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Old 07-07-2001, 02:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help with permissions :(

Hello guys,

I have removed the Mozilla embedded in the Mandrake 8.0 and installed the newest one. But no one is able to start it except the root. I think it's a problem of privileges.

As am new on linux I really need help

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Old 07-08-2001, 08:39 AM   #2
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Check using Konquerer what the permissions are for the file /usr/bin/mozilla

I think that this is the files which loads it up.

Also, check the folder wherever you installed it, making sure that ppl other than root can access mozilla.
Old 07-11-2001, 04:56 PM   #3
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Unhappy It doesn't work

I checked the permissions on the user/bin/mozilla and the permissions are the same as anyother program. whenever I try starting it from konsol under KDE I get the error:
/usr/bin/mozilla: line 156: 1001 Segmentation fault $MOZ_PROGRAM -remote "openurl (about:blank,new-window)" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
Error sending command.

But if i try launching it in the same way after suing root it works perfectly.

Can you please give me some feedback???
thanks a lot I'd really appreciate any help I can get.

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Old 07-11-2001, 05:09 PM   #4
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what are the permissions on it?

you can try to chmod 777 /usr/bin/mozilla
and that will un doubtfully give everyone and anyone access to the file.

if that doesn't work, we know then its not a permission problem.


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