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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
Originally posted by jollyjoice how did u install it? Was it a compile job or a gui? What does netscape as root bring up?
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.