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Old 08-19-2003, 09:12 AM   #1
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RH9 or Gnome Problem?


I have encountered two problems.
1. Recently downloaded an updated version of Mozilla. When I tried installing it , I got error 624... can't create directory. Went to the change directory pop up box and had the same results.

2. In reading posts on this forum, someone said that the KDE desktop was a better interface. I loaded KDE from the startup disks without problems. Went to the desktop switching tool and clicked on KDE.
Pop up box said had to restart X... did so and Gnome came back up.

I think these two problems are related. But since I'm a CPM, dos, win kinda guy I guess I'm too stupid to figure this one out on my own.

Any help will be appreciated.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:22 AM   #2
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"Pop up box said had to restart X... did so and Gnome came back up. "

When you have both KDE and gnome installed you set one as the default to start when you startx. Red Hat has an entry in its configuration program called "switch desktops" or something like that which allows you to switch between gnome and KDE.

Or you can edit the script /home/user/.xinitrc and change the default desktop.

I doubt that this is related to the Mozilla install problem. That sounds more like a permissions problem. Were you installing Mozilla as user? If so try installing it as root.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
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thanks Jailbait... I'll give it a try.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 11:07 AM   #4
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You can install Mozilla by either logging in as root or doing an [su -] (su with a space) on a terminal. Both of which would make you a superuser (administrator in windows term).
NOTE: For the terminal, you would be a superuser only on that terminal and the rest of rh9 would still be in your normal user mode.

You should then be able to install the app successfully.

Good luck!

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Old 08-19-2003, 12:02 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I logged in as root (didn't realize I could do that on the gnome desktop) , (or is that the RH login screen?), and was able to update Mozilla and change the desktop program to KDE.

Thanks again... (with help like this I've no excuse to stay away from linux)
 
  


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