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Old 01-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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Please help -- weird things on my AMD64 gentoo box...

I installed a copy of AMD64 gentoo on my sempron box, but encountered a few weird things which I don't know how to handle... hoping to get some help here.

1. At the login screen, if I go to "configure login manager" from the options menu, it would tell me "you must authenticate as root to run configuration"

2. I emerged mozilla firefox, but it doesn't show up in the menu. When I use the command "firefox" to launch it, it gives me a message saying "no running windows found", and then launches something called "bon echo"... WTF?

Please help... thanks in advance...
Old 01-25-2007, 01:51 AM   #2
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1. Did you tried authenticate as root?
2. What is in your DISPLAY variable, when you run mozilla? There should be the address of your x-server display (something like :0.0).
Old 01-25-2007, 02:07 AM   #3
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what desktop do you use? kde, gnome or sth else?
Old 01-25-2007, 12:49 PM   #4
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I am using Gnome, but never mind... please.

yeah, when it says I need to authenticate, it actually prompts me for password, but with the stupid sun-flower login screen, it wasn't that obvious.

bon echo is the new firefox2... who'd figured that out?

but thanks for all the help...


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