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Old 02-22-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
salviadud
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Unhappy installed firefox package on slackware 10.0, i can't find it


i'm such a noob. i downloaded firefox 1.0 from linuxpackages.net for slackware 10.0

i then proceeded to install the package as root from the terminal. i used the utility, pkgtool

when i search for firefox on my computer it gives me a weird directory
/root/.mozilla

or
/root/.firefox

something like that...

what did i do wrong???

i want to install firefox as a package and be able to use it not as root, but as a common user.

i have not rebooted yet....

would that fix it?

*i don't like to reboot, i got wireless lan, it's painful to get online*

help apreciated
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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did you try typing in firefox on the CLI or wherever your run menu is.... on KDE click on the panel and click on Run , in gnome click on the gnome footprint and Run
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
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if you use kde , just look at the package with "ark ".
it'll show you what is installed where....

also : " $less /var/log/packages/<firefox---blabla> will give you that file list.

egag
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:10 PM   #4
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I'm not at my computer at the moment, but you should be able to type
Code:
mozilla-firefox
to run the program, if I remember correctly.

You can use tab completion on the commandline to find the correct command to type. Type
Code:
moz
then the tab key twice to get a list of commands that start with moz, same with fire then tab twice. Good way to remember (and discover) commands you don't use often.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Why dont you download the Generic Linux Firefox tar.gz from mozilla.com??? it is the easiest thing... just untar to a folder... run firefox-installer... follow the on-screen instruccions... and that's it.

I use the generic one.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:17 PM   #6
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Thumbs up right on

funny, i tried
Code:
firefox
then i tried
Code:
mozilla
and yes, i had the generic one, but i guess i didn't want to have a hazzle with setting permissions for new progs.

guys, thanx a bunch. you are a lot of help
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:36 PM   #7
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I think I had the same problem. Total newb here . I installed firefox 1.0 and it works fine but I dont have an icon anywhere to launch it.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:08 PM   #8
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what window manager are you using ? just create a link on your deskbar or panel and link it to the firefox install directory.... e.g. if you installed firefox in /usr/local (this is where i usually install it)

the link would be: /usr/local/firefox/firefox
 
Old 02-24-2005, 01:51 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by brokenflea
what window manager are you using ? just create a link on your deskbar or panel and link it to the firefox install directory.... e.g. if you installed firefox in /usr/local (this is where i usually install it)

the link would be: /usr/local/firefox/firefox
kde 3.2.3, and you have to give me more detailed steps here. total newb. sorry
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:55 PM   #10
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Re: installed firefox package on slackware 10.0, i can't find it

Quote:
Originally posted by salviadud
*i don't like to reboot, i got wireless lan, it's painful to get online*
I'm new to slackware and wireless networking in Linux (I got a really cheap pentium 1 laptop), and the way I fixed the wireless issue is by putting the commands that configure my network into /etc/rc.d/rc.local

for example:

Code:
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.7 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
route add default gw 192.168.1.1 dev wlan0
I installed the lwlan package and am using a Linksys WPC11 wireless card. Hope this helps

EDIT: I just installed firefox, and the executable is mozilla-firefox. Run from the terminal (or add to a fluxbox/blackbox menu, run from a run dialog box):

Code:
mozilla-firefox
It works for me
/EDIT

Last edited by thegnu; 03-04-2005 at 03:13 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:22 PM   #11
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pkgtool

You can use pkgtool. As root, run pkgtool, and one of the options in the menu will show you what files were installed by each Slackware package that you have installed. Find the right one, mozilla-firefox or whatever it is, and then type this:

ln -s /path/to/mozilla-firefox (or firefox, whichever) /usr/bin/firefox

This second step allows you to just type firefox at the command prompt and start up firefox.
 
  


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