147467262
      at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Browser.error(Browser.java:983)
      at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Browser.setText(Browser.java:1443)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.panel.BrowserPanel.setText(Unknown Source)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.panel.BrowserPanel.displayNews(Unkn own Source)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.NewsText.displayNewsInBrowser(Unkno wn Source)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.NewsText.displayNews(Unknown Source )
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.NewsText.displayNews(Unknown Source )
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.NewsTable.onMouseDown(Unknown Sourc e)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.NewsTable$2.handleEvent(Unknown Sou rce)
      at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(EventTable.java:66)
      at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.java:1021)
      at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runDeferredEvents(Display.java:2867)
      at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.readAndDispatch(Display.java:2572)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.GUI.runEventLoop(Unknown Source)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.GUI.showGui(Unknown Source)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.RSSOwlLoader.<init>(Unknown Source)
      at net.sourceforge.rssowl.controller.RSSOwlLoader.main(Unknown Source)

      • Anonymous - 2006-09-29

        This seems related with Firefox being installed on your system. It should however not result in RSSOwl crashing completly.

        As a workaround, first disable the Browser using View > Display Newstext in Browser.

        For more information see:

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Also I'm using the old RSSOwl 1.1.3 .... would the new 1.2.2 fix these issues?

      • Anonymous - 2006-09-30

        No I guess not.


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