Question for the Linux/Java people: I installed Java(TM) Plug-in Blackdown-1.4.2-rc1 (plugin file name: libjavaplugin_oji.so) in both Mozilla (1.7) and Firefox (0.8). Plugin is symbolically linked, not copied, as instructed. Permissions on all files seem okay. Yet, when I run it as root, it works very nicely, when I run it as a regular user, the applet appears to load, but does not work. It first displays a message at the bottom: "Applet xxxx notinited", then "Loading Java Applet xxxx failed". For testing purposes, I also ran it as root with regular user's environment (I made sure that the whole environment was identical). The result was still the same. "aboutlugins" shows java up and running for both root and ruser. Java console is equally happy in Mozilla. I went through the files with a fine-tooth comb, I don't see anything obvious. lsof shows exactly the same files open for both users when running browsers. I even diffed 40 or so strace files (parent and children) for both users running browsers, still no obvious clues (unless something small escaped me, which is possible even with all due diligence). Finally, I googled, still couldn't find a clear hit. Is there something I am forgetting to check? BTW, I run RH 9.0. Oh, and yes, I did test it on various applets to eliminate that variable. Always the same behavior. Thanks.