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Stupid question but why doesn't Slackware 10.1 ship with Firefox 1.0? I just installed 10.1 and noticed that it comes with other browsers, like Netscape and Mozilla, but no Firefox. Does Pat think firefox is not stable enough yet?
Originally posted by rovitotv Stupid question but why doesn't Slackware 10.1 ship with Firefox 1.0? I just installed 10.1 and noticed that it comes with other browsers, like Netscape and Mozilla, but no Firefox. Does Pat think firefox is not stable enough yet?
Slackware 10.1 is a "maintainance" update, bumping program versions and fixing bugs/security holes. Likely in Slackware 11 firefox will ship.
I found that the linuxpackages 10.1 firefox package did not have anything in the plugins directory. I then found that java was not working anymore on my "current" machine either. I had a look around and found directories for four versions of mozilla in the /usr tree. The 1.7.5 version had a plugins directory pointing at a no longer existing java installation. I edited the softlink to where the latest java sdk is and it then worked. I then copied the java and flash plugins links to the firefox plugins directory and firefox worked also.
I've installed the package from www.linuxpackages.net Does anybody know how to make it use the default profile when i run firefox, when having a firefox already running. Doing ctrl+n is an option to start a new window, but i'm not used to doing this. Every time i run firefox, when a firefox window is already running, the new window will open with a "choose user profile" option and won't let you use the default profile. The same thing happens with the out-of-the-box mozilla. There is a lock file pointing at 127.0.0.1:<pid>, and the other windows you open with ctrl+n are child processes to this one. Is there anything i can do to attach the new window under this scheme?
Last edited by perfect_circle; 02-22-2005 at 07:02 PM.