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I installed Firefox from within a user folder. I downloaded to a user's desktop and from their it installed into /home/tsynergy/. That user's browser is Mozilla Firefox. But when I change to root user, the brower becomes Mozilla.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 188.8.131.52, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
You can still use rpm's. But some rpm's cut out some useful tools that the source provides. With the version of firefox rpm I tried it had removed the update option under perferences. Ended up removing the rpm and reinstalled the source.
I did the same thing as TSynergy, so I switched desktops and logged in as root. I then installed Firefox, and created the link to /usr/bin as shown. I then tried to open firefox in a Konsole window. As myself (not root) I get:
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
(firefox-bin:6861): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
As root I got
Xlib: connection to ":2.0" refused by server
Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
(firefox-bin:6508): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
I assume this means I have to uninstall the Firefox I'm running right now?
And, how does one find this kmenu editor. I'm using Suse and can not find it.
I installed it in /usr/local/firefox, as described earlier. I also have the same soft link. I don't seem to have all the necessary permissions, as I get this message:
Extension System Warning: Failed to set up default extensions files probably because you do not have write privileges to this location. While you can run Firefox like this, it is recommended that you run it at least once with privileges that allow it to generate these initial files to improve start performance. Running from a disk image on MacOS X is not recommended.
I assume that is because only root has write priviledges in /usr/local
I logged in as my wife, and then the command fails, regardless of if I am logged in or not, with the same message I got earlier.
I am thinking that it works for me because I have a profile set up already. I am considering blowing it all away and reinstalling.