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Old 01-29-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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FireFox


Hello,
Where is the best place to download firefox browser. I'm running Red Hat 9. I have the Mozilla that came with it and would like to upgrade.
Thanks,
Dmac,
 
Old 01-29-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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You can get it from:
http://www.mozilla.org
 
Old 01-29-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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Thanks,
I'll give it a try. Thanks for the fast response.
Dmac,
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:58 PM   #4
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Hello,
I've searched this site and really haven't found anything that will help me with Installing FireFox.
I extracted it to a new folder that I created.
When I click on the firefox installer executable I get a dialogue box that says this.
"firefox - installer is an executable text file. Do you want to run it or display it's contents.

When I click run nothing really happens but a screen flash real quick.
When I click Run in Terminal, a terminal box flashes up really quick and goes away.
Whats the trick to getting this installed or that matter anything that is downloaded? I downloaded it from the above mentioned link. mozilla.org.
Dmac
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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Open a terminal window. Change to the directory and type
Code:
sh firefox-installer
this should bring up the install program.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:33 PM   #6
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proxyghost,
When I open a terminal window and I enter this( /home/darren/Extracted FireFox) for the directory that I extracted to and hit enter I get a message that says no such file or directory. I don't think I'm doing this correctly.
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #7
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use the command
cd /home/skip/firefox-installer
This should let you change to the directory.
(be sure to change the directory names to fit what you used.)

Last edited by proxyghost; 01-29-2005 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:45 PM   #8
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I get no such file or directory with that command also.
Dmac,
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:56 PM   #9
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What directory did you extract to?
if you extracted it to a folder with spaces in the name you would need to type it lik e so
Code:
cd '/home/darren/extracted firefox'
oh and remember that everything is case sensitive in the terminal

Last edited by proxyghost; 01-29-2005 at 07:58 PM.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 08:55 PM   #10
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proxyghost,
I now get a little further. I enter cd '/home/darren/extracted firefox' and hit enter I get > and then I enter sh firefox-installer and hit enter I get another >
Whats next?
Dmac,
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help,
I'm really getting frustrated with linux. It really shouldn't be this difficult to just install a program. Why not click on the .exe and have the program install. Sounds kinda like windows.
Anyways thanks for the help on this one.
Dmac,
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:56 PM   #12
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It's not that difficult... it's just different. It's like learning a different language. You'll learn the basics gradually, but if you get frustrated easily then Linux might drive you nuts.

Go to the directory with the firefox-installer and type (without the quotes) "./firefox-installer".
 
Old 01-29-2005, 10:08 PM   #13
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Linux does take a good bit of time to learn and can be frustrating at times. I hope I was able to give atleast some help in any case and that you were able to get firefox up and running.

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