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Old 07-21-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Firefox problems with other users


Yes I know you are all thinking... "Another permissions question", but I am stumped! And I did my looking!

I have a /usr/local directory that firefox is in and with this new install, other users beside root can't access it. I have used chmod on it but maybe my syntax was wrong, as when I booted into a test user I couldn't load firefox. And it works, because root can access it. My friend told me to edit the /usr/ in fstab but that will give permission to write in the entire directory and we don't want that do we? And for measure, users also can't access the /usr/ directory, not just /usr/local.

Any hints?
 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:06 AM   #2
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The permissions on /usr should be 755. If it is on a seperate partition then /etc/fstab needs a umask for it of 022.

Edit:
To clarify: /usr needs execute permissions not write.

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Old 07-21-2004, 01:18 AM   #3
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Hey worked like a charm! i was way off with my chmod there. I just edited my partition though for /usr/... Easier that way.

Thanks a lot man!
 
Old 07-21-2004, 04:52 AM   #4
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Hmmmm... Now everytime I open a new browser firefox wants me to choose a different profile. Anyone know what this is about? Kind of annoying when you want to do multiple things!

 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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Instead of opening a new window, try opening new tabs instead. You should probably download the Tabbrowser Extension as well, to customize things a bit. There are also a few other ones you should grab as well:

*Tab X
*MozEx
*Basics

HTH
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Old 07-21-2004, 06:16 AM   #6
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But that is just a work around and not a fix. No offense to you helping me, please don't feel like that. Back with my old installation this never happened. Just wondering how to fix it.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:34 AM   #7
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Hmmm ... the only thing I can think of may be related to this issue:
Quote:
If Firefox 0.9 is placed in a location with limited access privileges, it should be run by a user with access to that location first, so that all initial startup files are generated. There may be issues still where if a restricted-access user is the first to run the app, these files may not be generated properly and Firefox may enter an infinite restart loop. This will be fixed in a future release.
Maybe the permissions issue you had earlier affected this in some way.

Sorry I can't be more help

Baldrick
 
  


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