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Old 12-12-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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firefox not running in debian


Hi,
I have recently installed debian in my system and downloaded firefox in it. however it isn't running. i have downnloaded it from mozilla's official site and extracted it. Next I open a console and try running it but a problem occus evrytime.

Code:
root@Debian:/home/lobkush/Downloads/firefox# ls -la | grep fire
-rwxr-xr-x 1 lobkush lobkush   134288 Dec  6 00:19 firefox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 lobkush lobkush   134292 Dec  6 00:19 firefox-bin
It says the firefox is there.

Code:
root@Debian:/home/lobkush/Downloads/firefox# ./firefox
bash: ./firefox: No such file or directory
So, this is the answer which I get everytime.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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what will say
file firefox
head firefox
in that dir?
 
Old 12-12-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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Hi

its hard to tell, but why are you running a command as root

leaping ahead if you accidently changed ownership of the other files try

Code:
sudo su
chown lobkush:lobkush -R /home/lobkush/Downloads/firefox
chmod 755 -R /home/lobkush/Downloads/firefox
su lobkush
Downloads/firefox/firefox
 
Old 12-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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Hi

its hard to tell, but why are you running a command as root

leaping ahead if you accidently changed ownership of the other files try
Ohhh!!!! that's just like it. I was doing something as root and forgot to exit. But that I hope isn't a very big deal, or is it???
 
Old 12-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #5
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Hello. That should not stop it from working only other repercussions... have you tried clicking on the executable to run? I usually make a link to /firefox/firefox also if running 64-bit try: http://www.firefox64bit.com/ although in my cases got different errors: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175480109/ and
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5042929
Good luck and have fun.

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #6
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what will say
file firefox
head firefox
in that dir?
Here you have the output:
Code:
lobkush@Debian:~/Downloads/firefox$ file firefox
firefox: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.18, BuildID[sha1]=0x6e884103555b3e2bc8ecc62624d2d8123d61980e, stripped


lobkush@Debian:~/Downloads/firefox$ head firefox
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firefox is not a directory.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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Just a guess, but are you running a 64 bit version of Debian? If so, you should download the 64 bit version of Firefox, unless you want to install the multiarch libraries.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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If you navigate to the directory created after you untared the downloaded file just look for the file named firefox and double click it if you are there using your file browser. or execute it if you are there in the command line.

In Debian you have Ice Weasel wich is a fork of Firefox done by the Debian project.

Good luck to you

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Old 12-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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Agree with TroN, just use Iceweasel, no problem/hassle.

Code:
apt-get install iceweasel
 
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To those trying to seduce OP away from FF

its a smart way to use firefox in unpacked mode, as you can set up check for updates and bypass your package manager
---when its a point update ----you only need to download a small diff file
----no advantage versus file manager on integer release

eg if you had 25.0 and never checked for updates, new release 26.0 gives you a full download
but if you had 25.1 and say 25.5 was available ---your way would be a download of kilobytes

#############################

OP

2) its not clear to me if you tried my commands.....oh well

3) instead create this desktop entry as a local user pls

open a terminal ---copy and paste into terminal and see if icon works

Code:
echo "[Desktop Entry]
Name=firefox
Exec=/home/lobkush/Downloads/firefox/firefox %u
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GTK;WebBrowser;Network
Icon=/home/lobkush/Downloads/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
NoDisplay=true
" > /home/lobkush/Desktop/firefox.destop
 
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Plus it updates itself nowadays (at lest 29.0,) add-ons and all...

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #12
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Use Iceweasel. It's Firefox with the branding removed.
 
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there is no 64bit version of firefox I think, probably you are unable to run that app. The "official" way - as it was mentioned - install iceweasel.
 
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there is no 64bit version of firefox I think
There is. Choose your language: http://download-origin.cdn.mozilla.n.../linux-x86_64/
 
Old 12-13-2013, 12:52 AM   #15
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sorry, that was told for windows only, I missed that. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/782154
 
  


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