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Old 01-23-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Problems installing Mozilla - no one but root can use it!


OK, I had Mozilla downloaded and working fine for about a week -- then today when I tried to open it, the program crashed as soon as I tried to go to any website at all. (I tried it a few times ...) So I decided to remove it with YaST and then reinstall it that way too -- kept getting the same problem.

I ended up going to the Mozilla website, downloading the .tar.gz file and trying to install it that way. Since it wanted to install it into /usr/local, I logged in as root and then installed it. It installed into /usr/local/mozilla just fine. Now Mozilla works great ... but ONLY if I'm logged in as root. My user account doesn't recognise it at all ...

What do I do to let a normal user use Mozilla too???

I'm using SUSE 10.0, by the way. If any other info is needed I will be happy to give it! Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance!

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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Have you tried using a clean profile? Close mozilla, rename ~/.mozilla to move it out of the way then try again
 
Old 01-23-2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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Look at the permissions of /usr/local/mozilla. How are they set?
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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Mara - I have the permissions set so that Owner, Group, and Others can "View & Modify Content" ...
Ownership is set to root, and the group is users.

If I type mozilla in terminal, it just says "bash: mozilla: command not found" like it's not there ...

Andrew Benton, not sure what you mean?? Sorry.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 08:05 PM   #5
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As Andrew Benton said deleting (or moving somewhere else is probably safer) the profile in your home directory will probably allow you to use the Mozilla package from YAST again.

What command are you running as root to get the mozilla in /usr/local working? Take a look at that file - does it have execute permission set for group and others?
 
Old 01-25-2006, 09:48 PM   #6
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OK, I just thought that this might be helpful in some way -- when I open as a user in Konsole, this is what I get --

Quote:
(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_depth: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion `pixmap == NULL || gdk_drawable_get_depth (window) == gdk_drawable_get_depth (pixmap)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_depth: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion `pixmap == NULL || gdk_drawable_get_depth (window) == gdk_drawable_get_depth (pixmap)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_depth: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion `pixmap == NULL || gdk_drawable_get_depth (window) == gdk_drawable_get_depth (pixmap)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_depth: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion `pixmap == NULL || gdk_drawable_get_depth (window) == gdk_drawable_get_depth (pixmap)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_depth: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion `pixmap == NULL || gdk_drawable_get_depth (window) == gdk_drawable_get_depth (pixmap)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_get_depth: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed

(Gecko:18145): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_back_pixmap: assertion `pixmap == NULL || gdk_drawable_get_depth (window) == gdk_drawable_get_depth (pixmap)' failed

(Gecko:18145): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed


...
I was just rereading what you guys said, and realised I should actually try (as normal user) running Mozilla FROM /usr/local/mozilla; I did, and it works like a charm. What I'd been doing was trying to open it the "normal" way --

That is to say, I think it's the version of Mozilla that tries to open if I do "run command" or try to open it through the GUI that doesn't work. How do I change it so that the working version of Mozilla is the one that these things point to?? Something like that would be possible, right...?

(Also, it seems that in the process I've somehow broken GAIM ... I didn't change anything except trying to make Mozilla work! I'm so confused.)
 
Old 01-26-2006, 05:38 PM   #7
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That is to say, I think it's the version of Mozilla that tries to open if I do "run command" or try to open it through the GUI that doesn't work. How do I change it so that the working version of Mozilla is the one that these things point to?? Something like that would be possible, right...?
Just uninstall the packaged version of mozilla using YAST.
 
  


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