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Old 09-28-2003, 09:57 PM   #1
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How do you make a Netscape upgrade that works for all users?

I just upgraded my Netscape from 5.x to 7.1.

I did all this stuff when I was logged in as root; it works fine when I log on as root, but I don't want to be surfing as root.

Could someone please tell me where the inevitable config file can be found?

I am thanking you in advance....

Old 09-29-2003, 12:57 AM   #2
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what happens when you try to run it as a normal user? Any error messages when you try to start it from the command line? Normally, there shouldn't be any problems.
Old 09-29-2003, 01:00 AM   #3
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I believe it should be installed
as user until the
Make intall - which should be root

u can change permissions on it
Old 09-29-2003, 01:06 AM   #4
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the command for netscape 7.1 is /usr/local/netscape/netscape it doesn't matter which user you run this command in as it will make individual user configuration files when run in a hidden folder in a user's home directory called ~/.netscape (or ~/.netscape6 , i can't remember exactly).
Old 10-03-2003, 02:09 AM   #5
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I'm running RH9, and I'm HATING it right about now, I'm having exactly this same problem, I just installed netscape 7.1, and it will run under root, but when logged in as a different user it will not. I've spent like a zillion hours trying to get java to work in this browser as well, with no luck. If anyone can help us out to figure out why netscape won't run as a normal user it would be greatly helpful.

at the prompt I type
/usr/local/netscape/$ ./netscape
and it just gives me another prompt with no message at all, it I just type netscape enter, it says file not found, I'm totally confused here

Old 10-03-2003, 02:29 AM   #6
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java easy

su to root

# ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_02/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/ /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/

"" at the prompt I type
/usr/local/netscape/$ ./netscape "

should be

youu can do as I did and drag it from a file manager to your destop
and tell it to link here

or the command line version would be

#ln -s /usr/local/netscape/netscape /home/<username>/./desktop

I think thats the right syntax


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