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Old 06-27-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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I've been having a problem with settings changing randomly on me. I installed Red Hat 7.1 a week ago and I am in every sense of the word a newbie. In some of the programs I use (Mozilla especially), no matter how many times I set my preferences, download themes and plugins, or add bookmarks the settings are gone the next time I log in and sometimes even the next time I run the program during the same session! I'm sure there is something simple that I'm just not catching here but I can't imagine what it would be. This happens both as root and as a normal user (I only have one account other than root, so different accounts isn't the likely cause...I think). I don't know what to check next., but its getting really annoying being asked if I want to migrate profiles every time I open Mozilla!
Old 06-27-2002, 05:35 PM   #2
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Is there a file called .mozilla in your home direcory?

$ ls .mozilla
Old 06-27-2002, 09:44 PM   #3
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i do indeed have a .mozilla folder in my home directory.
and it appears there are a few profiles in there....maybe i just got a little confused with when i was root and when i wasn't and starting mozilla several times at once, which seems to prompt for another profile other than the one you already have open......

the other program where i was experiencing the loss of settings was AOL Instant Messenger....doesn't seem to keep my list of away messages....perhaps its the same sort of thing and I'm just a bit mixed up
Old 06-27-2002, 11:06 PM   #4
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For AIM you should use a program called GAIM. It is alot more functional then the linux version of AIM. GAIM comes with most distrobutions so its probably already loaded on your computer.


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