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Old 10-15-2004, 12:54 AM   #1
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kdesknewsticker and firefox


hey, im using kdesk news ticker, and i want to make it so when i click on a link, it opens in firefox not konquerer... how can i set this?

Thanks
 
Old 10-15-2004, 07:38 AM   #2
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I don't know.

Why not install the Sage RSS extension to Firefox? It integrates seamlessly...

http://sage.mozdev.org/
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:51 AM   #3
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You need to upgrade to KDE 3.3, which allows for default browsers to be set
 
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ok thanks
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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I personnally modified the "alternative" for "sensible-browser" setting, that is used in many software :

$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2004-08-14 14:07 /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser -> /usr/bin/firefox

When I type /usr/bin/sensible-browser it opens Firefox

I use KDE 3.2.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:05 PM   #6
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so what do i type in the console?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:14 PM   #7
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Have a look to the man of update-alternative command.

Once you've added your alternative, you will end up with something like that :

$ update-alternatives --display x-www-browser
x-www-browser - status is auto.
link currently points to /usr/bin/firefox
/usr/bin/konqueror - priority 100
/usr/bin/firefox - priority 110
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/firefox.

You must add a higher priority to your alternative
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:16 PM   #8
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mark@user379:~> man update-alternative
No manual entry for update-alternative


doesn't seemto work
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:35 PM   #9
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Oops sorry, I meant update-alternatives, not update-alternative.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:49 PM   #10
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same thing
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:17 PM   #11
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http://alternatives.sourceforge.net/ for more info.

I found that there are RPM over the internet related to update-alternatives or alternatives package.

I finally found that on a Debian system it comes with the package manager (dpkg)... But it seems to be usable in any linux system.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 01:21 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by postb99 View Post
Oops sorry, I meant update-alternatives, not update-alternative.
Code:
man update-alternatives
works for me once I reset the locale to US/english . . .

also see http://linux.die.net/man/8/update-alternatives

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