Originally posted by Andrew Benton
The problem is most likely in your profile (the hidden .mozilla folder in your home). It's unlikely that you as a user could have done something to break the programs. If they are installed system side where you don't have permission to write, how can you harm them? Or did you install some extensions or plugins as root?
Thank you for your reply.
Thats exactly what happend. i installed some flash and java plugins as root and thats when i couldn't get my browsers to function anymore. I don't know why that is happening but now can't get my java plugin to work?