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Old 08-04-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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Replacing Mozilla


Hi all,

I have replaced the mozilla that came with FC1 with the new Firefox browser (still mozilla..thanks GOD....damned be IE)

but I have this little annoyance.....

when I click a http link in evolution it still starts the old mozilla......for now I am hesitant to just remove the old mozilla as I don't want to kill the functionality of using http links in evolution.

does anyone know how I can remove this default launch and replace it with a launch of the updated browser (firefox) ?

i have done it to this point by replacing the mozilla-bin with a symbolic link to the firefox-bin, but surely there is a more elegant solution .....right?

Thanks

DH

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Old 08-04-2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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ha ha ha .....srry all....forget it.....stupid question.....I figured it out....



but if anyone knows how to get 3D accel working in FC2 for a Radeon 9500 pro....


definitely let me know...


Thanks and CHeers


DH
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:54 AM   #3
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http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-6106.html

You want the IA32, unless you have a 64 bit CPU. There is a readme in there. There are also a few on here.

Hope that helps.

 
Old 08-04-2004, 04:55 AM   #4
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Well... you might as well get an Nvidia card since they are compatible with xwindows.... I guess that's what dalek means.

I've found that some ATI cards' 3d accel will work to an extent in FC2. My ATI Radeon 9200se didn't have any 3d accel in FC1, but when I went to FC2, glxgears showed me at ~200 fps, which was enought to run tux racer and bzflag pretty well. Same case for my ATI Rage 128, but I never tried it in FC2.

Now I have a Nvidia FX 5200, which smokes the other two. :P
 
Old 08-04-2004, 05:35 AM   #5
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Sorry, I read that as 5900 instead of 9500. I thought it was a Nvidia card. Sorry. You are in for a ride from what I have read. Those ATI drivers are not as easy as Nvidia.

If you can, I would get a Nvidia card, if you can.

There are plenty of threads about that ATI card and drivrs though. You may want to read through those and get off to a good start.

Later

 
Old 08-04-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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for the record I have my 9500 pro working with harware accel in FC1 and it was exceptionally easy. But because of the switch from Xfree to Xorg in FC2, this is no longer easy. (and no I wouldn't buy a NVIDIA card, i had bought a 5600 ultra and it was far far worse performance than the 9500 pro in any benchmark). It is Xorg that is the main problem as there are no drivers from Nvidia or from Ati for this that I know of. And with Xfree I had the difficulty of having an Nforce2 chipset and the ATI card. It is just that I wouldn't mind setting up a box with FC2 but most definitely not without being able to have hardware 3D accel.

but thanks for the look see though


Cheers,

DH
 
Old 08-07-2004, 01:09 AM   #7
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Quote:
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ha ha ha .....srry all....forget it.....stupid question.....I figured it out....
DH
Hum, I'm searching for this option too... Could you tell how did you succesfully replaced Mozilla by Firefox ?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 01:28 AM   #8
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Depending on what version of KDE you use, it is under KDE components, then file associations. All this is under KDE control center, on mine at least. Yes, windoze has the same thing to tell it what to do with files that end in xxx.

You may have to dig a bit because it sort of seems to move around and varies from one distro to another.

Hope that helps a bit.

 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:41 AM   #9
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under GNOME

look in PREFERENCES then go to PREFERRED APPLICATIONS


I just set it as the custom browser.....go figure....thought it would be more complicated......

now if you know how to iron out bugs with a dual monitor setup check my other post........


Cheers,

DH
 
Old 08-07-2004, 09:15 PM   #10
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I belive its fairly simple to install the drivers for xorg. I have a slackware system based on 10 and all i did was rename the file from xfree86 to xorg and it worked. If that doesnt work i know there is a guide for fedora that tells you how to install it but its more compicated than is needed. Since you installed them and had them working for fedora one i assume you know how to setup up everything. But all you do is type fglrxconfig and at the end it will ask to write to xfree86config-4 say no and it should ask you to give a file name to write to, give it "xorg".
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:30 AM   #11
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look in PREFERENCES then go to PREFERRED APPLICATIONS


I just set it as the custom browser.....go figure....thought it would be more complicated......
Thanks a lot
 
Old 08-11-2004, 05:39 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by d4harvey
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look in PREFERENCES then go to PREFERRED APPLICATIONS


I just set it as the custom browser.....go figure....thought it would be more complicated......

now if you know how to iron out bugs with a dual monitor setup check my other post........


Cheers,

DH
From a command line -
Code:
# gnome-default-applications-properties
 
  


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