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Old 11-30-2003, 11:26 AM   #1
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programs won't run on user (non-root) accounts....?


I have a fresh install of slackware 9.1, I just downloaded mozilla firebird and put it in /usr/local/firebird. The permisions are set as 755, but it won't run on my user account.

It runs great on root, but when I log into my user account it won't run. I don't get an error or anything, it just doesn't start up. Mozilla won't start on the user account either.

any ideas?
 
Old 11-30-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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I vaguely recall when I downloaded my last mozilla, it had some words about extra steps to make it multi-user. Do you have a profile in the users area?
 
Old 11-30-2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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no profile in my user account as far as I know.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:14 PM   #4
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I guess it would be the same as the other revisions - in the directory .mozilla. You could try moving .mozilla and .fullcircle to another name so it would have to create them from scratch. I had a problem on my last download with the existing profile messing me up. It worked much better when I blew it away.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:20 PM   #5
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I downloaded firebird into my user account's home directory, extracted it, and tried to run it.... and it still didn't run. Nothing happened.

I'll try doing what you said
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:35 PM   #6
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I deleted .phoenix and .mozilla from my home directory in my user account's home (/home/mdb/) I ran both firebird and mozilla, both of them recreated the .phoenix / .mozilla directories with all of the files in them, but neither browsers started... nothing came up, no errors, nothing. They just made the directories and that was it.....

this is driving me insane
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:51 PM   #7
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Can you see it running if you do a you do a ps -ef? If so, kill it (them). Obviously it ran if it created the directories, but I've had mozilla hide even though it is running.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 01:02 PM   #8
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did that, none of them were running... they created the directories, and died.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 01:31 PM   #9
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Well, from the mozilla installation instructions - not that this necessarily applies to firebird:

Multi-User Linux Installations

To install Mozilla for multiple users on Unix, install as normal, then create the following script in your Mozilla directory, make it executable (chmod u+x <scriptname>), and run it as a user with write privileges to the mozilla directory (e.g. root). Do not run this program as su[do] root. (Bug 52653)

#!/bin/sh
dist_bin=`dirname $0`
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=$dist_bin
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$dist_bin
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME LD_LIBRARY_PATH
$dist_bin/regxpcom
$dist_bin/regchrome
touch $dist_bin/chrome/user-skins.rdf $dist_bin/chrome/user-locales.rdf

You should then be able to run that installation of Mozilla as any user who has permissions to access it.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 02:35 PM   #10
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still no go.... mozilla still does the same thing, and firebird opens a window for a few seconds, then dies. ps -ef says nothing's going on
 
Old 11-30-2003, 07:43 PM   #11
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Have you tried plugging it in to 220V? I'm out of ideas.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:08 PM   #12
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I've got no idea what it is.. I'm out of ideas too.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 12:07 AM   #13
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just realized... it only exits when it begins to render a page it seems like... if I hit the stop button really quickly before it starts loading a page, the window stays open, I can use the program up until I navigate to a webpage, at which point it dies.
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by once here
just realized... it only exits when it begins to render a page it seems like... if I hit the stop button really quickly before it starts loading a page, the window stays open, I can use the program up until I navigate to a webpage, at which point it dies.
I have the same problem. Only my mozilla doesn't start at all. Haven't tried with firebird yet.

Under root everythin works just fine. Weird.

My Galeon doesn't seem to work either. Every time i go to a web page for example google, everything seems to work fine but when i enter data and hit the search button, nothing happens. All the links work fine, but submit buttons etc don't seem to work.

Any ideas ?


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Old 12-01-2003, 10:43 PM   #15
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Start a console and run FB from there...

If there are any problems/errors, you will see output on the console.
 
  


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