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Old 04-09-2006, 09:13 AM   #1
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Mandriva 06 command for internet browser


yes, this is a dumb question but, what is the command to launch firefox? its on my system, its the browser i use. I havew to click the icon, when in other distros i could run:
$ firefox www.foo.com

now it just says command not found, same with mozilla command...any thoughts?
thanks.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by pyre
yes, this is a dumb question but, what is the command to launch firefox? its on my system, its the browser i use. I havew to click the icon, when in other distros i could run:
$ firefox www.foo.com

now it just says command not found, same with mozilla command...any thoughts?
thanks.
which firefox
/usr/bin/firefox

check that the firefox binary is in your path.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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ha, nope, no firefox listed. how do i fix that? do add a symbolic to the location? how would i got about that? thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 09:48 AM   #4
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ha, nope, no firefox listed. how do i fix that? do add a symbolic to the location? how would i got about that? thanks for the help.
did you install firefox?

check if the firefox binary is in your path and if not make it :-)

PATH=$PATH:/here/is/the
 
Old 04-09-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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i have firefox, it was installed with mandriva. where do i put path=...?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 10:46 AM   #6
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If you have an icon for Firefox, is there not a way to see what command is executed when you click that icon (like by right clicking on it)? I guess this depends on your desktop environment; in Xfce, you can right-click items on the panel and there's an option ("Properties" or something similar) that gives you that info.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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well I just looked at the properties for my firefox icon (mandy 2006 running under KDE 3.5.2) and it appears that the command is
Code:
mozilla-firefox
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