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Old 05-30-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
pulledteeth
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firefox 2.0.0.3 works for root, but not anyone else


I don't mind running as root, but I see a lower use of CPU cycles while not running as root, plus the added security. I was wondering how I could get firefox 2.0.0.3 working for all users, not just the root.

Anyone got any ideas?
 
Old 05-30-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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How did you install Firefox? From the packages for your distribution, or by downloading it from the Firefox website?
 
Old 05-30-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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used this code, as root
Code:
# yum --enablerepo=development update firefox
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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try uninstalling and then install the latest version again and see if that solves the issue.

- Javed
 
Old 05-31-2007, 07:46 PM   #5
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Find firefoxs' executable.
Code:
locate firefox | less
See if user has permission to execute it. If not make it so.
Code:
man chmod
If root owns it you'll have to be root to change it.

Firefox often times does weird things when installing it. You can avoid that by installing as user into your /Home.
I install it as root myself and chmod the executable so it's global.

Last edited by teckk; 05-31-2007 at 07:48 PM.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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Sorry, I am a sort of noob. How do you do that?
 
  


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