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Old 06-16-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Firefox 0.9 only as root user


Please, I can only get access to Firefox 0.9 as root user. When I logg in as my usual user account the browser donīt start at all. I have installed a tar archive as root in usr/local/firefox How to do ? I love this browser. If You have any idea please right it down as detailed as possible because Im a Newbee.....
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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You have also repeat posted this. Please dont do so, your answer will be answered eventually, if not could i suggest you post to the mozilla-dev mailing list. They may be able to help you (since they develop it). Or try here http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php?c=4
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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Just sounds like you haven't set the permissions yet. Find the firefox executable and type it's path into the terminal. If it says 'permission denied', you just need to chmod it.

# chmod +775 /path/to/firefox/exec
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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OEP is it possible for You take that pos as slow and detailed as possible. I am listening very carefully.
sincerly ronronson
 
Old 06-16-2004, 03:01 PM   #5
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Here it is, alittle slower:
Open a terminal and change the directory, to the firefox install dir
> cd ^firefoxdir^ (/usr/local/firefox?)

Then, execute the firefox executionable:
> ./firefox

If it returns "permission denied" do
> chmod +x firefox

Then try again...
 
Old 06-16-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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do you have to su to root to use chmod, or does it work for the user?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 03:26 PM   #7
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whoops...
My bad...
Yes, you have to be root, to do the "chmod" command...
 
Old 06-16-2004, 04:50 PM   #8
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But it's not enough to be able to execute /usr/local/firefox/firefox - it's just a shell script that gets things going. You need to be able to execute everything in the firefox folder
Code:
su
password
chmod -R 755 /usr/local/firefox
 
Old 06-16-2004, 05:19 PM   #9
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Thanks for Your kindness to reply but still the same no browser in normal user account. I have tried to execute the firefox file but maybe I still do something wrong. How could it be so complicated ?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 05:39 PM   #10
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just an idea...but maybe if you uninstall it...then reinstall it using your user account? i installed my firefox using the user account, and i can use it in both user and root....
 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:08 PM   #11
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Indeed. I used to just untar it in my home folder and run it from there. That way you avoid all these permissions problems.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:37 AM   #12
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Hipp Hurray I made it with a little help from You friends !!
I untar it as su logged in as usual account and the browser start right away. I even did not execute with ./firefox
Many Thanks !!
 
  


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