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Old 08-03-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question Problems with firefox on x86_64


Hello, I am currently using Fedora 7 and I am baffled by this issue, on previous versions of Fedora I could easily install the 32 bit version of firefox, however with this version even if I install the 32 bit it is forcing me to use 64, even after removing the 64 bit version! I guess my main question is is there a way to remove all traces of the 64bit version as it appears to not be uninstalling ? Or should I just install my own copy outisde of the distro installation? If you guys have any tips I would be greatful. Thanks!
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
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There is a package you can install that runs firefox.x86_64 as 32-bit, eliminating the need to install 32-bit firefox to use the i386 plugins. It works great.

Code:
# yum install firefox-32
After installation, you will find a firefox-32 icon in the internet menu.

Be sure to close all instances of firefox-64 before running firefox-32.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Weirdly enough, it is trying to force me to install two different versions:
Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
firefox-32 x86_64 0.0.1-5.fc7 fedora 4.3 k
Installing for dependencies:
firefox x86_64 2.0.0.5-1.fc7 updates 20 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install 2 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 20 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

I am thinking that the firefox-32 should match, but even if I use a package manager it is forcing me to load these two, instead of the ones that match. Is there a good way to exclude the un needed from the repos?
 
Old 08-03-2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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Install both. Firefox-32 is not firefox.

Firefox-32 is basically a script that runs firefox.x86_64 in 32-bit mode.

Without firefox.x86_64 installed, there is nothing for the script to run.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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I did go ahead and let it install, Thank you for the help btw, but it runs and does nothing upon executing the 32 bit script, I am wondering if this is a version conflict due to my tie in with both livna and fedora repos. I have never had this issue before, from what I understand simply installing 32 bit solves the entire problem, but even after removing all firefox rpms and installing the 32 bit it seems it is still pulling 64 bit. I am using konquerer right now so at least I can browse well hehe. Sorry for not having more information, I am new to linux desktoping.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #6
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It’s probably not related to Livna.

Maybe something’s missing. Try groupinstalling the graphical internet group.

Also, recent jre updates require compat-libstdc++-33, which is not installed on some systems.

Code:
# yum groupinstall “Graphical Internet”

# yum install compat-libstdc++-33
 
Old 08-04-2007, 06:19 AM   #7
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Awesome, once I installed the group and the dependency , I installed firefox-32 and it worked perfectly! I really appreciate your help and thank you for your time!
 
Old 08-04-2007, 09:48 AM   #8
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You're welcomed. It's good to hear that everything worked out.
 
Old 08-04-2007, 10:17 PM   #9
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Another solution is nspluginwrapper which lets you use 32-bit plugins with 64-bit firefox.
http://remi.collet.free.fr/index.php...x-20-en-x86_64
 
Old 08-19-2007, 12:50 PM   #10
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Talking Thank you!

I was having a similar problem, FC 7 and Firefox on an AMD x2. Thanks for the help!
 
  


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