From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3 i686; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010326 BuildID: 20010411 Running "mozilla" from the command line will not start the application. The shell script produces output, sets environmental variables, etc., but it drops back to the shell prompt before even opening a window. There are no error messages, not even a segfault. This started showing up in nightly builds about a week ago. (4/4/2001) The same behavior occurs when starting the binary executables directly, as well. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Get linux, download mozilla, unpack 2. type "./mozilla" 3. bingo. nothing happens Actual Results: After typing "mozilla," some text is output, but the program stops and returns to prompt. Expected Results: expected application to start, browser window to open. Running kernel 2.4.3, X 4.0.3, KDE 2.1.1 if that matters. Mozilla worked fine up until about a week ago.
can you try ./mozilla -profilemanager and see if it lets you create a new profile and use that?
No. ./mozilla -profilemanager produces the same behavior; the app won't start at all.
can you try deleting your .mozilla directory (this will destry any existing profiles) or moving it and try starting mozilla again. Thnks
Removing ~/.mozilla has no effect, whether starting mozilla normally or with the "-profilemanager" option. A new .mozilla directory is created, containing only the file "appreg," but nothing else happens.
Reporter check the premissions on your .mozilla directory..make sure there set to the user your trying to run Mozilla as. See if that fixes it.
The permissions on .mozilla are fine (0644). The problem still occurs with the april 11th builds. However, I downloaded the latest one (2001041714) and it starts up fine. Wicked strange.
Check that, the permissions on the directory were 755. "read, write and change into" for the user running mozilla.
reporter: who owns mozilla-bin ?
mozilla-bin is owned by the same user who is attempting to run it.
Marking WORKSFORME as per reporters comments. Reopen when/if it reoccurs.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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