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I just finished configuring gnome on slackware. I have a peculiar problem. I installed firefox, mplayer and gaim packages (from linuxpackages.net) but they dont start. I've looked for log messages but I cant seem to find them. When i start the binary...I can see the application running in system monitor but I dont see it on screen.
Although if I start the apps as root, I can see them...Is this the problem with export display for regular user??? or a permissions problem???
Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks tux
Do you try to run them using console or a icon thing, ive had a sim problem but fixed it by starting things in console, most of the time you just cd the programs folder and type ./theprograms name. Please post a little more infomation.
no matter where i start it...console or x. If I start apps in console...the programs seems to run it but it doesnt open up any windows...no error messages. I just terminate them. Now let me tell you this...I have installed bluefish package the same way and i can run it very well...but not mplayer, firefox or gaim.