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After some trouble i succesfully installed Linux Slackware (latest version from their site). At the moment i am trying to get internet running on Linux. with the slackware package i thought there would be a "standard" internet browser and indeed when i use "startx" i find a button to start Netscape Navigator, however when i click on it nothing happens. In some log file it says it can't find the file where the button should point to.
Someone tolled me that I do have standard packages with lots of usefull programms (like the refered internet browser) but that i have to tell Linux to install these first using a "programm manager".
Can anyone comfirm this? and tell me how i run it? After i have a working internet browser i hope to check if my internet already works after the little network configuration i have done. But so far i do not have a clue on how to get at least a working browser :s.
No i am not! i have Linux for 1 day now and on my linux partition there is no internet browser as far as i can find or start one. How can i try firefox when i don't have a internet browser through which i can download it? I just verified that i do have a ip addres and that i can ping but how can i start or install any browser without internet????
Personally, I wouldn't recommend slackware for a total newbie, you might want to try out ubuntu or something. But if you want to stick to slackware, then you could probably buy a book on linux. Just a suggestion.
Ok, so i guess i shouldn't use slackware then . Anyway i tried "netscape" and bash reported command not found. Mozilla however did give a reaction and returned following error: (mozilla-bin:2363): GTK-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Well i suppose i need to start mozilla when i run "startx" or so but i can't find mozilla through the windowing system.
Ok i am sorry for making a complete mess of this thread but i tried starting mozilla (gave error) and i found out firefox was already installed because after trying both these commands i get the same error:
(mozilla-bin:2363): GTK-WARNING **: cannot open display:
(firefox-bin:2397): GTK-WARNING **: cannot open display:
the ls command shows me the downloaded firefox file as following:
Firefox\ Setup\ 188.8.131.52.exe
Searching for firefox-184.108.40.206.tar.gz gives no match and therefor the -zxvf reports that it can't find the directory.
Did i download the wrong install file? i used the exact command specified above with wget.
After installation will a firefox button appear in my window manager? because i can use the commands mozilla and firefox in the console already but then it wont work because i need to run it in the window manager. But there is no console to give these commands in my window manager?