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Old 06-11-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
eddiemcg
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firefox wont save preferences


hey guys

just installed ff3 on acer aspire one with linpus lite installed..

the install itself went well but,firefox wont let me set a homepage and keeps opening two tabs at start up....

apologies for being a bit clueless but im a total newbie to linux

thanx for any help offered
 
Old 06-11-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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Can you explain exactly how you installed FFx3 on your system? What steps did you take? What folder did you install it in?
cheers,
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:41 AM   #3
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hi jdkaye

i read on a forum to install from a terminal...and i now also see that ff3 is in package manager....as to where it installed i cant even find out that...thats about all i can give you ....hope this helps

thankx
 
Old 06-12-2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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In a terminal type
Code:
which firefox
That will tell you where the executable is.
cheers,
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:47 PM   #5
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hi jdkaye

done what you said and this came up /usr/bin/firefox ....hope this helps

thanks again
 
Old 06-12-2009, 01:19 PM   #6
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This is progress. Now post the results of
Code:
ls -l /usr/bin/firefox
I want to see if it is linked to some other location. Another thing is are you running firefox as a normal user? and not as root? Is that correct?
And last, but not least, do you have a folder called /home/{your user name}/.mozilla/firefox? This is where your configuration data should go.
Cheers and courage,
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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i read on a forum to install from a terminal
what forum and what and what did you install ?
to find out can you post the output of this command.
Code:
rpm -qa | grep firefox
some of firefox 2 might be needed to run firefox 3 on limpus light
 
Old 06-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #8
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hi jdkaye

got this reply mate -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4694 2009-04-21 17:57 /usr/bin/firefox

thanks
 
Old 06-12-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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hi john vv

done as you said and came back with this acs-firefox-fonts-0.1-20080603.fc8.acer
firefox-3.0.9-1.fc8.remi

thanks
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #10
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You're making progress!
Go to the menu item Edit->Preferences and look in the "Main" tab. That's where you configure your home page. What does it say? If it's not what you want then you should change it accordingly. Make sure you have the proper folder for your configuration which should be:
/home/{your user name}/.mozilla/firefox
Do you have that folder?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #11
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hi jdkaye

tried to change homepage etc.. and it wouldnt let me.....can you help with where i will look as i can find a few firefox folders that dont mean very much

thanks

Last edited by eddiemcg; 06-12-2009 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:55 PM   #12
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well not all of the OLD fedora 8 rpm's will work on Limpus Light .They are not 100% binary compatible.

i would uninstall it ( from add and remove programs menu ) and install the prebuilt from the firefox web site
 
Old 06-13-2009, 12:37 AM   #13
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hi jdkaye

tried to change homepage etc.. and it wouldnt let me.....can you help with where i will look as i can find a few firefox folders that dont mean very much

thanks
That's not really helpful. I don't understand "...wouldn't let me".
The folder is where I said it was (if it exists) /home/{username}/.mozilla/firefox
What exactly are you having trouble with?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-13-2009, 03:28 AM   #14
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guys ive got it now.......all i did was go into my history and removed the mozilla firefox first run link and hey presto its ok..

thanks for all your help
 
Old 06-13-2009, 03:30 AM   #15
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Well done, Eddie. I'm glad to hear you've sorted it.
cheers,
jdk
 
  


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