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Cecil 11-22-2004 08:49 PM

Problems with launching programs in Fresh Slackware 10.0 Install
I recently installed Slackware 10.0 on my Dell Inspirion 1150 Laptop (man, runs great). Everything is fine, but I've had this problem in the past before and I can't seem to find anything about it online:

Specific programs in XWindows do not launch when attemped.

My GAIM works fine in Fluxbox, but Mozilla stares at me when I tell it to launch. The odd thing about this is, when I was configuring the system under Root and looking at all the programs such as Mozilla, they work perfectly. When I made another user and tried to run it, they do not respond.

If I go back to my root account, Mozilla runs perfectly in Fluxbox without a problem.

Is there something I've done wrong? I'm probably not including enough information, but i'm a little foggy on how to do so out of my console running the XServer.


itsjustme 11-22-2004 09:20 PM

I think you can narrow that down to either a Permissions problem or a Path problem.

scuzzman 11-22-2004 09:22 PM

can you launch Mozilla from a terminal?

Cecil 11-22-2004 09:25 PM

Permissions? Okay, I could research that in a minute, thanks for the suggestion

Run Mozilla in a terminal-- how would I go about this? Go to it's directory and ./mozilla or "mozzila" or whatever is needed to launch it?

scuzzman 11-22-2004 11:03 PM

just go to a terminal and type:

mozilla &

richcoosa19 11-22-2004 11:24 PM

Not to detur you from beloved pre-installed programs, but if you only use the web browser portion of mozilla -- why not just use Firefox. It is such a pinch to install, just simply run the install program, then 'ln -s' your flash plugin and java plugin. Actually I usually use Mozilla, however I've found that with the latest release of Firefox, it really has a lot more to offer.

But addressing the problem at hand I would have to agree with the previous person's suggestion of a permission problem. One thing you could try it renaming your ~/.mozilla directory to something, this would make mozilla think this would be the first time running, and would rewrite your configuration info. It's work a pinch...if this doesn't work try running 'mozilla' from a terminal and see if any error messages come up, if so then we can address those then. If push comes to shove, then you could always run pkgtool as root remove mozilla and reinstall the package. That would most likely correct any problem at all. Try the .mozilla thing first, since you can run it as root and not a regular user.

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