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Old 01-22-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.1 Gnome GUI...


I can use startx under root to get the GUI up and running, but when i log onto another user the GUI will not load up. How can i correct this?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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well whats the problem when you try as a non-root user ? errors, etc.. ?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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Are you trying to have two instances running at the same time? If you are, you need to issue a different command, I forget what it is, though....
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:36 AM   #4
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Ok, i had to adduser to group users to get it up and running, but i have some more questions to ask. When I am on my new user account and try to start Mozilla it won't load up (nothing happens). Also, every time i log out and log back on again i have to reset my background image (in root and user), it defauts itself to that ugly white screen. I don't know how to keep it the same all the time.
 
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ok well with what you said, your going to have to elaborate ....
did you actually install mozilla ?
whereis mozilla
to double check ... if it is there, type mozilla in a terminal and see what the errors say ...

as of background, what desktop environment / window manager do you use ?
 
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I am logged under root and useing mozilla as i type, so it is installed and working. I just can't get it up and running under the user "matrix" that i had just created.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:49 AM   #7
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ok well lets back track cause you didn't answer any of my questions, and you didn't state if you get an error when you type the word mozilla in a terminal as a normal user, so just go back to my previous post, and answer the questions ... by what you just said gets us no farther ahead, other than the fact that we know mozilla is installed ...
 
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When i am logged onto root and type "Mozilla" the web browser mozilla starts. When i "whereis mozilla" under root i get this output...

bash-2.05b# whereis mozilla
mozilla: /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/man/man1/mozilla.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/mozilla.1.gz
bash-2.05b#

When i am logged onto user "matrix" and type "Mozilla" in the terminal i get noting; no errors... nothing. When i type "whereis mozilla" in the terminal i get the same output as above.

I am using Gnome 2.4
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:16 PM   #9
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try typing "mozilla", all lower-case.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 01:57 PM   #10
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This mozilla problem is a known issue under Slackware 9.1 - during the install it installs mozilla as root.

The best way to fix this without having the mess with file permissions (all my attempts were futile), is to download the Mozilla 1.6 installer from , http://www.mozilla.org, and follow the installation instructions on the site.

These consist of:

delete the old version ( /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 i think is default for Slack 9.1), and when you install Mozilla 1.6, do:

su - , do not "su root"

and install as normal. If my understanding is correct, this gives global access to all users once installed. I don't know quite qhat su - does, but it worked for me!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:41 AM   #11
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Cool! Thanks Morrolan your reply helped. I had to uninstall 1.4 and install the 1.6 and now it works under all users.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:44 AM   #12
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Now why is my font alittle bit thinner and smaller. Is that just the new version? I kind of liked the older one better.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:28 AM   #13
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I found that too, I think it is because 1.6 will not use my default system fonts, it wants to use it's own. I downloaded a theme called "smoke" from www.mozdev.org, looks quite similar to my old style!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:34 PM   #14
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Can't you just magnify the text size in the view menu?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:09 PM   #15
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I could do that but it's already at 100%; 120% is too big. The font used to be darker, alittle bit thicker and smother. It's jagged now. The font isn't smooth like it used to be with 1.4.
 
  


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