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Old 08-26-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
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How do i update my firefox?


Hi I have installed ubuntu 10.4 using virtual box(a tool similar to vmware).
The problem is i m very familiar to firefox's window counterpart as the update is very simple.
I have also observed that the preference part of firefox is under edit tab which is not in case of window's (Its under tools).
How would i upgrade my firefox?

Firefox version on ubuntu.:3.6.8
Firefox version on windows:3.6.3
 
Old 08-26-2010, 01:25 AM   #2
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Also observed that there is no option for checking for update under help in ubuntu's firefox.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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Ubuntu has a rebranded version of FF which is updated by the package manager. And it is updated once it has been tested and found stable.( though this is not always the case )
 
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Where do i define the update proxy as whenever i run system->Administration->update manager all update get failed.
My firefox is able to connect to internet.
also like to tell that my ubuntu is hosted on virtual box on bridge network.
 
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I would also like to know highly active ubuntu forum.
 
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System > Administration > Synaptic -> Preferences -> Network.
 
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System > Administration > Synaptic -> Preferences -> Network.
Thanks its working now.
 
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I would also like to know highly active ubuntu forum.
Ubuntu forums here.
 
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Thanks its working now.
Good to know.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:38 AM   #10
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Hi Chaitanya ,Now its not allowing me to login into empathy IM client(Gtalk) with my account.
Upon login it says network error.
Where do i define the connection property for the empathy IM client?

How would i make them to automatically detect the proxy setting?


I have tried to login from my windows machine(which is hosting ubuntu os using virtual box) .Its working fine on window machine .
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:43 AM   #11
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Synaptic preferences should not affect other applications. For Empathy, I do not know if there is a setting for proxy configuration. But you can set the Network proxy for system wide use. System > Preferences > Network Proxy
Set it and see if it works.
 
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Synaptic preferences should not affect other applications. For Empathy, I do not know if there is a setting for proxy configuration. But you can set the Network proxy for system wide use. System > Preferences > Network Proxy
Set it and see if it works.
I tried that but still its not working .

Just curious to ask here in windows i use following format for authentication to proxy server.
username:<domainname>/<username>
password:
Does it make any difference in login format in unix environment?
for example domainname@username or something like that
 
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I do not understand you completely. Where are you login? When?
 
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I do not understand you completely. Where are you login? When?
I m specifying authentication to proxy server.
 
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When does the proxy server ask for authentication? And what is the authentication mechanism? What proxy are you using?
 
  


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