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    Question Firefox in startup not working for user

    Hi

    I have specified firefox should startup using the following procedure:

    System > Preferences > Startup Applications > Add

    And used the following details:

    Name=firefox
    Command=/usr/lib/firefox-3.6.11/firefox-bin

    But it doesn't start up. I tried also adding a shortcut to the following location:

    /home/USER/.config/autostart/SHORTCUT-TO-FIREFOX

    The account I'm trying to get it working on is unprivileged. I'm sure it was working yesterday but can't swear if I had added extra permissions at that stage.

    Does this sound like a common problem?

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    Re: Firefox in startup not working for user

    Try using /usr/bin/firefox as the Command.

    If you want to try the shortcut method, link to /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

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    Re: Firefox in startup not working for user

    Quote Originally Posted by gmargo View Post
    Try using /usr/bin/firefox as the Command.

    If you want to try the shortcut method, link to /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
    Thanks - that first line worked. Out of interest would it just be a permissions thing?

    Thanks

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    Re: Firefox in startup not working for user

    Quote Originally Posted by cormack12 View Post
    Out of interest would it just be a permissions thing?
    Most likely it's because /usr/bin/firefox is a link to a shell script that runs a shell script that runs a shell script that finally starts the firefox binary. You were skipping ahead.

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