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Old 08-31-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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mozilla won't start in gnome except for root...

Hi I'm running slackware 10.0, I just installed it, and am having this weird problem.
In X-windows (Gnome desktop) under my user account, I click on mozilla under
internet and nothing happens. In a terminal window if I type mozilla
It says:

bash-2.05b$ mozilla
*** Registering -webcal handler.
*** Registering text/calendar handler.
*** Registering webcal protocol handler.

and then it hangs. I've waited for 30 minutes and nothing has happened...

HOWEVER, If I su to root, and type doesn't say anything but mozilla
pops up on the gnome desktop in 2 seconds.
Anyone know what the problem is?

Thanks for your help!
Old 08-31-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like some sort of permission problem.
Check the permissions on Mozilla, it's libraries,
the users home and files therein, and in /tmp

Old 08-31-2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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ahhh well, I had no idea even where to begin to look for the files and permissions...however, visiting and downloading the mozilla 1.7.2 patch and installing it using upgradepkg
seemed to fix whatever the problem also fixed the failure of galeon to load when I downloaded the galeon fix.

Anyways, thanks for your help!
now I know where to look absolutely first before whining in a public forum =)



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