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Palemoon refuses to start[RESOLVED] - delete cache directory

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Palemoon refuses to start[RESOLVED] - delete cache directory

#1 Post by penguin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:44 am

Hmmm... Any one has problem to run Palemoon in MX 17 32 bit ?
Palemoon refuses to load/start.I get follow message
Your Palemoon Profile can not be loaded. It may be missing or inaccesible.

Palemoon starts only with command
sudo Palemoon %u
I changen ownership of folder
/home/penguin/.moonchild productions/
but this did not resolved problem.Something that I missed?

Strange. I tested in my Sparky Linux 32 bit. Palemoon works perfectly. I migrated the *.ini files under directory
/home/penguin/.moonchild productions/
from Sparky, but the problem persists.
Last edited by penguin on Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Palemoon refuses to start

#2 Post by Kruppt » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:51 pm

Copy command below and paste into a USER terminal, and hit enter.
Post output to forum.

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id;ls -an ~/".moonchild productions";ls -al ~/".moonchild productions"
Compare the user ID and group ID and user and group in the output of above commands they should all match.
The directories should have read,write,execute permissions for owner.
Example output below:

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kruppt@aptosid-an52:~$ id;ls -an ~/".moonchild productions";ls -al ~/".moonchild productions"
uid=1000(kruppt) gid=1000(kruppt) groups=1000(kruppt),4(adm),6(disk),20(dialout),22(voice),24(cdrom),25(floppy),26(tape),27(sudo),29(audio),30(dip),40(src),44(video),46(plugdev),100(users),102(fuse),104(scanner),105(mlocate),109(netdev),121(debian-tor),149(lightdm)
total 28
drwx------   3 1000 1000  4096 Apr 19  2015 .
drwx------ 336 1000 1000 20480 Dec 25 20:04 ..
drwx------   2 1000 1000  4096 Nov 19 14:52 pale moon
total 28
drwx------   3 kruppt kruppt  4096 Apr 19  2015 .
drwx------ 336 kruppt kruppt 20480 Dec 25 20:04 ..
drwx------   2 kruppt kruppt  4096 Nov 19 14:52 pale moon

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Re: Palemoon refuses to start

#3 Post by Paul.. » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 am

Did you install Palemoon from the MX-17 repo? Or from the MX Package Installer?

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Re: Palemoon refuses to start

#4 Post by penguin » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:31 am

Kruppt wrote:Copy command below and paste into a USER terminal, and hit enter.
Post output to forum.

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id;ls -an ~/".moonchild productions";ls -al ~/".moonchild productions"
Compare the user ID and group ID and user and group in the output of above commands they should all match.
The directories should have read,write,execute permissions for owner.
Example output below:

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kruppt@aptosid-an52:~$ id;ls -an ~/".moonchild productions";ls -al ~/".moonchild productions"
uid=1000(kruppt) gid=1000(kruppt) groups=1000(kruppt),4(adm),6(disk),20(dialout),22(voice),24(cdrom),25(floppy),26(tape),27(sudo),29(audio),30(dip),40(src),44(video),46(plugdev),100(users),102(fuse),104(scanner),105(mlocate),109(netdev),121(debian-tor),149(lightdm)
total 28
drwx------   3 1000 1000  4096 Apr 19  2015 .
drwx------ 336 1000 1000 20480 Dec 25 20:04 ..
drwx------   2 1000 1000  4096 Nov 19 14:52 pale moon
total 28
drwx------   3 kruppt kruppt  4096 Apr 19  2015 .
drwx------ 336 kruppt kruppt 20480 Dec 25 20:04 ..
drwx------   2 kruppt kruppt  4096 Nov 19 14:52 pale moon

my terminal output
id;ls -an ~/".moonchild productions";ls -al ~/".moonchild productions"
uid=1000(penguin) gid=1000(penguin) groups=1000(penguin),7(lp),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),27(sudo),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),100(users),108(netdev),114(vboxsf),116(lpadmin),119(scanner)
total 12
drwx------ 3 1000 1000 4096 Dec 25 13:19 .
drwxr-xr-x 49 1000 100 4096 Dec 26 15:07 ..
drwx------ 3 1000 1000 4096 Dec 25 13:21 pale moon
total 12
drwx------ 3 penguin penguin 4096 Dec 25 13:19 .
drwxr-xr-x 49 penguin users 4096 Dec 26 15:07 ..
drwx------ 3 penguin penguin 4096 Dec 25 13:21 pale moon
1- my penguin user is part of 12 groups.
2- The second difference is drwxr-xr-x 49 1000 100 4096 Dec 26 15:07

Any idea? As I said. I copied functional user ini directory from Sparky Linux but this did not resolved my problem.
1- I installed Palemoon from MX -Linux MX Installer. Removed/Purged
2- Installed Palemoon as descibred here

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https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:stevenpusser&package=palemoon
.Removed/Purged
3-Installed Palemmon package borrow by Sparky Linux

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https://sparkylinux.org/repo/pool/main/p/palemoon/
The same problem. Palemoon refuses to start with described Error Dialog.

Any Idea?

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Re: Palemoon refuses to start[RESOLVED]

#5 Post by penguin » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:08 pm

Resolved... !!!

I searched a lot on the INTERNET but I did not found answer. I am not very sure whats happens and why .moonchild productions get wrong permissions. But I found solution.
IF your/home/user/.moonchild productions/ exists
THAN have a look at your cache directory .
DELETE /homeuser/.moonchild productions/ directotry
AND restart Palemoon.
Done!

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Re: Palemoon refuses to start

#6 Post by Kruppt » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:27 pm

The different Group ID should not have caused problems, but...
Run below command in USER term to make sure all directories, sub-directories, and files along
profile path recursively have proper user, group .

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sudo chown -vR penguin:penguin ~/".moonchild productions"
Need to know the actual full path to your profile folder, so please run in term
below command and post the output to forum.

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ls -al ~/".moonchild productions/pale moon"
Also post contents of your profile.ini file along path:
/home/penguin/.moonchild productions/pale moon/profiles.ini
to forum,. run below command in user term, then copy output from term and paste into post.

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cat "/home/penguin/.moonchild productions/pale moon/profiles.ini"

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