Bug 65119

Summary: fails to open becuase of font / permission isssues
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: sean <seandarcy>
Component: netscapeAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.3CC: rvokal
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2002-05-17 20:28:58 UTC Type: ---
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Description sean 2002-05-17 20:28:52 UTC
Description of Problem: When I try to open netscape as a user I get:

[system@daddy system]$ netscape
ERROR: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/.nautilus-metafile.xml: cannot open
shared object file: Permission denied
Cant load plugin /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/.nautilus-metafile.xml. Ignored.
Warning: Cannot convert string
"*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-o-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-o-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*,-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*=BOLD,-*-helvetica-medium-o-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*=ITALIC"
to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-adobe-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-adobe-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-adobe-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontList
Bus error

When I try as root:

[root@daddy root]# netscape
ERROR: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/.nautilus-metafile.xml: invalid ELF header
Cant load plugin /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/.nautilus-metafile.xml. Ignored.
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the
root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
Warning: Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[root@daddy root]# rpm -qa | grep nets
netscape-common-4.79-1
netscape-communicator-4.79-1


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Expected Results:


Additional Information:
I've restarted xfs. /var/log/messages:
May 17 16:26:39 daddy Font Server[12675]: terminating 
May 17 16:26:39 daddy xfs: xfs shutdown succeeded
May 17 16:26:39 daddy xfs: listening on port 7100 
May 17 16:26:39 daddy xfs: xfs startup succeeded

[root@daddy root]# rpm -qa | grep font
ttfonts-1.0-9
XFree86-base-fonts-4.2.0-8
XFree86-ISO8859-15-100dpi-fonts-4.2.0-8
XFree86-font-utils-4.2.0-8
chkfontpath-1.9.5-2
urw-fonts-2.0-17
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.2.0-8
XFree86-ISO8859-15-75dpi-fonts-4.2.0-8
XFree86-truetype-fonts-4.2.0-8
ghostscript-fonts-5.50-3
XFree86-100dpi-fonts-4.2.0-8

Comment 1 sean 2002-05-18 03:07:23 UTC
We just had a thunderstorm, and a power outage. Forced reboot. Now it works.
Something needed to be restarted in addition to xfs.

jay