As root, extract the tarball to /usr/lib/
# cd /usr/lib/
# tar -xzf /home/<your login name>/Desktop/Firefox-1.5.tar.gz
That should create a /usr/lib/firefox directory (and lots of subdirectories.)
Note: When I did this, I was in KDE, and used arc
instead of the above. I think
that the command is correct, but . . .
Then create a symbolic link from /usr/bin to /usr/lib/firefox/firefox:
# ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
and then firefox
should be recognized as a command.
If you're using KDE and want a desktop icon for firefox, just right click on the desktop and create one with "firefox" as the executable.