Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Bulgaria
Distribution: OpenSuse
Posts: 70

Rep: Reputation: 15
applications hang

I am using Mandriva 2006, but I had the same experience with Debian. KDE seems unstable.

When I start some applications they do not start. Some of them need a restart of Mandriva to start working like Konqueror and "configure your desktop" and some like firefox do not start at all. KDE do not shows any message.

when I start from command line usr/bin/mozilla-firefox:

can't write to 'home/user/tmp/orbit-user', ORB init failed
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6/ line 159: 8737 Aborted "$prog" ${1+

What to do? Thank you in advance.
Old 07-30-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Make your user the owner of your home directory. Somehow you much
have managed to screw up permissions.

Do (as root):
chown -R user /home/user
chmod -R u+rwX /home/user
and see whether that fixes (some of) your problems.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding new applications to "Applications" menu scng Fedora 1 07-03-2005 01:02 AM
Before you hang me... Titan2k General 4 01-04-2005 10:43 AM
Who is Knowing about daemon applications and how to develop these applications? ms_890 Linux - Software 0 04-14-2004 03:04 AM
GeForce, Hang on boot, hang on X ctrl-alt-bspace bigearsbilly Linux - Hardware 0 03-01-2004 08:56 AM
Applications Hang monte Linux - Software 4 06-25-2003 07:36 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration