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Message 28585 - Posted: 10 May 2007, 23:51:28 UTC
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Hello!

Boinc Manager (v5.8.16) wont open a browser window when clicking in the \"Web Sites\" buttons.

I\'ve started it in a console to see stderr and each time I click on a web button it complains:

execvp(epiphany, http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_index.php) failed with error 2!

Epiphany is the Gnome browser if I\'m not mistaken, and I don\'t have it instaled since I\'m running KDE (v3.5.6). I would like it to use firefox or konqueror. I have firefox configured in the KDE\'s \"System Settings\" and tried to export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox but stills complaining about epiphany and not opening any browser.

Does anybody knows what could be happening?

Thanx!
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Message 28717 - Posted: 15 May 2007, 22:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 28585.  

Ok, I\'ve found a workaround to the problem. I\'ve added a little script called epiphany to my bin directory (in my PATH) that looks like this:

#!/bin/bash
firefox $1

It\'s like a wrapper that calls firefox when epiphany is invoked.

Hope this helps someone!

Cheers!

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Message 28718 - Posted: 15 May 2007, 23:03:28 UTC

Thanks for the idea!
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