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Something strange is going on, i have recently installed suse 9.1 on my server (local ftp, http printing,...) and i was very pleased with it so i decided to change my desktop pc also from mandrake to suse. I got firefox working on the server but on the desktop it acts strange. I can't start it as a normal user but when is start is with "sudo firefox" as root it does work. Does anyone know what my problem is, am i missing any access to files i should have access to ?
I've tried different version and all have the same problem.
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, SuSE 9.1 Professional
Try running it from the command line after doing:
to allow all users. After that, a key should allow a normal user
to run the program. SuSE will restrict a user on new applications
from using the xhost until THAT appication has been used once
giving him special permission. I don't profess to understand it,
but it usually works.
Firefox has to be run at least once by a user who has write permissions in the folder it is installed in. So you could either run it as root (just once) or
chown -R $USER_NAME /opt/MozillaFirefox
and then after you've run it once
chown -R root:root /opt/MozillaFirefox
I avoid the problem by installing it in my home folder.
I'm having the same problem. Unfortunately the solution doesn't seem to work for me. I'm trying to run it on Fedora Core, and tried installing firefox into my home directory, but whenever I try to run it as a normal user Gecko opens up and give the following message
What build is it you're trying to run, is it a nightly build or the 1.0 release candidate? Also, are you trying with a clean profile (delete or rename the .mozilla folder in your home folder before you launch Firefox for the first time, it will create a new, default profile).