Bug 144609 - firefox will not start as non-root user on x86_64
firefox will not start as non-root user on x86_64
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-01-09 12:49 EST by Mike Mangino
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-09 19:14:56 EST
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shell script output from adding -x to firefox and run_mozilla.sh (3.97 KB, text/plain)
2005-01-09 12:50 EST, Mike Mangino
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Description Mike Mangino 2005-01-09 12:49:48 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0

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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run firefox as a non-root user

Actual Results:  after a second, the application exits

Expected Results:  Firefox should start

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike Mangino 2005-01-09 12:50:59 EST
Created attachment 109533 [details]
shell script output from adding -x to firefox and run_mozilla.sh
Comment 2 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-01-09 16:37:48 EST
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...
Comment 3 Mike Mangino 2005-01-09 19:14:56 EST
Wow, I feel like an idiot. This was a new install, but removing the .mozilla
directory did it. Thanks.

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