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Old 01-08-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
Louis_Carole
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Where'd my scroll bars go?


Dear All,

I just upgraded to slack 10.0. My init's set for X, and I'm using GNOME 2.6. When I log in as root, epiphany has scroll bars. When I log in as joe schmoe user, I have no scroll bars. I did a quick search for similar issues, and found two suggestions:

1) Get rid of the the appropriate .folders (.mozilla, e.g.) and log back in.
I tried it. It didn't work.

2) Privelege issues? Try running: strace -f -o /tmp/trace -e trace=open /usr/bin/mozilla
I did this. I don't know how to interpret the contents of /tmp/trace.

3) Wipe and reinstall a bunch of stuff and cross your fingers.
This worked for one dude, but I ain't gonna do all that, cause I'm lazy.

Any suggestions?

- Ben
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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Dear All,

Here's what happens with strace:

schmoe:~$ strace -f -o trace -e trace=open /usr/bin/mozilla
*** Registering -webcal handler.
*** Registering text/calendar handler.
*** Registering webcal protocol handler.
(Then it freezes)

(From a different terminal)
schmoe:~$ ps -e
PID TTY TIME CMD
...
3508 pts/1 00:00:00 strace
3509 pts/1 00:00:00 mozilla
3513 pts/1 00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
3518 pts/1 00:00:00 mozilla-bin
3519 pts/1 00:00:00 mozilla-bin
3520 pts/1 00:00:00 mozilla-bin
3521 pts/1 00:00:00 mozilla-bin
...

Now, the contents of ~/trace. There are about 214 lines with error messages. Most are ENOENT (No such file or directory). Here are the EACCES (Permission denied) lines:

3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/compreg.dat", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat.tmp", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat.tmp", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/compreg.dat.tmp", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/xpti.dat.tmp", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components/compreg.dat.tmp", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
3518 open("/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/chrome/chrome.rdf", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)

Does this post contain enough info? Thanks,

- Ben
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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Dear All,

Yeah! OK, here's what I did:

root:~# cd /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7
root:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7# chmod +t components # for the .tmp files
root:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7# cd components
root:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components# chmod 644 *.dat # to read the .dat files
root:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/components# cd ../chrome
root:/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/chrome# chmod 644 chrome.rdf # I found this after fixing the other things

Et, voila! C'est ca! Bien!

Is this something I should report to someone? Like Slackware?

- Ben
 
  


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