Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144609
firefox will not start as non-root user on x86_64
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Description of problem:
Firefox will start and run as the root user, but will not run as a
non-root user. Due to strace being broken, no strace output is provided.
I added -x to all of the bourne shell scripts and have attached the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run firefox as a non-root user
Actual Results: after a second, the application exits
Expected Results: Firefox should start
Created attachment 109533 [details]
shell script output from adding -x to firefox and run_mozilla.sh
Try moving aside your .firefox directory (make sure that firefox isn't running
at the time!) If that helps, check the permissions on the old firefox directory
match those of the user running firefox...
Wow, I feel like an idiot. This was a new install, but removing the .mozilla
directory did it. Thanks.