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davidas 04-07-2004 12:25 PM

Firefox cannot run (start and exit within 2 secs) with root account
 
When I'm in root, I can't run firefox-mozilla. From xterm, I type firefox&. Press Enter twice and a Exit message is shown. However, when I logout of root account and started firefox with my normal user account, it run fine.

Any reason why?

Thanks !
PS Debian 'Sarge'

LavaDevil94 04-07-2004 12:29 PM

first, why would you want to run it has root? is there any error messages that you get to the console?

davidas 04-07-2004 07:55 PM

Cos I'm curious about the difference in the way Debian and Redhat work. In redhat, it works.

In the console:

david:/etc/init.d# firefox&
[1] 629
david:/etc/init.d#
[1]+ Exit 1 firefox
david:/etc/init.d#

Thanks !

Quote:

Originally posted by LavaDevil94
first, why would you want to run it has root? is there any error messages that you get to the console?

Spasmolytic 04-07-2004 08:39 PM

have you tried running it w/ just firefox instead of firefox &

davidas 04-07-2004 08:58 PM

Yes, I tried. It just stays at the command prompt without launching firefox.

Quote:

Originally posted by Spasmolytic
have you tried running it w/ just firefox instead of firefox &

vdemuth 04-08-2004 02:36 AM

Have you got the hidden folder .pheonix of your root tree.? Install Firefox as root, as well as user.


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