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Old 03-28-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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Mozilla quits right after startup

I just installed Slackware 9.1, and everything seems to be working okay (mostly). I just created a new regular user and logged in and tried to start Mozilla, but when I do nothing happens. I tried to start it from the console, and Moz gave these lines of output:

*** Registering -webcal handler.
*** Registering text/calendar handler.
*** Registering webcal protocol handler.

and then it immediatly exits.

Mozilla works fine as root but not as a regular user. Anyone know why?
Old 03-28-2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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I'm not sure why, but you could try copying your config as root to the home directory of the user you're wanting to use it as.
Old 03-28-2004, 02:26 AM   #3
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It seems to have something to do with the sound. I noticed that I had to be running esd or else Mozilla would freeze very quickly after startup while root. I tried to run esd as a regular user and I got an error about permission denied on my sound device. I chmoded the device to 777 and ran esd. This time it worked. I also tried to run Mozilla like this. It worked too!

Something tells me that chmod 777 /dev/snd/pcm_somethingorother isn't permenant. What do I do?


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