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I have found some nice firefox icons and I'd like to change my old icon for one new one.

I have logged in as a root and went to usr/lib/firefox/icons and pasted the new icon in, but after restart it doesnt appear. It just shows a red circle instead of the icon. How could I make firefox accept the new icon?

NOTE: I have just switched back to the root account and it works perfectly there, but when I wanna use it on my normal account it wont work. I have tried to copy the icon in the same way I copied it with the root account, but it wont let me do it. Is there a way to get root access on my normal account and copy the icon?

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What icon are you talking about? A desktop icon? – LnxSlck Oct 6 '12 at 23:20
@LnxSlck yes, the desktop icon of firefox. – Elysium Oct 6 '12 at 23:21
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In the terminal, I had to use the command line gksu nautilus to be able to get permission for changing files. In this case, I needed the permission so that I could copy the new Firefox icon.

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Firefox may not have permission to access the new icon. Try giving it 777 or something. I don't know for sure though, I'm a noob.

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Make the icons readable by anyone, like this:

sudo chmod a+r /usr/lib/firefox/icons/*
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thanks for the answer, but it doesnt work. I type the command in the terminal and hit enter and nothing happens. – Elysium Oct 6 '12 at 23:42
Nothing is suppose to happen, except the icon now appears on your user desktop – LnxSlck Oct 6 '12 at 23:49
@LnxSlck This was my problem: gksu nautilus I had permission issues and this command sorted it out. – Elysium Oct 7 '12 at 0:01

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