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Polanski 11-12-2007 05:16 PM

To whom it may concern,

I have recently installed a new version of seamonkey web browser on my desktop. When I go into /usr/local/seamonkey from the terminal and run the command ./seamonkey in the /usr/local/seamonkey directory it brings up the window for the web browser. What I would like to do is replace the shortcut that is in my applications section with the new version of seamonkey which comes up when I run the command ./seamonkey under the /usr/local/seamonkey directory. How can I replace the new connection to seamonkey by taking out the old connection, the readme that came with the installer is useless. I would like to do this from the command line. The symbol I use is the seamonkey symbol and when I click that the web browser automatically comes up but it is the old version and not the new version. Also this is unrelated but does anyone know how to update fedora core without the cd and just updating it through the internet? The system I am running on my desktop is fedora core 4 and understand that fedora core 7 has come out already. I would like to update to fedora core 7 without losing any of my files and any of my setup on my desktop computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ranger_nemo 11-12-2007 09:03 PM

If you right-click the icon, and choose properties, you should be able to set the shortcut to whatever you want. I use Firefox as my browser. I have an icon for it on my desktop. To change it, I would right-click it and click Properties. In the Application tab, there is a an entry called command. Put the full path to the command there... "/usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey". Click OK, and you should be good to go. I have KDE as my desktop, so if you are using GNOME, it might be a little different, but similar enough.

As for upgrading to the newest version of Fedora, you would prob'ly have to do a re-install... Going from 4 to 8 would be too much of a jump, in my opinion, to do it with an upgrade. If you have a separate /home directory, you wouldn't have to format that, so your settings and files should be OK. Of course, you should always make backups of anything you can't afford to lose.

Polanski 11-15-2007 10:54 PM

How can I do a re-install and save all my information that I have on my desktop computer? Can you take me through it step by step if you could, any help would be greatly appreciated. I will burn fedora core 8 for i386 machines onto a cd and any help after I put the cd inside the cd drive would be greatly appreciated.

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