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Old 02-10-2005, 03:00 AM   #1
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just installed firefox, but i don't know how to run it


well, its running right now, cause i installed it, but i have no idea of how to execute it from the console.

im such a newbie...
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:18 AM   #2
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if it's in your PATH run..

firefox

in the console.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:32 AM   #3
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still confused

dude if for example, my firefox is in the directory
/opt/Firefox/

what command do i do?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:41 AM   #4
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Edit: Sorry, wrong thread.

Last edited by JSpired; 02-10-2005 at 03:43 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:45 AM   #5
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$/opt/Firefox/firefox
You can also create a link to it on your desktop or menu.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:02 AM   #6
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Do this...

Move Firefox to /usr/local/include

mv /opt/Firefox/ /usr/local/include

then make a symbolic link to your /usr/local/bin

ln -s /usr/local/include/Firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin

and run..

firefox

in the console and it'll run firefox for you because it's now in your PATH.

you could insert the symbolic link from your /opt directory, but most people put there programs in /usr/local/include.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:15 AM   #7
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thanx guys

i just put a link on the kde panel thingy... that works for me...
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:35 AM   #8
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Linux~Powered... Why would you want to move any application to /usr/local/include?

The "include" directories (in /usr and /usr/local) are for application libraries (although, yes, it would still work) - It is better to install apps to /usr/local (i.e. /usr/local/Firefox) or /opt (i.e. /opt/Firefox) -- Well that's my thoughts anywho...

salviadud Glad ya got it working
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:27 PM   #9
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Linux~Powered... Why would you want to move any application to /usr/local/include?
Ha, your right! I don't even remember typing in the */include ? I keep all my 3rd party applications in /usr/local. I must of had a really bad smelly brain fart! Thanks for pointing that one out.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:32 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Linux~Powered
Do this...

Move Firefox to /usr/local/include

mv /opt/Firefox/ /usr/local/include

then make a symbolic link to your /usr/local/bin

ln -s /usr/local/include/Firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin

and run..

firefox

in the console and it'll run firefox for you because it's now in your PATH.

you could insert the symbolic link from your /opt directory, but most people put there programs in /usr/local/include.
I just did that with mine, only I moved it to the /usr/local, not the /include directory.
Mine doesn't run when typing firefox in the run command.
Also, more importantly,how do you put a shortcut to it on the desktop?
I'm running SuSE 9.0
I'm a Linux noob and will have to have my hand held.
Thanks in advance!!
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:36 PM   #11
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I just did that with mine, only I moved it to the /usr/local, not the /include directory.
Mine doesn't run when typing firefox in the run command.
Also, more importantly,how do you put a shortcut to it on the desktop?
I'm running SuSE 9.0
I'm a Linux noob and will have to have my hand held.
Thanks in advance!!
errrraaa...
I ran it from the location, set up the import settings, set it as my default browser, and now it works from the run command
I'd still like to know how to make it a desktop shortcut
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:37 PM   #12
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While in /usr/local/bin do..

ln -s /usr/local/Firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/

If "Firefox" is the name of the directory. By default it's "firefox-installer". I re-named mine because it looks prettier that way.

*edit*

Ha, I f-ed it up again! changed from ln -l to ln -s

Last edited by Linux~Powered; 02-10-2005 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #13
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I'd still like to know how to make it a desktop shortcut
What window enviorment are you using? In Gnome you just left click the mouse over the pannel then Add to pannel --> Launcher and fill in the blanks.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:45 PM   #14
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What window enviorment are you using? In Gnome you just left click the mouse over the pannel then Add to pannel --> Launcher and fill in the blanks.
I'm using KDE
It has similar preferences, but I don't see firefox anywhere handy
I'll keep looking.
Anything to get rid of the evil that is known as Konqueror
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:47 PM   #15
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Personally i used /usr/local/lib/firefox to install firefox, since mozilla is installed in /usr/lib/mozilla.
But people in "linux packages" have created a very nice slackware package for firefox, so just download this:http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=3216
and install it with:
Code:
installpkg firefox-*.tgz
. It will be installed in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox.
I don't see why not use a slackware package, since you use a precompiled version. Unless you have downloaded the 30MB of source and compiled it by yourself.

*Edit*
The only problem is that the executable is /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox and not firefox, but a soft link can easy solve this.


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