installing gestures as root left menus unavailable



17 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: jim, Assigned: dveditz)



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(Whiteboard: [mozdev:mozgest])


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17 years ago
I don't have a menubar (though there is a small square with a down-arrow in it
(sorry, don't know what that control is called) where the menubar would normally
be, which functions just like the controls on the other two bars). I don't even
get a window when I right-click. ^T/^N doesn't work either

I'm guessing this is a config issue because everything works fine if I run
mozilla as root. This happened right after I tried to install Mouse Gesture
Support which failed when trying to install as my normal user (couldn't install
Can you attach a screenshot ?

Possible it works again if you remove/rename the file "localstore.rdf" in your

Comment 2

17 years ago
reporter- Did you install gestures as root?  make sure you have permissions set
correctly on the files it installed.  I saw similar symptoms with googlebar a
few times.  I don't know if that would be a mozilla bug or a gestures bug.

Comment 3

17 years ago
Created attachment 89692 [details]

I tried rm -rf'ing /root/.mozilla and moving /usr/X11R6/.../localstore.rdf and
US/localstore.rdf, still no luck.

I did install gestures as root, and sure enough that's what broke things. I now
have my menus back.

Is this a bug with gestures or a bug with the installer? Overall, the install
process is rather cumbersom for mozilla not being run as root; it's nice to be
able to install only for my user, but I'd also like an easy way to install for
everyone using root privledges (prefferably via something like sudo).

Comment 4

16 years ago
Assignee: Matti → dveditz
Component: Browser-General → Installer: XPInstall Engine
QA Contact: imajes-qa → jimmylee
Summary: Menus no longer available → installing gestures as root left menus unavailable
Whiteboard: [mozdev:mozgest]
Yes, rights problem. 
Files of mozgest are -r-------- root root 
# cd /opt/mozilla/mozilla/chrome 
# chmod -R go+r mozgest 
(change /opt/mozilla with you mozilla installation directory) 
Hem. Sorry, read "/opt/mozilla/chrome" and not "/opt/mozilla/mozilla/chrome". 
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