From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020510 BuildID: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020510 I found that in order for a "su"ed root to launch mozilla as root I must first close all other user instances of mozilla currently running. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Launch mozilla as a regular user 2.from an xterm, su your way to root, then "# mozilla&" 3.the root-launched mozilla will be a mozilla with user permissions, settings. 4. Close all instances of mozilla running on your system, then try the same command "# mozilla&" -- launches as root, with all the permissions, settings, etc. Actual Results: Same as the first time. Expected Results: Launch a root-priveleged mozilla from a "su"ed root while other user-priv'ed mozillas run on same system.
A dup, but i can't find it.. If you were running on same X-display, this is by design. CC Blizzard for comment
What is LOGNAME set to after you su to root?
WFM Linux 2002-08-30-05 Use "su -" to switch to root, not "su". Please reopen if you've used "su -".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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