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Old 08-16-2004, 12:22 AM   #16
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can i log in as root to the kde desktop? if so, why not just install from there?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 01:24 AM   #17
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its a bad idea to log in as root ... just use the command line to install the program!

and yes, you have to be root... unlike in windows that will grant anyone full system access by default, in linux only root (the god user, unless restricted by special programs .. but rarly done) only root can write to certain key directory's (this is if a distro is properly setup, and the system is secured),,, one like / and /etc /lib /bin /usr/bin etc etc etc

now then .. you said you could use it but when you close a window it closes .. what window did you close? was it the window that firefox was in?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:53 AM   #18
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i downloaded the program to the desktop. when i click on it a list of programs and such come up. i click on the install and another window pops up and a whole bunch of icons go wizzing by. after that is done i can click on the firefox icon and surf the net. if i close firefox and the one that has all the icons in it, everything vanishes and i can't find a mozilla or firefox folder anywhere.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 08:14 AM   #19
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Hey, post here the link through which you downloaded firefox, so we can try to figure this.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #20
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Hi,

I've got a questions about your system. You said you tried things and than kept to Mandrake. Can we presume you've install Mandrake with some cd's on your hard-disk? Than if you've stil got these cd's you can use urpmi (even on graphics) to install all programs written on the cd's. But firefox is not on theses cd's, is that right?

Than as said here over, click a console. On prompt ($ type su. Than your root password if you've choosen one at install (if not i don't know).
When accepted prompt will change to #: and you can type installation procÚdure for Mandrake (wich i've totally forgoten) similar to this link http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/arc...p/t-19907.html ) saying:
to install firefox open the terminal and type: su and root pass (already done)

then type: tar xzvf irefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz (this package is the one i donwloaded so make sure you have the same package and if not just change the version numbers)

and to run it by going to the terminal and type: cd firefox then type: ./firefox

or you can create a link

1. right click on your desktop and click on Create Laucher
2. search for the firefox folder that was created after unpackaging the tar (if you may be in
your home directory)
3. under name type firefox
4. under command browse to the firefox folder again and you will see an icon the say firefox and next to it it has sh use the one to start you firefox browser
5. do the same step as above for your icon which it will be in the icon folder

You may find and install procedure on terminal specialy for Mandrake searching google.

Have a good day, Marc A
 
Old 08-16-2004, 08:39 AM   #21
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will do when i get home.
i think i just need to install it as root. i just don't know the command or how to do it. i am use the the windows click and install.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:22 PM   #22
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strange. .. i it ran once then it has to be on the system

try

ls -R / |grep mozilla-launcher
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:51 PM   #23
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how to launch script

[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# dir
config.ini firefox-installer firefox-installer-bin header.xpm installer.ini license.txt watermark.xpm xpi
[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]#

i think i am close.
how do I launch the installer from the command line? what command should i type.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:01 PM   #24
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It should be firefox-installer or firefox-installer-bin.
Issue
firefox-installer
at the command line. If it doesn't, try the firefox-installer-bin, by doing
firefox-installer-bin
at the command line.

Also, you can do ls -l and check their permissions. Maybe you need to attribute +x to the file, for it to run.

Last edited by bruno buys; 08-16-2004 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:05 PM   #25
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[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# dir
config.ini firefox-installer firefox-installer-bin header.xpm installer.ini license.txt watermark.xpm xpi
[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# firefox-installer
bash: firefox-installer: command not found
[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# firefox-installer-bin
bash: firefox-installer-bin: command not found
[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]#

is this correct?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:06 PM   #26
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[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# ls -l
total 1396
-rw-rw-rw- 1 2232 2232 45972 Aug 3 17:14 config.ini
-rwxrwxrwx 1 2232 2232 1699 Aug 3 17:14 firefox-installer*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 2232 2232 1192311 Aug 3 17:14 firefox-installer-bin*
-rw-rw-rw- 1 2232 2232 33669 Aug 3 17:14 header.xpm
-rw-rw-rw- 1 2232 2232 3289 Aug 3 17:14 installer.ini
-rw-rw-rw- 1 2232 2232 30869 Aug 3 17:14 license.txt
-rw-rw-rw- 1 2232 2232 93145 Aug 3 17:14 watermark.xpm
drwxrwxr-x 2 2232 2232 4096 Aug 3 17:14 xpi/
[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]#
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:36 PM   #27
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its

./firefox-installer

the "./" means current directory, needed to execute commands that are in the local directory, and not in the $PATH
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:48 PM   #28
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[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# ./firefox-installer
[root@x1-6-00-07-e9-6d-24-c0 firefox-installer]# *** eeeeeeee = [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST) [nsIFile.remove]" nsresult: "0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)" location: "JS frame :: file:///home/kevin/downloads/firefox-installer/components/nsExtensionManager.js :: ensureExtensionsFiles :: line 245" data: no]
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** loading the extensions datasource


seems to work now. should i worry about the errors?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 10:01 PM   #29
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not sure if this will help at all, but i'll post anyway.

it's been awhile since i've used firefox but wasn't the name mozilla-firefox?

i could have sworn i started firefox by typing in # mozilla-firefox
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:34 PM   #30
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yea, on my machine (I'm not sure about all ones besides gentoo) the command "firefox" is a link to mozilla-launcher thats in /usr/libexec i think
 
  


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