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Old 02-16-2003, 02:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy mozilla works fine when logged in as a user but crashes when logged in as root


any one else got this prob? im running rh 8.0

any ideas??
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:26 AM   #2
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Well, technically, I'm not sure, but why are you running a web browser as root?
 
Old 02-16-2003, 08:11 AM   #3
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I've never seen this problem, but you could try renaming root's /root/.mozilla folder, and let mozilla build a new set of configuration files and a profile next time it restarts. If this wrecks stuff, just name the old directory back again.

Like carlywarly said, browsing the web as root is probably a bad idea. Many people wouldn't even log into the graphical display as root, especially as Red Hat has most root-requiring programs set to ask for the password when they are run from a user account.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 12:26 PM   #4
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Running a gui as root is only a problem if you don't know what you're doing.

In any case, mozilla might crash as root because of the flash plugin. If you updated it and only updated the user version (because it has to be installed in every users own folder) it could be causing mozilla to crash.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:17 PM   #5
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thanks for all your feed back.

I see now that it makes sense not to surf the web as root & the best option is to su from a user account when something needs to be done as root.

the original reason i asked was because i was teaching myself about apache (as root - bad habit !??! ) & went to check by fireing up the browzer & pointing to http://127.0.0.1

i now know better, thanks again for your input, although i will try viciousfish's sujestion just to see what happens.

cheers.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 08:23 PM   #6
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Yes I have the same exact problem. I am running RH8.0. If I am logged in as Root the browser appears on the screen for about 1/2 second and then disappears without an error message. I have no problem running it as a regular user. Interestingly enough though, when I was logged on as a regular user once I invoked the SU root login to do something administrative, that regular user could no longer use Mozilla browser.

Lindsay
 
Old 04-02-2003, 08:34 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Riley
Running a gui as root is only a problem if you don't know what you're doing.
Or the people who wrote the software assuming
you wouldn't run it as root ;)

Quote:

In any case, mozilla might crash as root because of the flash plugin. If you updated it and only updated the user version (because it has to be installed in every users own folder) it could be causing mozilla to crash.
What exactly makes you think that flash
needs to be installed for each user individually?


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