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AgedNoob 06-01-2005 10:23 PM

kde or gnome w/ firefox on suse 9.3
 
Have been using SuSe with kde for a year and have been quite happy with it except for konqueror browser which has problems with several web sites I need to access. I put firefox on honey's windoze machine and it accesses these web sites just fine. I bought SuSe 9.3 mainly because it comes with gecko based firefox. I'm not very linux savvy so I would like my installation choices to give me the most problem free and seamless setup. What would be my best choices considering firefox is necessary and kde is preferred among: kde and gnome; thunderbird, kontact, or evolution? OpenOffice is my main use after the web.

damantis 06-02-2005 12:58 AM

Just install KDE, and then the GNOME base libraries. You'll be able to run GNOME apps in KDE without having to fully install the GNOME desktop.

YaST should automatically install the GNOME libraries when you select a GNOME application to be installed.

After that, you can use any program you want, though Konqueror and Kontact will integrate better into KDE as they're made for it.

reddazz 06-02-2005 03:26 AM

On most distros Firefox does not use the gnome libraries. All you need is to have the gtk2 toolkit installed and Firefox will work in any Desktop Enviroment or window manager.

equinox 06-02-2005 07:36 AM

Whether you install Gnome or KDE, YaST will install Firefox by default.

reddazz 06-02-2005 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by equinox
Whether you install Gnome or KDE, YaST will install Firefox by default.
If you choose KDE only, forefox is not installed by default unless you select it at install time or afterwards using yast. :)

gd2shoe 06-03-2005 12:25 AM

Easy enough.

YaST-> Software-> Install and Remove Software

change the filter to "Search" and do a search for firefox. It will show up on the left. Check it and install. YaST will handle all the dependencies for you. Easy.

You don't have to, but you may want to replace the konqueror quick launch button with one for firefox. This is not hard, but must be done yourself. Just right click on the button, and select "Remove". Then right click in the empty space, and select: Panel Menu-> Add-> Application Button-> Internet-> Web Browser-> Firefox.

equinox 06-03-2005 01:25 AM

Quote:

quote:Originally posted by equinox
Whether you install Gnome or KDE, YaST will install Firefox by default.


If you choose KDE only, forefox is not installed by default unless you select it at install time or afterwards using yast. :)
This may be pre 9.3, but in 9.3 this is done by default.

reddazz 06-03-2005 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by equinox
This may be pre 9.3, but in 9.3 this is done by default.
I installed 9.3 yesterday on a friends machine and it wasn't selected when I chose the KDE minimal installation. :)


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