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Old 02-03-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Where to put install files for firefox?


I just installed SuSE 9.1 personal, and I am working on getting it up and running. I just downloaded the firefox 1.0 installer. It wants to install it's files in my home directory. I would just like to know where I should be putting these files!

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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I'm no expert and I'm sure there is a 'correct' place for such files. However, I think you can make a directory called 'work' in your home directory and just import every Firefox file into and install from there. I believe FF will put files where it needs them without your direction

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:44 PM   #3
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Home should be *fine* although when you install most other stuff it goes to /usr/local/. The problem with the firefox installer is that it doesn't install stuff like linux does...it kind of puts everything in one directory. (whereas most linux apps put stuff all over the place, which is sometimes confusing but not a problem)
 
Old 02-04-2005, 12:24 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

If you're familiar with Red Hat 9 and SuSE, you may understand how easy it is to go through your life without ever having to know where the heck those files went.

thanks again,
-Travis.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:06 AM   #5
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shortcuts

Now that I've got it installed (and am currently uing it) how do I get the shortcut on the taskbar? I tried right-clicking the application but ther's no "create shorcut" or "link" or "alias". I tried right-clicking the taskbar, but that had limited results too.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:44 AM   #6
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Right click your panel, you should see the option Panel Menu-->Add-->Application Button-->Internet. The firefox icon may be at the root of the Internet section or under Browsers, In either case just click on the icon when you see it. :-)
 
Old 02-04-2005, 11:53 AM   #7
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Actyally, there was no firefox button to add after right-clicking the panell. I had to go to the Konquero shortcut, right click it, changre the name, the description, type the path the the firefox app, and finally browse to the icon file for it.

But it looks just great now!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 12:01 PM   #8
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I think I may have made a bad noob mistake when I installed firefox. I can't set new themes, I think it may be because I installed it as root. When I tried installing as a normal user, i got a write priveleges error message.

I think maybe 'cause I installed as root it dodn't create the necessary files in my home directory, and that's why I can't set themes?

thank agfain for your help
-travis
 
Old 02-04-2005, 02:57 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by trempel
I think I may have made a bad noob mistake when I installed firefox. I can't set new themes, I think it may be because I installed it as root. When I tried installing as a normal user, i got a write priveleges error message.

I think maybe 'cause I installed as root it dodn't create the necessary files in my home directory, and that's why I can't set themes?

thank agfain for your help
-travis
Don't install it as root. Remove the directory as root, and do it over again as a normal user. Plus, you can put the firefox directory wherever you like, and it will work. I put mine in /home/alex/.firefox/ since i'm the only user of this computer. If you installed as root, a normal user won't be able to change the configuration files, but only be able to run the files and read from them, but not write or modify or erase.
 
  


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