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Old 05-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Firefox Only Runs as root


This is on RedHat EL 5.2. I extract the tar.bz2 file downloaded from Mozilla's site, and drop it in user/firefox. I try to run Firefox, from a launcher I made, and nothing happens. I use the root terminal, and cd to the firefox directory, and run ./firefox, and it opens. The user owns all of the files and directories, but it still won't work unless I'm root. How do I fix this one?
 
Old 05-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Do not know if it works fore REL
But I do not like to install it system wide than I extract it as user in my home dir and run it from there.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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Firefox is developed for RHEL.......
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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Firefox is developed for RHEL.......
What do you mean?

It's developed for Linux, by no means for RHEL specifically.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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What do you mean?

It's developed for Linux, by no means for RHEL specifically.
Ok, Firefox is installed by default with RHEL. It's made to work with RHEL.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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This is on RedHat EL 5.2. I extract the tar.bz2 file downloaded from Mozilla's site, and drop it in user/firefox. I try to run Firefox, from a launcher I made, and nothing happens. I use the root terminal, and cd to the firefox directory, and run ./firefox, and it opens. The user owns all of the files and directories, but it still won't work unless I'm root. How do I fix this one?
Have you tried opening it from the terminal as non-root?
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #7
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Yeah it just returns me back to the prompt after I try and run is as the regular user.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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Does it leave any error messages?
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:23 AM   #9
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None at all.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:31 AM   #10
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Chmod it
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #11
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Tried it, it's in the /home/ folder under the user in question so it's not that. The user automatically owns and has full access to anything in its home folder.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:40 AM   #12
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try
Code:
mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla_OLD
start firefox
make sure ~/.mozilla is owned by the user

Last edited by repo; 05-06-2010 at 11:44 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 11:43 AM   #13
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Only root can run firefox, user won't

I just UG'ed to FC13 and root can run firefox, but not as me(user) - just returns to the prompt. After some searching I found: (in .mozilla) mv firefox old.firefox then run firefox - it will rebuild a new subdir. I did, it does and FF fires right up - sans all history/bookmarks etc. I have compared old.dir vs new and am not finding any differences in permission, ownership. If someone can tell me how to get my 409 entries transferred to the new I'll go away - happy.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:34 PM   #14
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Thanks

Thank you Thank you Thank you. That was exactly what I needed to fix a problem I've been working on for an hour. Now my fox isn't running as root
 
  


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