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niki 09-17-2003 07:52 PM

Firebird Install
can anyone describe how to install the Firebird browser on Knoppix. I've downloaded and unzipped the program to this directory /root/MozillaFirebird.
can't find any installer but the MozillaFirebird directory has a file named "", problem is I can't seem to get it to run, I'm new to Linux so any advice appreciated.


fordboy0 09-17-2003 07:58 PM

Just to be clear, I've used Knoppix before, but I'm not versed in the idiosyncrasies...

Are you trying to run it like so?

Make sure to type the "./" (without the quotes of course :) ) before


rahulsundaram 09-17-2003 08:05 PM


chmod +x

this sets the executable bit if somehow it hasnt already been set


./ means the current directory. it is not on the path for security reasons.

have fun

rahul sundaram

Demonbane 09-17-2003 08:09 PM

run the mozilla firebird executable directly.


niki 09-17-2003 08:58 PM

Thanks guys for the quick replies what worked eventually was
Demonbanes suggestion ./MozillaFirebird, thanks again.

don't want to push my luck here, but is there an easier way to start-up Firebird as opposed to typing console commands, I'd like to start it from my desktop ideally, same way that you start Konqueror.


mr_sas 09-17-2003 09:25 PM

make a desktop shortcut that points to /root/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird I can't remember how that's done in kde but i'd assume by rightclicking on the desktop or the MozillaFirebird file

niki 09-17-2003 09:46 PM

yes I tried that, root/ MozillaFirebird directory contains a file with the same name (MozillaFirebird)
clicking on it opens the browser. but when I place a shortcut to this file on the desktop it doesn't work?


Demonbane 09-17-2003 10:18 PM

Ok first login as root or su, then creat a file , say named "firebird" that has this line in it:


then put it in /usr/bin and do

chmod 755 /usr/bin/firebird

now right click anywhere on kde desktop, Creat New-Link to application
Give it any name you want and choose a pretty icon(one that comes with mozilla firebird is ugly..) Then in the execute tab put "/usr/bin/firebird" as the command. This should do the trick.

niki 09-17-2003 11:33 PM

thanks, it's done and working!

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