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Old 04-10-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
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Browser will not start


I'm about as new to Linux as someone can be so I have a question that might have an obvious answer.

I'm running Redhat 8.0, I've done all the security updates. I right click on the browser icon and the command line has the following command: "htmlview %u", I'm running Mozilla.

When I click on the browser icon, the browser flashes and disappears. If I log on as root the browser starts up okay. If I create a new user and log on as that person the browser starts up okay.

I'm probably missing some necessary info in order for someone to help me with this but I don't know what that info is. If someone can tell me I'll post it.

Thanks!

Brian

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Old 04-10-2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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try running mozilla from within a terminal window.
that way you will be able to see possible error
messages and you will have an idea what might
be wrong, or you will have info you can paste here
and others can tell you how to fix it.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 10:54 AM   #3
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neenee,

Thank you for the reply.

To run it in a terminal window can I go to \usr\bin\mozilla, double click it and select "Run in Terminal?"

If so, I did that and it opens a terminal window, Mozilla flashes and the terminal windows goes away.

Brian
 
Old 04-10-2003, 11:15 AM   #4
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open a terminal first. then type mozilla and press enter.
this way, the terminal will stay open and will allow you
to see whichever messages mozilla produces.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 12:05 PM   #5
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I did what you suggested, opening a terminal window first.

This is what the command line looked like:
[belkins@localhost belkins]$ mozilla

I hit return and Mozilla just flashes and comes back to the prompt. No messages. :-(
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:08 PM   #6
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It must have something to do with file permissions or else with the "profiles" Mozilla creates in order to customize the browser for more than one user individually.

Anybody have an idea what profile or permissions problem could be causing such behavior?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:19 PM   #7
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try deleting ~/.mozilla and then try again.

$ rm -fr ~/.mozilla

or

$ rm -fr /home/yourname/.mozilla

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Old 04-10-2003, 01:38 PM   #8
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I removed the /.mozilla folder and reinstalled and it seems to work okay now!

Now, whenever I click on the browser icon Konqueror comes up! How do I get it back to Mozilla?

Also, I went into the Packages area and selected Details on Graphical Internet, I then selected "mozilla - a Web browser", click close and then click Update. It comes back with an error Package Not Found, unlocatable package "mozilla-nspr = 1.0.1-24"

I'm not sure if I need to even be doing the above step!

Also, is there a dummy's web site for system administrators just learning Redhat Linux???!!!
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:40 PM   #9
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good to hear it works now :D
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:43 PM   #10
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You completely reinstalled mozilla??? or just deleted the folder??

for the icon part just check what that icon is pointing to, change it to point to mozilla
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:43 PM   #11
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neenee,

Thank you for the help! I wonder why it stopped in the first place.

Any idea how I get the Web icon back to Mozilla instead of Konqueror?

Brian
 
Old 04-10-2003, 03:44 PM   #12
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hmm.. kde or gnome?

if gnome: right-click it, select properties, change the command to
'mozilla', or find the tool 'preferred applications' in your gnome
menu (i am not running redhat, so i do not know where it might
be hiding) and put the following in the browser box:

mozilla "%s"

if kde: i have not a clue.. try right-clicking the icon maybe for
properties, or remove the icon, create a new launcher for mozilla,
change the icon to your preferred one and then drag-and-drop it
onto the kde bar it was on, or leave it on the desktop if it was
there in the first place.

good luck.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 05:22 PM   #13
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I'm using Gnome.

I tried what you suggested but unfortunately it didn't do the trick.

I did go into "File Types and Programs" which appears to be the area where associations are setup. I associated .htm with Mozilla but it doesn't appear to have worked since Konqueror still opens the files.

Thanks for the help.

Brian
 
Old 04-10-2003, 05:36 PM   #14
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You might try specifying the full path for Mozilla in the properties for the icon and see if that does the trick.

To find out the full path, go to a terminal and issue

whereis mozilla

and it should show you the location of the executable. Then use that full path to point the icon in the right direction. Hope it works.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 05:48 PM   #15
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Thank you!!!!!! That did it!!!!!

I put /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla "%s"

I only knew to put the "%s" from neenee's post, so combining the help from both of you I finally got it!

What does the "%s" do?

Also, any ideas where some good websites are for learning Redhat? I'm a network administrator and am very familiar with Windows and networks but am just learning Linux.

Thanks once again!!!

Brian
 
  


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