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Old 10-26-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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Mozilla


Hi, I just switched to RedHat 9 2 days ago, from Windows XP Professional. I've never used RedHat before, but have used Mozilla 1.5 on Windows - and love it.

Now, on my RedHat, it came with Mozilla 1.2.1 and It doesn't have any pop-up blocker or somethings that I used to use on 1.5. I tried downloading and installing Mozilla 1.5, but I get an error saying that it can't create the folder:

/usr/local/mozilla

Since permission was denied. How do I go around this?

Thanks,

-Nay
 
Old 10-26-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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first better uninstall your mozilla 1.2.1 version then you have to perform your install in root mode ....
 
Old 10-26-2003, 01:55 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

You will need root (administritive) privialges. From a terminal type "su -" press enter and enter your root password. Then run the install from there.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 03:50 AM   #4
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Thanks, I installed Mozilla 1.5 by logging in as "root" and with the root password instead of my user account. Anyhow, I was just wondering how do I browse "my" applications. When I click the menu or browse the "applications" folder, I only see the categories, in which applications that came with RedHat are only there.

Thanks,

-Nay
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:03 AM   #5
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i am not sure whether i followed you correctly ; what applications are you trying to browse , are u trying to browse you installed application on the hd ; if so just type / on the url feild it will take you to the root directory ; from there you can just click and move ...

have a good time with linux...:-)
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:37 AM   #6
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Hey, Nay, are you Battousai on the BaganNET forums? It's me, *Ken*.

Welcome to LQ.org.

What do you mean by browing "my" applications? I'm not following you; if you want to browse your drives, then use a file browser like Nautilus or Konqueror.

Have a good time with Linux. You mentioned a couple of months ago that you always use RedHat for PHP scripting, so I don't think you should have problems browsing installing applications.


If I've got the wrong person, then major apologies!
 
Old 10-27-2003, 10:42 AM   #7
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Hey Ken,

Yeah, it's me Battousai. And about me and RedHat, don't ask, it's a long story lol. Anyhow, I can't visit Bagan for some reason. It got slower and slower by the day, every time I get time outs. *sigh*

Anyhow, what I meant was like. Say I installed a program - aMSN for example. I have to run it through Menu -> Run -> aMSN. To browse for the file, I have no idea where to look. It's not under usr/local like Mozilla is. I meant, is there any "Program Files" folder like there is in Windows.

Right, I just wiped out and re-installed RedHat. Looks much nicer now, I dumped my old CRT and switched to an LCD. Plus, I wiped out the dual boot of Windows and now I'm only running RedHat - so God help me .

1) I still get that prompt, I think Grub or something. The bootloader. Although there is only RedHat, I need to press [Enter] to load RedHat. Is there a way I can automaticly choose RedHat when I start up?

2) I was customizing the panels and I accidently removed the date and time. How do I get it back? I can't find it in the Add to panel menu.

Thanks,

-Nay

ps, nice to see you again Ken, it's a small world after all.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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So, the Force really is strong in me!

Well, since you're already trying Linux at the age of 14, you're way ahead of me.

Be grateful to your new LCD monitor. It'll take a lot of strain of your eyes when reading Linux how-to articles on the web.

I don't know much more than you do, but I'll give it a try. Red Hat sometimes organizes things differently, but I'm on Mandrake 9.1. There's no Program Files folder in Linux. Programs will be found under /usr/bin and adminstrator tools under /usr/sbin. The readme that comes with your downloaded tarball should let you know where to find your installed application.

1) In Mandrake 9.1, the Mandrake Control Center lets you configure your bootloader. There's bound to be an equivalent tool in RH9 as well.

2) Erm... couldn't reconstruct that without making the whole panel disappear. I feel you'll get your clock back soon... LOL

If all else fails and you feel the world is cruel, login as root, open up a console and type "rm -rf". DON'T!!!!!
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:52 PM   #9
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which is your friend.
Type in
Code:
which mozilla
to find where the executable mozilla file is. Then you can add that to your app menu. In KDE you right-click the K-menu to edit it. Probably some similar process under other window managers.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:57 PM   #10
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I guess you're using the KDE window manager. If so, I believe you can get the clock (and do a lot of other panel configuring by right-clicking on the K icond and looking (I think under Apps?) for an entry named clock. Sorry, just going from memory.

Greetings from a fellow newbie...
Mike
 
Old 10-27-2003, 11:59 PM   #11
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I'm using GNOME though.

Yay, I finally got the Clock back. I had to hunt for it under Add to panel -> Accessories -> Clock. All this time I was searching for "Date and Time". *sigh* Too much Window-ness I guess.

Oh, right. Now I'm trying to install the latest version of gAIM (0.71) and I can't do it with the .rpm. The .rpm just seems to disappear after showing the part "processing headers". So I guess I'm going to have to do manually from the .tar.gz file. The last time I did it, I got a Cannot Compile C error from the terminal. Am I missing something?

-Nay
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:59 AM   #12
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I just did that RedHat update thing and I think I'm on a newer version of Kernel or so. Well, now I get two RedHats to choose from at the grub bootloader screen. Both is RedHat but two versions.

One more thing, I deleted my user account and I'm using the root account now - I prefer it. How can I make /root/.gnome-desktop/documents my default documents folder. Like when I rip from a CD with grip, the files go into /root/.gnome-desktop/documents instead of /root.

Thanks,

-Nay
 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:39 AM   #13
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As I understand it, using the root as a regular user account makes you much more likely to mess up your system and ruins security. Sorry if I'm stating the obvious.

Mike
 
Old 10-28-2003, 06:48 AM   #14
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I was looking around and I found this:

Quote:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-20.9)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-20.9.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
It was under /boot/grub. It's grub.conf. I thought this might be the grub configuration file since I know .conf from httpd.conf for Apache. Anyhow, I'm guessing the default=0 should be change, but to what?

Thanks,

-Nay
 
  


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