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Old 03-27-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Opening Firefox via terminal vs kmenu

I have just installed Kubuntu Gutsy. I have copied userchrome from backup to the new FF profile. It has two purposes 1) icons only (no text) in Bookmarks Toolbar (BT), 2) multi-row display in BT. When I start FF by kmenu, neither is invoked. When I start in terminal, both work perfectly, as they did in previous install (Feisty). I am told it is dangerous (and also inconvenient) to open FF with "sudo firefox". Anyone have any idea what is happening and how to correct it? Thanks.
Old 03-27-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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did you do the change to userchrome in the home directory (/home/user) or system wide ? I think since sudo works post likely it is a permissions problem

$ ls -l
for all the files that you copied/modified. it should be readable/writable.

You can try
$ firefox

and see what is the error message.

If you use sudo firefox you might endanger the stability of the system and it is not good.
Old 03-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for that. It was indeed a permissions problem.


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