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every other browser installed is working fine..! except this Firefox. what are the things that I need to check, to make firefox work on my computer. I am a newbie for ubuntu. I tried googling not got enough and clear information. Please help me. Thanks in advance..!

This is the error that I am getting just before launching of the application..!

Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features.

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what happens if you do sudo firefox in a terminal? –  MDeSchaepmeester Dec 15 '12 at 11:24
    
It got installed successfully, but when I try to launch the application showing the above error –  Chella Dec 15 '12 at 11:25

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  1. Reset your firefox The reset feature works by creating a new profile folder for you while saving your:Bookmarks,Browsing history,Passwords,Cookies,Web form auto-fill information.Your original will be lost.
  2. Troubleshooting by yourself for a long time

EDIT Use safemode,choose reset button

firefox -safe-mode

or Use profile manager,type in terminal:

firefox -p
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He can't start Firefox, so he'll never be able to reset it by the way showed on your link. –  Farid Dec 15 '12 at 11:47
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@Farid What about firefox -safe-mode? –  yuan Dec 15 '12 at 12:02
    
Hey Thanks Zhang Yuan..! It is not solved my problem..drived me towards solving the problem..! Thank you..Now I resolved the issue..!I would have vote up but I don have enough reputation –  Chella Dec 15 '12 at 12:22
    
@Chella,I'm willing to hear that you solve your problem.We are appreciate that if you can post your approaches. –  yuan Dec 15 '12 at 12:29
    
1.I tried your advice "firefox -safe-mode" first(problem not solved) 2. then I typed firefox alone..! It asked me to reset the firefox completely, I chosen reset, restarted Firefox-> problem solved..! earlier I restarted firefox but not reset'ed –  Chella Dec 15 '12 at 12:34

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