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Old 03-21-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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Web Brower Problem


Hi ive just started using linux today and ive installed RedHat 9. I removed the standard mozilla brower and installed firefox. Now it seems that i cannot load docbook files and when i click on url's in my evolution email messages nothing happens and i need to manually copy and paste the link to get it to work.

By the looks of things ive screwed something when changing browers! Is there some way i can tell the system to use firefox now? A config file perhaps? Kinda stuck!

Any help would be great.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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what desktop environment ?
you can go into the control center or equivalent, and go into
the preferred applications utility, and get it to point to
firefox for your preferred browser ...
unless evolution has an option like this in its preferences ..
but since i don't use evolution i have no idea if that option
does exist, but in any case the above will work ..
 
Old 03-21-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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Oh sorry, the environment is KDE i think. I done what you suggested, pointed the preffered application web browser tab to point to /usr/lib/firefox %s. However when i try to open my docbook files still nothing happens. Ive noticed that they seem to use htmlview to open them, is this an application or some sort of pointer to my browser? Maybe this isnt configured properly? I may be barking up the wrong tree as i dont really have much of a clue.

Thanks for the reply drozz.

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Old 03-22-2004, 02:44 AM   #4
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I recently installed evolution mail on RH 9 and evolution does not open links for me either.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 05:55 AM   #5
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You have to cahnge the gnome preferred applications.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:02 AM   #6
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beejayzed....so they should log into gnome once and set prefered apps in that desktop env too? Please clarify/explain what is going on.... I'm curious.

thx
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:43 AM   #7
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Ah working now, thanks for your help everyone.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:54 AM   #8
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sooooooo... was it the gnome prefered apps?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:31 PM   #9
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Actually, no. I removed firefox and reinstalled mozilla, but i figured out the problem after i done this and i think i can see how to relate it to firefox. I edited the file /usr/bin/mozilla to reflect the new location of my install. For some reason it had kept the old locations of the install that came with my distro.
For firefox i assume all that has to be done is the same.

Now i can open docbook files with mozilla and use the clickable links in my email without any problems at all.

Dont really know if how i done it was the proper way, but hey, it works!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:33 PM   #10
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I am very familiar with the preferred apps gui, and had entered opera %s, which does not work. so I chose one of their selections, netscape/mozilla (I have moz 1.4), and no go Tried mozilla %s and no go. I have had trouple with this area, for instance in selecting the text editor, joe will not work form the dropdown. I have to use nasty emacs.

When I upgraded from RH 7.2 to 9, some of the the gnome 1 libs are still hanging around with the gnome 2 upgrade. This has caused me problems with nautilis and a couple of other gnome programs. I have to do a killall .gconfd to get them to work from time to time. Don't know if that has anything to do with it, but it might.
 
  


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