[Rd] search documentation not working with mozilla and konqueror (PR#5379)

sergei at stams.strath.ac.uk sergei at stams.strath.ac.uk
Fri Nov 28 13:39:43 MET 2003

Full_Name: Sergei Zuyev
Version: Version 1.8.0
OS: Mandrake Linux 9.1
Submission from: (NULL) (

When mozilla or konqueror are used as help browser, the Search Engine page links
nor the search do not work. Mozilla quietly ignores any click, while konqueror
gives the following information:

> options(browser="/usr/bin/konqueror")
> help.start()
Making links in per-session dir ...
If /usr/bin/konqueror is already running, it is *not* restarted, and
    you must switch to its window.
Otherwise, be patient ...
> konqueror: Unknown parameter '-remote'.

And this is what gets generated when attempting a link or a search:

khtml (jscript): WARNING: Script threw exception: TypeError: Expression is no
object. Cannot b                  e called.

I have also tried netscape 4.71 which I had to manually install as it is not
included in the distro, and everything works just fine.

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