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Old 02-17-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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Netscape disappeared after install


Greetings,

Because I want my mom to be able to access her AOL account easily from my Linux box, I installed Netscape 7.2, which has a nice AOL interface--lacking in Mozilla. It was the first time I had ever downloaded and installed software under Linux, but I got it up and running, with Mom's own profile with AOL as the default mail account, password stored, everything working nicely. I did all this as root.

Then, I wanted to give her her own Linux account, with her own KDE desktop and a nice button to launch Netscape. After creating and logging on to her account, I couldn't launch Netscape, and I can't find it. I had written the filepath down during the (slow, dialup) install, but there was nothing there when I looked using File Manager. Entering "netscape" in a terminal starts Mozilla. There is no way to launch it from the start menu that I can find. How do I locate and launch Netscape, and how do I create a button (or desktop icon) for it in KDE?

Hardware: Pentium II, 350 MHz, 160 MB RAM, 2.5 G HD
Distro: Peanut 9.5, with KDE 3.1

Thanks in advance,

Paul, the old newbie
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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how did u install it? Was it a compile job or a gui? What does netscape as root bring up?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:48 AM   #3
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how did u install it? Was it a compile job or a gui? What does netscape as root bring up?
Hi, Christopher,

It was a GUI install. I'm confused reading the words, "what does netscape as root bring up" . When I log in as root, and do an alt-f2 and enter 'netscape', Mozilla starts up. Same thing from any command prompt, whether root or user. Does that answer your question?

Please understand that my geektitude is fairly low, I'm migrating from Mac, I'm used to point-and-click. I have to admit it was fun using the command prompt to start the install It feels...powerful. I barely know what compiling is, and I've never done it.

I'm tempted to uninstall Mozilla first and try again. But I'd like to know what happened to all those files I downloaded. I wouldn't want to end up with a bunch of duplicate files, disk space being at a premium.

--PD
 
Old 02-19-2005, 05:50 AM   #4
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Yes thanks, thats what I was getting at!

What i find puzzling is that you say the install path is empty, what is that path?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 11:12 PM   #5
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...What i find puzzling is that you say the install path is empty, what is that path?
I seem to have confused the /user and the/usr directories. The path where I thought I installed it is /usr/local/netscape/browser. When I open the path in File Manager, the bottom of the window says

browser-> ../ ../bin/mozilla Shell Script(link)

when I hover the pointer over the file /browser. I'm guessing that means it is a link that opens Mozilla.

It looks to me like Netscape may be at /user/local/netscape/browser There is a bunch of files there that obviously (even to me) constitute a browser.

I'm confused as to how Netscape got where it is, but I think I've found it.

-P
 
  


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