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Old 11-13-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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problems with firefox 1.0

I downloaded firefox 1.0 and untarred it with ark and then installed it as root and then i logged back on to my user account and clicked on it and it tries to open it for 30 seconds or so and then quits. So then i tried to install it from my user account and it did the same thing but only tried to open it for 2 or 3 seconds
Old 11-13-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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Does it work as root? It could be a simple permissions problem. Try going to the directory where it's installed (in the console) and running the binary there, and post any error output it gives you.
Old 11-13-2004, 11:12 PM   #3
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do you have a swap partition?
Old 11-14-2004, 03:37 AM   #4
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I install firefox 1.0 as root. Firefox worked ok.
To make it work for individual users, I copied the /root/.mozilla/firefox dir to all users, chown as necessary.
Also deleted /usr/bin/firefox and replaced with ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Once firefox is working, use tools to import mozilla prefrences

Hope this helps... but should not be required!
Old 11-14-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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It does work in root but when i went to do the binary command it said:

[root@localhost Firefox]# binary
bash: binary: command not found

I do have a swap partition

there is no file in /usr/bin/ called firefox

Last edited by drysac; 11-14-2004 at 09:40 AM.
Old 11-14-2004, 10:09 AM   #6
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ok, i wouild start over and attempt to find the RPM for mandrake and install it that way.
Old 11-15-2004, 02:02 PM   #7
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I downloaded the rpm and opened it and it said everthing already installed. So i went to rpmdrake to remove it and it didn't have it there. So i removed every file that i could find that pertained to firefox then tried installing it from the rpm again and it said the same thing......Now What?

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