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Hello all! Linux newbie here. I have a curious problem. I have a Dell machine with WinXP in one partition and Linux RedHat in the other partition. When I am ...
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    Problems with Mozilla


    Hello all! Linux newbie here.

    I have a curious problem. I have a Dell machine with WinXP in one partition and Linux RedHat in the other partition.

    When I am logged in as root, I can open up Mozilla no problem. When I log in with my non-root login, then if I click on the Mozilla icon, then the little hourglass just spins, and spins but then eventually quits and Mozilla fails to open. As far as I can tell, the Mozilla icon is pointing to the same thing ("mozilla %u") in both the root logon and the non-root logon.

    Any ideas what gives?
    thanks.
    --Nick

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    Try starting it from a X-Term or simular program and see what it says. That might give a clue where it is going wrong.

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    Start from an X-term?

    How does one do that?

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    You can do what puntmuts said by opening up a terminal or the command line. On your taskbar, you should have a little black monitor that say terminal program when you mouse-over. Open that and try typing in

    Code:
    firefox
    and see if it gives any errors.

    Hope this helps.[/quote]

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