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Old 06-02-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
blkmage
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Mozilla and Firefox don't start on user account


I just installed Slackware 9.1. I booted up as root, went around on Mozilla to get Firefox and remembered to create a user account.

So I do that and I log in to the user account and lo and behold, Mozilla doesn't start up. So, I take Galeon to get Firefox and that doesn't start up either.

Everything works fine as root, nothing works fine as user.

Suggestions?
 
Old 06-03-2004, 05:15 AM   #2
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you seem to have permission problems how did you install firefox?
also what is the error you are getting.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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There's no error message, it just doesn't start.

I installed Firefox in the usual way, just decompressing the tar in a directory and running the script to start it.

I checked the permissions and it's 755.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 05:59 AM   #4
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Which group is the user a member of?
 
Old 06-03-2004, 10:14 AM   #5
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find the firefox shell script open it and add this line just below the first line
(first line should have something like #!/bin/sh)
set -x

run firefox from command line and post the output
 
Old 06-03-2004, 03:31 PM   #6
blkmage
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Quote:
+ moz_libdir=/usr/local/lib/mozilla-1.6
+ MRE_HOME=/usr/local/lib/mre/mre-1.6
+ found=0
+ progname=/home/blkmage/firefox/firefox
++ dirname /home/blkmage/firefox/firefox
+ curdir=/home/blkmage/firefox
+ run_moz=/home/blkmage/firefox/run-mozilla.sh
+ test -x /home/blkmage/firefox/run-mozilla.sh
+ dist_bin=/home/blkmage/firefox
+ found=1
+ '[' 1 = 0 ']'
+ script_args=
+ moreargs=
+ debugging=0
+ MOZILLA_BIN=firefox-bin
+ '[' linux-gnu = beos ']'
+ '[' 0 -gt 0 ']'
+ export MRE_HOME
+ eval 'set -- '
++ set --
+ '[' 0 = 1 ']'
+ exec /home/blkmage/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /home/blkmage/firefox/firefox-bin
In fact, nothing seems to be working right in my user account. Everything is fine with root though.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:14 PM   #7
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I've managed to isolate the problem to Mozilla and Firefox.

Even Netscape is fine, but Mozilla and Firefox just don't seem to want to get started on normal user accounts.
 
  


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