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Old 06-22-2005, 07:27 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! Ok so I finally gave up on looking through the window and became a penguin instead ... I installed Suse 9.1 ... I have a few questions:

1) I installed Mozilla FireFox, but I don't know how to run the application
How would I make it my default browser and also have a link on the desktop?

2) I installed AMSN, and the only way I know how to run it is by going to the terminal and typing "./amsn" ... can't I just have a desktop icon?

3) I have an iPod (First Gen. 20GB) and it only has a FireWire cable with it. Now that wasn't a a problem considering I have 3 FireWire ports in my Computer ... but Suse doesn't pick it up when I hook it up

Now if asking for desktop icons and stuff like that is too "windowy" then I apologize. But as I said i'm new to all of this.

Someone please help out

Thanks!
 
Old 06-22-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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Do you use KDE, Gnome or another Window Manager ?
 
Old 06-22-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Originally posted by merchtemeagle
Do you use KDE, Gnome or another Window Manager ?
um KDE 3.2 ...
 
Old 06-22-2005, 08:08 AM   #4
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You can right-click on your desktop > Create New > Link to application.
In the tab 'Application', you can enter the command that is to be executed.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 10:19 AM   #5
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Originally posted by merchtemeagle
You can right-click on your desktop > Create New > Link to application.
In the tab 'Application', you can enter the command that is to be executed.
But I don't even know what the command line is to run Mozilla FireFox or to run AMSN
 
Old 06-22-2005, 10:37 AM   #6
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Well, where did you install these applications?
Besides, you say you run amsn by typing ./amsn in a terminal. So the command would be: /path/to/amsn
where /path/to should be the path to your amsn installation.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 10:41 AM   #7
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That is correct merchtemeagle.
And ilovelagar:
The command to run firefox is simply: firefox

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:04 AM   #8
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Ok, I got the AMSN to work (have a working icon on the desktop).

The FireFox command does not work though ... I tried using the same method as I did for AMSN but no success. Maybe I have the wrong version (as in for the wrong OS)?

The files are in "file:/home/ilovelagar/programfiles/mozillafirefox"

I tried using the terimnal command where I typed in just "firefox" but nothing happened.

Also, anyone have ideas on the whole iPod/FireWire issue?

Thanks, again for the help so far guys, I hope it's not a bother.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:09 AM   #9
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I typed in just "firefox" but nothing happened.
What do you mean "nothing" happened? When you press enter, it should just start up firefox and go back to console. Did it give any messages at all?

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Thanks, again for the help so far guys, I hope it's not a bother.
It's never a bother. We all work to help each other. Just to pay back, spread the word about linux =D.

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:34 AM   #10
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What do you mean "nothing" happened? When you press enter, it should just start up firefox and go back to console. Did it give any messages at all?


It's never a bother. We all work to help each other. Just to pay back, spread the word about linux =D.

--Abid Kazmi
Ok, I goto the FireFox folder (file:/home/ilovelagar/Program Files/Mozilla FireFox), and right-click, and goto actions, and then terminal.

Then I'm promted with "ilovelagar@linux:~/Program Files/Mozilla FireFox> "

Here I typed in "firefox" and I receive this response "bash: firefox: command not found"

As for the spreading the word about linux, i'm trying lol, but its so hard to convince people who are fixed to windows, but i'll try, I got my bro at about 50/50 lol as opposed to his stance of 0/100 yesterday haha, he sat down, had a few mins with my comp, and was like "this aint bad" lol
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:40 AM   #11
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As for the spreading the word about linux, i'm trying lol, but its so hard to convince people who are fixed to windows
Yeah, I know. I still can't get any of my family members to use linux.. *sighs* Oh well =P.

Add firefox in you $PATH. That should fix your problem. Anyways, in school and bell rang. Will post later.

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:54 AM   #12
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does this work:

open a terminal and type
Code:
cd /home/ilovelagar/programfiles/mozillafirefox
./firefox
if so, for your launcher the command you need to enter is /home/ilovelagar/programfiles/mozillafirefox/firefox
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:06 PM   #13
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Still no luck with those suggestions (for FireFox)
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:43 PM   #14
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Try the command "$ whereis firefox" When I do that, I get:
Code:
$ whereis firefox
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gz
The first one, without the ".gz" is the command to use.

Note that "firefox" sometimes installs as "mozilla-firefox," and you may need to use that form.

Another way to find it is just to do a ls -l in you install directory, and to look for the files with the "x" (meaning "executable") bit set.

To set it (once you've found it) as you default browser, go to the KDE "Preferances" menu and look for "KDE Components->Component Chooser," and set it there.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 01:04 PM   #15
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Originally posted by PTrenholme
Try the command "$ whereis firefox" When I do that, I get:
Code:
$ whereis firefox
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gz
The first one, without the ".gz" is the command to use.

Note that "firefox" sometimes installs as "mozilla-firefox," and you may need to use that form.

Another way to find it is just to do a ls -l in you install directory, and to look for the files with the "x" (meaning "executable") bit set.

To set it (once you've found it) as you default browser, go to the KDE "Preferances" menu and look for "KDE Components->Component Chooser," and set it there.
I tried the "ls -1" and it gave me a list of stuff ... but nothing with an "x" ...
 
  


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