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Old 11-15-2004, 02:40 AM   #1
ministre
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Mozilla Help


Hello,

I am using the version of mozilla that comes with slackware 10.0 distro.

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bash-2.05b$ mozilla -v
Mozilla 1.7, Copyright (c) 2003-2004 mozilla.org, build 2004061813
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When I launch mozilla as root user everything works good and mozilla comes up fine.
But if I lauch mozilla as a regular user mozilla won't come up. When I type mozilla at the prompt the following happens:

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bash-2.05b$ mozilla
*** Registering -webcal handler.
*** Registering text/calendar handler.
*** Registering webcal protocol handler.

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It just hangs there and mozilla never comes up.

Any help will be appreciated

THanks
Richard
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:14 AM   #2
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If you have a .mozilla (the dot makes it a hidden folder) profile in your home directory, try renaming it to move it out of the way. The next time you launch Mozilla it will create a new, clean profile with default settings.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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Hi I tried what you said.
I even deleted the whole .mozilla directory. But when I try to start mozilla I get the same problem.

Richard
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:48 PM   #4
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I hate to say this (browsing as root is an obvious security issue) but does it work for root? Perhaps it needs to be run by root just once before regular it will work for regular users.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 01:14 AM   #5
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Hello Andrew,

Yes it does work as root.
So if within my terminal session I "su root" and then run mozilla, it comes up fine.
I close Mozilla, then within the same terminal session I exit to regular user and I try to run mozilla again then it won't work. Mozilla hangs with the message "*** Registering webcal protocol handler.".

So what can I do ? always browse with root ?
What other good web browser can I use for which there will be support for all latest plugins ?

Thanks
Richard
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:07 AM   #6
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Personally I use Firefox, but as that is more or less the same as Mozilla you may find you come up against similar issues using that.
If it works for root but not a regular user that suggests this is a permissions problem. As root,
chmod -R 755 /usr/lib/mozilla*
Then, again, try mozilla with a clean profile.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:35 PM   #7
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solved my problem

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I was having the same problem as ministre, and the command:

chmod 775 /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7

fixed my problem. I know it's been a while since this thread was active, but thanks just the same!

-matt
 
  


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