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Old 07-16-2003, 01:00 AM   #1
jadugarr
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Problem starting mozilla


After running mozilla 1.4 as su to install a smooth wheel add on, I can no longer run mozilla under my user account. Mozilla, when trying to run as a user, will act like its starting up for 30 seconds and then just disappears from the taskbar. Mozilla can however be run as su. I have experienced this problem before and just reinstalled mozilla to fix it, but there must be a simpler solution. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
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im having the same exact problem in redhat 8 with mozilla 1.3.1..

if i run the run-mozilla.sh script it opens however.. so 1.4 fixes it?

Still awaiting a response in another thread...
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:50 PM   #3
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Uninstalling and reinstalling will work, but there must be an easier way to do it. Many Mozilla/Firebird enhancements require write access to /usr, and therefore they must be run under su in order for them to install correctly. The only way around this that i can think of, is to re-install mozilla to a directory that you have write access to.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:07 PM   #4
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You don't need to reinstall mozilla; but you do need to allow mozilla to reinitialize the default config files in your /home directory, then copy your previous bookmarks.html file to your new ~/.mozillla/default/*.slt directory. See these threads:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=72793
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=72143
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:31 PM   #5
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Thanks, I didn't see these threads before. Mozilla is working normally again.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:56 PM   #6
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Log in as root, and change the user who owns it, to your normal user.
 
  


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