Thursday, September 2, 2010

Evince and Firefox

Follow link in Evince :

Evince fails to follow a link to Firefox with the following error :

Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/firefox35/firefox" (Permission denied)

Some people suggest to set the path correctly by creating a soft link.
For example if the Firefox is now in the directory /usr/local/bin/firefox then create the following soft link: ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox35/firefox

This DOES NOT work.

The correct way to do this is to set the path correctly in the gconf-editor.

  • Open gconf-editor .
  • Goto /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/.
  • Change the command to just firefox "%s".
  • The OS would figure out where the Firefox is installed and act accordingly.
To open the pdf's in the Firefox window with Evince instead of acroread :

The mozplugger does not work.

The best way is to goto Firefox -> Preferences -> Applications.
Change the Adobe documents handler to use Evince.

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