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Old 10-08-2001, 04:51 AM   #1
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Question how to replace default netscape with 6.1 version


Hi,

I downloaded netvigator6.1.

I saved the installer file to /usr/local/src and run the installation process. I installed it in the /usr/share/ directory as I cannot find out where is the current netvigator4.75 located. What a pity, I need to go to /usr/share/netscape/ directory and ./netscape to initialize it everytime. And the terminal has to be opened.

How can I replace the old version with the 6.1 and put the icon to the buttom panel?

Do I need to re-install it to the existing netvigator directory? but where is it?

Thanks for any help.

gogo
 
Old 10-08-2001, 06:50 AM   #2
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just leave the old one there, create new launcher in panel, command is /usr/local/netscape/netscape

browse for icon to usr/local/netscape
 
Old 10-08-2001, 11:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the shortcut.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:29 PM   #4
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I followed your instructions on my RH 7 box. My new Netscape launched but did not create an icon on my desk top or a launcher in a panel. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:00 AM   #5
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I was able to create a launcher
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:13 AM   #6
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netcape works well with linux but does anyone know how to get aol to work with linux or do i have to tickl with windows
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:13 AM   #7
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sorry i mean stick with windows

bad spelling
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:15 AM   #8
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Why are you using AOL?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:16 AM   #9
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well i did have freesearve, then bt openworld than aol and have suck with them, dont know why but i herd that theres some coding in aol that makes it compatable with windows only.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 06:09 AM   #10
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Why use Netscape 6.1? There are newer, cooler web browsers available, such as Mozilla 1.5 or Firebird (Mmmmm, popup blocking.) They should be available in RPM form somewhere on the net, and you should be able to find them by running searches at rpmfind.net.

Use the packaging tools that come with Red Hat - they automate things and make life so much easier.

And yes, AOL is pretty much Windows-only. As far as ISPs go, I personally use a local ISP (Front Range Internet Inc. or FRII, based in Northern Colorado) rather than the big conglomerates like AOL or MSN. FRII provides far better service than AOL or MSN, and I know a lot of the people who work there.

Good luck.
 
  


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