I understand now about /usr/bin/x-www-browser. On Debian, it's indeed
a symlink pointing to /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser, which in turn
points to an actual browser. So that part no longer looks suspicious to
me. Thanks for the clarification!
However, when I compiled Newsbeuter 2.9 and ran it on Debian testing
with "sensible-browser" in the config, the URLs opened just fine. Still
not clear what's going wrong for you.
On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 03:28:38PM +0100, Diego Herchhoren wrote:
>>"Maybe fix your config to point more directly to your desired
>Sorry, but I don't understand...
Find out where your browser is, and specify that path in your config.
Here is an example for Firefox.
If I type "firefox" in terminal, Firefox window opens. Let's find out
the full path to "firefox" command:
$ whereis firefox
Cool! Now let's add a line to Newsbeuter config:
(Comment out your existing "browser" setting).
Now Newsbeuter will call Firefox directly, not through
If that doesn't work: are you running any "hardening" things like
AppArmor? They limit what applications can do, so they might prevent
Newsbeuter from starting the browser.