View Full Version : Mozilla help

February 29th, 2004, 01:10 AM
Hey,To all

Could someone please tell me how do you
run Mozilla from root i am trying to download
& install something but it is saying that i
need to be running as i said root

Thank you :D

February 29th, 2004, 01:27 AM
Exactly what are your trying to download and install?

February 29th, 2004, 01:45 AM

Thanks for the reply & help well here is what
i am trying to do is download a i think it's called
a plug-in to use gpg with Mozilla but like i said

they say i need to be running Mozilla as root
not sure if i can do this or if i should

Thank you :D

February 29th, 2004, 03:36 AM
Login as root instead of your usual user. When u setup your operating system you would have given a password for root.

February 29th, 2004, 03:48 AM

Yes but how do you do this please i don't login
as root or user or is this a bad idea & if there is
an option to login as root or user could you tell

me how do i set this up if you please i'm new
to linux so i had no idea you could have someone
login like you do with Windows

Thank you :D

February 29th, 2004, 04:29 AM
If you know how to get a terminal window open, type the following:

su -

*then it asks for the root password*

once it accepts the root password type...


*that is what you need to be running mozilla as root while 'logged in' as your typical user account

February 29th, 2004, 07:30 AM

Thanks but can you tell me how do you remove something
like enigmail here is what happen i was trying to install it
but when i got to the site it said you have Mozilla Ver 1.6 on Linux i686

& you see Express Install click the install button below
so i did but it looks nothing like what you see when you
click on the link Configuring so i like a dumb you know what

went back & tried to reinstall again but i stell see what
i downloaded the first time so is there a way to delete
the 2 i installed if so can someone please help me

Well if some one could take a look at this link & tell
this dumb A_ _ which one i should install please


Thank you

February 29th, 2004, 10:23 AM

Could one of you just please kill me i don't get what
i do wrong here is what i did as root i went to that
link i posted & used the Express Install as was said
it installed i logged out of root then close all windows

i then run Mozilla as a user & no go there was no
enigmail so after kicking the cat had a beer went
back to the puter so i said to my self hmmm let's
see i goto home dir & i see a folder with the name

mail so i open the folder then opened a terminal
i type Mozilla & for the love of god mozilla was up
& running & i have enigmail so what did i do wrong
other then thinking i could run linux which i like &
would like to keep any help at all

Thank you :confused:

February 29th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Hey,To all

Well not sure if this may help someone with the same problem
but i will add how i fixed it there was an icon of Mozilla on my
desktop from before i installed gpg & installed from that site

so after that i was having a problem when trying to run mozilla
it would not find enigmail so what i did was delete that icon from
the desktop then make a new icon & now i have enigmail so as
far as i can see deleting that icon did the job well you all have

a great day :D

Thank you