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Old 03-26-2019, 12:29 PM   #1
vineyridge
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Password Gorilla-Browser Launch


I have installed Password Gorilla in a new Linux Mint OS. I have had it before on Ubuntu with no problems.

It is possible to set automatic browser launch in Preferences. According to the Password Gorilla Help all I need to do in Linux is type Firefox in the browser box. But when I do that, I get a message that the file cannot be found. So I went to files and found a path through .Mozilla. That contains a folder called Firefox. .mozilla/Firefox contains a folder that has a default profile folder and a profile.ini. I have entered the path to profile.ini, and get a message from the OS that "permission denied" to run the operation. If I enter .mozilla/Firefox, I also get "permission denied".

Password Gorilla asks for a file, not a folder. If permission is denied to open the profile.ini file, what file should I be looking for? Or how can I give permission for Password Gorilla to use Firefox?

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Old 03-26-2019, 12:53 PM   #2
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The file Gorilla is asking for is the firefox program itself. This is usually in /usr/lib/firefox or /usr/lib64/firefox. There is also supposed to be a symbolic link to it in /usr/bin. Please note that in all these cases "firefox" is not spelled with a capital F. If you really did type "Firefox", I'm not surprised it couldn't be found. All Linux commands are case-sensitive.

The .mozilla/firefox folder in your home directory contains personal configuration files for FF and not programs.

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Old 03-26-2019, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thank you. Worked like a charm. I didn't know where the actual program was, but when I entered "firefox", Password Gorilla did all the rest for me.
 
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It's worth exploring your system and finding out where things live. It will allow you to feel much more confident. In Windows, you are discouraged from moving outside My Documents because of the risk of damaging something, but in Linux, files have owners and all the system files belong to root so you (as a non-root user) can't damage them by looking at them.

Think of the system as a house and the top-level directories/folders as rooms in that house. Each room contains different things appropriate to that room. You don't expect to find a washbasin in the dining room!
 
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