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Old 01-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question How do you install firefox on netbook


i have a asus netbook running meego 1.2 has a terminal , how do you get the java plugin working for firefox for linuex?

i already installed java but still shows missing plugin[

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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If you wanted to open the firefox-3.6.12.tar.bz2 file, then you should run

Code:
tar -xvf firefox-3.6.12.tar.bz2
However, if you're building FF from source, then that's generally quite tricky - is it source or a binary?
 
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i just edited thread i got firefox working but the java plugin is not working and ive installed java any solutions?
 
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What is Meego's package management recommendation? Do they have a "how to install software on Meego" FAQ or similar?

http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo_Netbook_...l_applications
 
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However, if you're building FF from source, then that's generally quite tricky - is it source or a binary?
Firefox is distributed as a binary executable (similar to .exe in Windows) called firefox-bin or simply firefox inside a .tar.bz (similar to .zip).

Assuming Meego has some kind of GUI file manager and archive manager, it is simply double-click (to extract to ~/ home folder or Desktop), double-click (to launch Firefox).

However I recommend using the distro's package manager whenever possible. If the FAQ I just read is correct:

Code:
sudo zypper search firefox
sudo zypper install firefox.586
.586 should be replaced with your actual architecture, which you can determine with:

Code:
uname -p
although I must be honest I have never personally used Meego

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Old 01-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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im getting this?


bash-3.2$ sudo zypper search firefox
Loading repository data...

Reading installed packages...
No packages found.
bash-3.2$ sudo zypper install firefox.586
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'firefox.586' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'firefox.586' found.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.
bash-3.2$ sudo zypper search firefox
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
No packages found.
bash-3.2$ sudo zypper install firefox.586
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'firefox.586' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'firefox.586' found.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.
bash-3.2$ sudo zypper install firefox.586
Loading repository data...

Reading installed packages...
'firefox.586' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'firefox.586' found.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.
bash-3.2$
bash-3.2$
 
Old 01-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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i got firefox working but the java pluging is not working at all
 
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Code:
sudo zypper search java
??
 
Old 01-20-2012, 07:05 AM   #9
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How did you install firefox in the end? Source, or a binary, or by fixing zypper? (I would look into getting zypper's repositories sorted anyway, as you ideally want a package manager. http://wiki.meego.com/Zypper should help).

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