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Old 12-27-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
cbjhawks
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FireFox works for root but not user...


I downloaded and installed the latest release for FireFox browser but I cant seem to get my
user access to it...it works fine for root. I gave the entire directory read/write and execute permission. When I try to run the program as my user from the /root directory (which is where untarred and installed it)...the error message is "firefox program can not be found" I tried to create a shortcut
(non-KDE application) and the same result....any ideas? Please advise and thanks for your time.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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and the same holds true for ThunderBird mail program

I try to create the same link...via non-KDE application or terminal command. Non-KDE application results in "thunderbird not found"...via terminal results in:
@linux:/root/thunderbird> ./thunderbird
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!

(thunderbird-bin:7200): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I have seen this error message with Firefox and Thunderbird....please advise.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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The problem is that you put it into /root, which is root's home directory and not readable by other users. Since your normal user can't change into /root, the permissions on the Firefox directory itself don't matter. I usualkly put Firefox in /usr/local/firefox or some similar worls readable location.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:56 AM   #4
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which part of installation...

do I enter "/usr/local/firefox" ... I dont remember the install giving me an option of where
to install...what's the proper way to uninstall also...thanks for your reply
 
  


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