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Old 12-31-2003, 11:20 AM   #1
ngan_yine
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how to run netscape,opera on desktop?


hi!
Cany anybody tell me how to make netscape 7 and opera run directly from the desktop .
Without the shell of course,I had tried like this but this doesn`t work :
create netscape with emacs in /usr/sbin
and wrote
$! bin/sh
cd /usr/local/netscape
./netscape
and link a icon from my desktop but it doen'st work.
can any body tell me how to make it work.

thanks!
 
Old 12-31-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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Link the netscape script to a binary path.
#ln -s /usr/local/netscape/netscape /usr/bin/netscape
Then set your icon properties to execute /usr/bin/netscape
Read up on envirnment variables.

Last edited by mrhyde; 12-31-2003 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thanks man, it's really work ,will it work with other sh program too ,like opera and other?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:03 PM   #4
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bloody complicated way of doing this.

easy ways SHOULD be to right click on the desktop (KDE, don't know about gnome) on the list of options select create new "link to application"

when the box appears, in the title box, for opera type opera, then on the icon picture click that, when the icons selection box appears, use the little dropdown for applications, then scroll to find the opera icon, select that and click OK

then when it drops you back into the original "link to application" box, you should have the opera icon showing and opera for the title

click on the tab marked "execute" and in the top box marked command, type opera and then just click OK.

You SHOULD then have a "clickable" desktop icon for opera.

a quick point, this should normally work for most installed applications, but the command isn't always the same, sometimes it's a little different, and other times very different (but mostly it seems to be the first two that work i.e. opera for opera, and realplay for realplayer - and thus far, it's always worked for me, though occasionally you might have to search the net for an icon)

regards

John
 
Old 12-31-2003, 11:41 PM   #5
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hey man

Thanks !everything work now,I never saw this install.sh command in opera folder that I just did untar and I was working all the way around to link the opera command in /bin folder but when I compile this install.sh thing ;just opera and it work .
Thanks !
 
Old 01-01-2004, 02:25 AM   #6
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why netscape / opera

i have had good luck with mozilla firebird... it opened easy and it runs very smoothly.... it has all the netscape bells and whistles and is a lot more agile.

-race
 
Old 01-01-2004, 04:35 AM   #7
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I used to be netscape / opera user on windows ;It had been only a month or so to mirge into linux and I guess I couldn't let my old broswer go;But I 'll try that firebird thing ;by the way: can anybody go to http://www.pansagar.com and try listen to some song (which need real plug in);it is a music site from my country and I couldn't listen to it by any broswer yet;In window only IE work;But here nothing seem to work ;real plug 's in place but I couldn't listen to it yet;
 
Old 01-01-2004, 05:30 AM   #8
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I had install Mozilla 0.77 but I am running quite a erro ;Frist of all after I had untar the file in /home/`~/mozillafirebird .I could run the program only through shell as root or I get this error
[ngan_yine@unit2 MozillaFirebird]$ ./MozillaFirebird
INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: No manager for initializing factory?

System error?:: Success
and I had check all the file and folder and all the permission r+w+x able for user but still it won't run on user and I am missing font and stuff in tool -option and after untaring the file is there anyway to compile the file?

thanks for the advice ;apart from all the problem ,firebird is fast;
 
Old 01-01-2004, 10:56 AM   #9
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hmmm that is a strange error...... when i extracted it i extracted it to the /usr/ME folder (i created the ME folder).. i havent had a problem with it...

depending on the window manager you can create a "shortcut" or go to the file manager can click on the "mozilla firebird" object
 
Old 01-01-2004, 08:53 PM   #10
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I have this problem with almost all the broswer that came from binary source fiel that doesn't need
to compile like netscape and Mozillafirebird.With opera ,I just compile this installopera sh and bang it smooth as silk but with Mozillafirebird I am lost.But I 'll paid all my time to fix that because firebird is so light and fast.
any help......!
thanks!
 
Old 01-01-2004, 09:53 PM   #11
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just a quick question in that "/home/`~/mozillafirebird" is the ~ representing the root user? that could be half your problem

this may help ya with the other problem http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38
 
Old 01-02-2004, 05:17 AM   #12
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no ,thos ~ is my /home/ngan_yine/mozillafirebird , I don't like to keep or install anything in root folder.I really don't know what went wrong ,all the file in firebird folder is read write and exe mod for user(ngan_yine).I'll check that firebird fourm .


Thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 05:40 AM   #13
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My bad ;I don't know if this solve my problem but in Firebird website it said that I need to have linux kernel 2.2.14 and mine is 2.2.13 ,I'll do that frist and post again.
 
  


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