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Old 12-30-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
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UP AND RUNNING now how do I ?


Thanks to ALL who offered help with my install, I have sort of cracked it and will post how later so it is of use to others. Now I am typing this from a working Mandrake 10.1 install.

Question: I am downloading the tar.gz file for FireFox what do I do when I download it how do i install step by step please.

BTW WinXP SP2 sucks BIG TIME.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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Please post the full file name...
 
Old 12-30-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
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Hi MI3GTO!
Quote:
Question: I am downloading the tar.gz file for FireFox what do I do when I download it how do i install step by step please.
First you need to extract the arhive
Code:
tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz
Now change directory to the new created one
Code:
cd firefox-installer
You want to install Firefox systemwide, so change to root
Code:
su
Password:
Run the installer with
Code:
./firefox-installer
This will popup an window and you just have to do some clicks . Install Firefox in /usr/lib/firefox/ or /usr/local/firefox/ .
Now change back to normal user
Code:
exit
Run Firefox with
Code:
/path/where/you/installed/firefox
Hope this helps!
Boby
 
Old 12-30-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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In addition to Boby's instructions - to make life easier, instead of this step
Quote:
Run Firefox with
Code:
/path/where/you/installed/firefox
You might do this:
Code:
ln -s /path/where/you/installed/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
This creates a link to firefox (similar to a shortcut) in /usr/bin
then, at a prompt, just type
Code:
firefox &
and your good to go.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 07:46 PM   #5
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OR the easy way

In Mandrake 10.1

download the file to the desktop or where ever you want it, double click on it to open it, drag the folder called firefox-installer to the desktop. Double click and open that and click and open the firefox-installer file and it will show the installer and i'm sure you can do the rest.

make sure to change the install location
 
Old 12-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #6
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Ace2005, can you install it this way systemwide? I don't think so, 'cause you will run that file as normal user.
I don't thing logging in as root on KDE or Gnome or whatever, doing that stufff, logging out and logging in as normal user in your WM is a more easier way.
For installing Firefox for only that user...yes it's the most easy way

Boby
 
Old 12-30-2004, 11:04 PM   #7
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Also - that will not place icons where needed. Nor will it create shortcuts.
All that will do is install it - still leaving the user to have to type "/path/to/firefox &" at a console to launch.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:39 AM   #8
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GREAT and thanks for both way to do it. I opted for the command line and have the link set-up 100% and working. Now how can I add an Icon and shortcut to allow it to launch from the menu or desktop?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 06:00 PM   #9
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Thats why i called it the easy way

To set up the icon on the desktop, right click on the desktop, create new, file, Link to Application... Then call it firefox, go to the application tab click Browse, navigate to the firefox file and click ok. I installed it in /home/ace/Firefox/ so '/home/ace/Firefox/firefox' appeared in the box. Go back to the general tab click on the icon, select the firefox icon and you are done

How did you solve the mandrake install crash thing?

Last edited by Ace2005; 12-31-2004 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #10
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Originally posted by scuzzman
Also - that will not place icons where needed. Nor will it create shortcuts.
All that will do is install it - still leaving the user to have to type "/path/to/firefox &" at a console to launch.
I dont use the console to launch anything, i just put an icon on the deskop, but i use opera as my web browser and not firefox, it's nicer and it came as an rpm, i love rpm's

by the way opera 7.54 is rubbish i like the beta 7.60 and here's a link if you want to try it out http://snapshot.opera.com/unix/7.60-...qt.i386-en.rpm

I like firefox but everytime i middle clicked it tried to go to the site, but opera had panning i use that all the time, i dont know how to use that in firefox though, the first time i middle clicked it asked me to configure the middle click options

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