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Old 11-04-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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Can only start web browser as root

I cannot access web by clicking on the web icon, unless I'm root.

When I am in my account I can go into the shell, become root and issue htmlview %u this will give me access.

I have compared paths and pointers between my account and root everything is the same.

The only change is my roomate moved out and I am hooked directly to the modem rather than thru the router.

Any suggestions?

Old 11-04-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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What happens if you just run "htmlview"?

You could always just run the command to open your preferred browser... "firefox" or whichever.
Old 11-04-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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I get the same results with htmlview.

I can still only access the web as root though. Either GUI or CUI


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