Thanks, everyone, for all the helpful replys. I've been with Linux a few years now,...but I'm FAR from an expert! I'll try a re-install on this computer very shortly,...and look into the "write permissions" and:
home folder and /tmp is a good place to look specially ~/.mozilla
...but I am also thinking that my copy of the Vector 6 CD may be defective. I am on dialup,..so I got the CD from an online store. The CD is giving me problems on about 3 computers I've tried it on so far. I've been using it for several months,...and I still
can't download Firefox addons from the Mozilla site,....or search the Ebay site (after logging into my account). Soooooo I'm thinking maybe I better try getting a good Vector CD from the Vector Store,...(if the "write permission" stuff etc. etc. doesn't work). I mean,...I've installed this CD on several computers,....tried to download Firefox addons,..and search the Ebay site right away, without any luck (with no "tampering" with the root logon stuff). So I'll just try an "official" Vector CD, and see what happens. Thanks everyone.....