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Old 11-27-2008, 05:35 AM   #1
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Cant install Firefox


Hi,

I am a Linux noob, I have been using Kubuntu for a few hours now and I am just kinda finding my feet.

I would like to use Firefox as my web browser but when i click to download it, a program called Arc opens it but then I dont know how to install it.

Any advice would be really appreciated.

Thanks,

eQuinas
 
Old 11-27-2008, 05:44 AM   #2
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Doesn't it already come preinstalled?

However, I think what you're doing there is the wrong approach. You have to unlearn Windows-thinking. In Windows you go to a website and download the software you want to install. In Kubuntu, what you have to do is use your package manager which pulls the software you want to install from its repository. You should have a menu entry 'Add / Remove' in your start menu. Use this, then enter 'firefox' as a search term there. Use its install function, don't follow links to websites mentioned in the description. I've seen people do that and still download the program from external sites. No need to do that.

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:24 AM   #3
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Open Synaptic or apt-get install packagename

HowTo Install the Latest Firefox in Ubuntu (Ultimate HowTo) - Ubuntu Forums
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=330386
 
Old 11-27-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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Well for starters, like the above poster said. You install packages a little different on linux. On ubuntu open a terminal up. then type in the following.
Code:
sudo apt-get install <package name>
so in your case you would type in the following.
Code:
sudo apt-get install firefox
can't remember if it is firefox or mozilla. You can also open a package called synaptic which is a gui installer and will list all the available packages for you to install.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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The very first thing to install firefox is to be root

Code:
sudo apt-get install firefox
OR

Code:
sudo aptitude install firefox

This is what you'll have to type.. Forget windows!!!! Almost everything is present in repositories maintained by your Linux distribution...


Cheers!!!
 
Old 11-27-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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Sorry for the very first line saying "to be root":-)
 
Old 11-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #7
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Sorry for the very first line saying "to be root":-)
Ubuntu uses sudo instead of root. However you can still gain root privileges by using sudo passwd root and assign root a password but you will break your sudo if you do. Also this is about the third or fourth time you have followed up on a post with excactly the same information that someone else has posted. It is getting a little annoying.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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Kubuntu doesn't come with Firefox pre-installed. A somewhat dubious decision but the idea is that it's a KDE based distro and KDE has a web browser included called Konqueror. It's a perfectly good web browser but installing Firefox by default wouldn't be a bad idea. Anyway...

Look in the Kick Off menu for the Adept package manager. It's easy to find because there's a search field in the menu you can type 'adept' in to. Run the Adept package manager, enter your password when asked, search for Firefox, mark it for installation, click the apply button. Repeat for any other packages you want.
 
  


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