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Old 04-07-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
davidas
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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'
 
Old 04-07-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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first, why would you want to run it has root? is there any error messages that you get to the console?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 06:55 PM   #3
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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 !

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first, why would you want to run it has root? is there any error messages that you get to the console?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 07:39 PM   #4
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have you tried running it w/ just firefox instead of firefox &
 
Old 04-07-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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Yes, I tried. It just stays at the command prompt without launching firefox.

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have you tried running it w/ just firefox instead of firefox &
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:36 AM   #6
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Have you got the hidden folder .pheonix of your root tree.? Install Firefox as root, as well as user.
 
  


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