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Old 09-10-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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mozilla, linux suse


dear all,
i want to know what command i should type to acces a web-browsing page, in my case i have linux suse, and there's a file .mozilla in my home directory.
yes, i am that noob at Linux, thank you for your help
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:15 AM   #2
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Do you have a GUI or from commandline ?
you can type
Code:
firefox
in a terminal
or
Code:
lynx
if you don't have a GUI.

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Old 09-10-2010, 05:18 AM   #3
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Greetingz!

Assuming you're at a terminal window, type the following command;

which firefox

The "which" command will search your $PATH (an "Environment Variable" within your shell) and display the location of the "firefox" executable binary (if it can find it).

If the "which" command is unable to find the "firefox" executable binary, they you may consider the following;

Type "which locate" to see if you have the "locate" command in your $PATH. If you do, simply type "locate -i firefox".

For more information on any of these commands, try typing "man command-name" (Example: "man which" or "man locate"). This will pull up the 'manual' page for the command in question.

EDIT: I noticed you posted from a Windows system. If you're accessing the *NIX server remotely, and you only have the command-line available (you don't have a native X server, like Exceed Hummingbird, running on your Windows system), then you will need to do as Repo suggested and use "lynx" to browse web-pages within the terminal.

Last edited by xeleema; 09-10-2010 at 05:21 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:20 AM   #4
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didnt work,
i have only command line
i tried firefox, nd tried lynx...
i get the following message:
if 'lync' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it......
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:25 AM   #5
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which: no firefox in (sbin:/usr/sbin....................)
same for "locate"...
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:30 AM   #6
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Quote:
if 'lync' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it......
should be lynx

If it isn't installed, try to install it.
as root:
Code:
zypper in lynx
Firefox will not run from the command line, you need a GUI
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:33 AM   #7
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dear all,
i want to know what command i should type to acces a web-browsing page, in my case i have linux suse, and there's a file .mozilla in my home directory.
yes, i am that noob at Linux, thank you for your help

Well, that's really a directory which should contain some sub-dirs and files related to using Firefox, which will be empty until first used. If you have Firefox installed and start it from the menu under "Internet/WebBrowser" or you use a terminal window showing your username and a flashing cursor and type - firefox then it will fill up with various files.

Another browser to activate in a window might be Lynx. See what you have installed using Yast.

Best thing to help you see what the Linux directory and file structure is, go into Yast, Software Management and use the search to find the word - midnight.

This installs an app Midnight Commander. You open a terminal window from the menu - System - Terminal -Terminal Window-Konsole, and at the prompt type - mc

Use the up/down and Enter keys to navigate around and the F3 function key to view the content of files that are highlighted. This is much, much quicker than using the little icon of a "house" that brings up the File Manager.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:38 AM   #8
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i dont understand, i cant open a web browser on Linux??
lets say i wana go google.com , its not possible?
i did the zypper lynx, some stuff got downloaded.. now when i write command "lynx" i get... zzzz its annoying me actualy
 
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@skola

From the OP:
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i have only command line
Kind regards
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:42 AM   #10
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i dont understand, i cant open a web browser on Linux??
lets say i wana go google.com , its not possible?
i did the zypper lynx, some stuff got downloaded.. now when i write command "lynx" i get... zzzz its annoying me actualy
What do you get when you type
Code:
lynx
If you don't have a GUI, you can't use firefox, since it needs a GUI to work.
Do you have a GUI installed ?
Are you sitting before the server, or using ssh?


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Old 09-10-2010, 05:46 AM   #11
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What do you get when you type
Code:
lynx
If you don't have a GUI, you can't use firefox, since it needs a GUI to work.
Do you have a GUI installed ?
Are you sitting before the server, or using ssh?


Kind regards
i just installed this linux suse on VMware, so i learn about this famous powerful Linux...
i had the possibility to install GUI version like GENOMe put i prefered to do the simple command line only.
when i enter lynx i get a page with some HTML, HTTP, search engine, hotmail... i cant find a place where i can write for exemple www.google.com

thank you for your patience and your help
 
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You can type
Code:
lynx google.com
or if lynx is already open hit "m"
then type
Code:
google.com
Kind regards
 
Old 09-10-2010, 06:00 AM   #13
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Since you are using the CLI,
a good start would be:

http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/cli.html
http://tldp.org/LDP/GNU-Linux-Tools-...s-Summary.html

However, I would suggest to install a GUI (GNOME).

Kind regards
 
Old 09-10-2010, 06:00 AM   #14
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thank you, it work...
but i get: BAD HTML!! use -trace to diagnose **
 
Old 09-10-2010, 06:04 AM   #15
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Do you have the same problem when you use another address
A guide to lynx
http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~purslow/lhfb.html
 
  


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