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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
Enomis
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mandriva


Does anyone have experience with?
I am new to Linux and I really like it, but is it the best way to start with Linux?
I don't get firefox 2 installed and it's a wee demotivating. I can't change into
-firefox-2.0.0.4-i686-1.tgz
Can anyone help me?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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If you extract that archive (if you right-click, there should be an option for that), and go into the directory that is created, there should be a file 'firefox-bin', or similar. Then double-click that and it'll run.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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You can extract it to your home directory by simply right-clicking and selecting Extract Here. Or if you like to use a command:
cd /home/username
tar xvf firefox-*

You can add it to your menu like this:
start alacarte or right-clikc "Applications"
select the subscection of your choice (probably "internet")
choose Add
Name the new item "firefox2" and use this command:
/home/username/firefox...(=name of the extracted folder)/firefox
save

For easy access, you can also add it to your taskbar - right-click on the taskbar, select add to panel & select add item from menu.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 11:20 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jay73
You can extract it to your home directory by simply right-clicking and selecting Extract Here. Or if you like to use a command:
cd /home/username
tar xvf firefox-*

You can add it to your menu like this:
start alacarte or right-clikc "Applications"
select the subscection of your choice (probably "internet")
choose Add
Name the new item "firefox2" and use this command:
/home/username/firefox...(=name of the extracted folder)/firefox
save

For easy access, you can also add it to your taskbar - right-click on the taskbar, select add to panel & select add item from menu.
Thankyou allot, that was easy and well explained ( even for my blonde moments)
And guess what browser i use right now.
Thankyou.
 
  


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