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    Firefox issues slack 9.1

    I've just installed Slack 9.1, and none of the installed browsers are working properly. Mozilla wont load, Galeon refuses to open any pages, epiphany has no scroll bars. So I decided to download and install FireFox.
    Install went well, yet when I try to run it I get the following error.
    firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied
    I've checked the libraries, and they have got read permission for all users, and also have made sure that ld.so.conf has the correct directory in it. Run ldconfig, and still no luck.
    Any ideas?
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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    Do you get the same result when you run `firefox` as root?

    If so, then as you said, there are permissions problems. However, if it doesn't work for root:

    This is not for slackware but this might help

    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=203100

    The bug is that mozilla-browser will crash systematically at startup

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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    It works fine as root. So I tried changing the permissions on the library to read and execute, I still get the same error when trying to run firefox-bin, but if I just run firefox, which is a bash script, I get the following error.
    (QFA)Talkback error: Can't initialize.
    I just uninstalled and reinstalled in the home directory and that seems to have fixed it. It doesn't like being installed by root.
    CP

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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    [quote author=CP link=board=2;threadid=9346;start=0#msg84660 date=1087356582]
    It works fine as root. So I tried changing the permissions on the library to read and execute, I still get the same error when trying to run firefox-bin, but if I just run firefox, which is a bash script, I get the following error.
    (QFA)Talkback error: Can't initialize.
    I just uninstalled and reinstalled in the home directory and that seems to have fixed it. It doesn't like being installed by root.
    CP
    [/quote]

    I just installed .9 from source and had to run it first as root, then it worked fine as gorn. But the initial run had to be root or it wouldn't work.

    Who knows?

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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    humsss. - have you tried running ldconfig as root?

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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    Yup, ldconfig was one of the first things I did. I even added the firefox lib dir to /etc/ld.so.conf

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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    i always run Firefox from my home directory or copy the install folder to /usr/bin, is it more efficient to run firefox-bin???

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    Re:Firefox issues slack 9.1

    doh - i should read the whole post, what are the permisions on the directory?

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