[clug] Unable to run some programs

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Tue Jul 26 11:24:55 GMT 2005

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 18:26 pm, Adrian Blake wrote:
> I had installed firefox and thunderbird in /usr/local.  Neither of which
> can be run from the shortcut on the desktop or a Run command.
> If I open a KDE session as root most if not all programs run.
> Any suggestions as to problem or tests I can do to gain more insight.
A problem with the PATH or LD_LIBRARY_PATH might be a possible cause. 

A simple echo $PATH or $LD_LIBRARY_PATH might show what is missing.

Failing that, see if something is missing in /etc/ld.so.conf

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