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well that fixed the error message, although now I just get an infinite loop of "*** loading the extensions datasource"...and the shortcut doesn't work either. Thanks for the help though! That was some nice knowledge that I can no store away
Just for more information, I can run the shortcut as root, but for obvious reasons, I don't want to always be logged in as root to be able to browse the net with my favorite browser. I really cannot figure out why I can't run it -_-;;
its something with your X Windows server refusing anything but root. when you are on this, are you or someone else logged in as root? cuz it says the auth key for X is in use..... you might want to check your x screen permissions
Distribution: Mainly Slackware, but test run various different distros.
when you installed it, did you install it while you were logged in as root.. have you checked the perms on the firefox folder.. may need to chown it so that your regular users can use it.. (thats a shot in the dark though)
Because of missing registration features in firefox 0.9.x you have
to start firefox as root the first time after installation.
If you get a message like
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
you have to disable the X authorization with command
'xhost +' and startup firefox.
After the initial startup you can close your X session
again by 'xhost -' and you should be able to start firefox
from now on without problems.
I had all the same problems with loading extensions, and no fixes that I found worked. This included the RedHat site.
What I did finally that did work is:
install normally as root
watch it launch firefox the first time.
cp -R /root/.mozilla /home/mydir/
chown -R me.me /home/mydir/.mozilla
then it magically worked.
The problem for me seemed to be that it was trying to create directories and file in the /usr/lib/firefox directory where I had installed the app. However, as a normal non-privileged user, I did not have write permissions there.