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Old 12-17-2004, 01:16 AM   #1
ward_1982
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Angry firefox running under gentoo and kde malfunctioning


ok....
im pretty new to linux. having set up and compiled my own gentoo kernel (stage1) and installed kde3.2.1, i then installed firefox under my root account to /usr/lib/firefox thinking that this would be a good place to install it for future use. I then created a link to the program <command = /usr/lib/firefox/firefox> in the program link, and everything works dandy fine under my root account.

however if i create a new account
such as useradd -m -G users,wheel -s /bin/bash foobaraccount
and log into foobaraccount and setup the kde-environment (the defaults are HORRIBLE if any of you guys are kde developers :-p) and then create another program link to be used under this accounts profile, again with the <command=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox> the program cannot start. i can cd /usr/lib/firefox and look and see that everything is there, but i just cant run the program.

does firefox need to be installed in any particular location?
any help would be greately appreciated....because konqueror annoys me and i really do like using firefox, and id like to be able to work on this machine under a non root account...for obvious reasons

thx --sam
 
Old 12-17-2004, 05:19 AM   #2
Vishruth
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Why didn't you just "emerge" firefox? That would have given you better results for sure.

You can either install it from source or binary package... Here's what I get when I run "emerge -s firefox" :

Code:
root@srk-gen vish # emerge -s firefox
Searching...
[ Results for search key : firefox ]
[ Applications found : 2 ]

*  net-www/mozilla-firefox
      Latest version available: 1.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of downloaded files: 31,920 kB
      Homepage:    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
      Description: The Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
      License:     MPL-1.1 NPL-1.1

*  net-www/mozilla-firefox-bin
      Latest version available: 1.0
      Latest version installed: 1.0
      Size of downloaded files: 8,031 kB
      Homepage:    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox
      Description: The Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
      License:     MPL-1.1 NPL-1.1
If you already have the package required by portage and wish to avoid downloading the package again through portage, put the firefox source package (or the binary package, if that's what you're using) in /usr/portage/distfiles directory and then "emerge" your desired flavour of firefox. Good luck...
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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just curious, but i just finished installing gentoo and I have the same question. I'd like to emerge firefox, but I'm not sure which of the two to choose:

[CODE}
root@gauntalus gauntalus # emerge -s firefox
Searching...
[ Results for search key : firefox ]
[ Applications found : 2 ]

* net-www/mozilla-firefox
Latest version available: 1.0
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 31,920 kB
Homepage: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
Description: The Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
License: MPL-1.1 NPL-1.1

* net-www/mozilla-firefox-bin
Latest version available: 1.0
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 8,031 kB
Homepage: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox
Description: The Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
License: MPL-1.1 NPL-1.1
[/CODE]
I'm just curious about the differences between the "net-www/mozilla-firefox" and "net-www/mozilla-firefox-bin" versions there. Sorry if the answer should be obvious, I'm very new to linux. Also, once I get firefox installed, how do I go about removing the Mozilla browser that apparently was installed alongside gnome/xorg?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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Firefox-bin is like the installer from firefox site,firefox will be compiled for your box,for me the firefox is better,some say not much diffrence but emerge firefox will take more time,and check out this ,my fonts look great; http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...=firefox+fonts
also I would remove the other one first.

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-24-2004 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 02:09 PM   #5
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Alright, I'll probably end up emerging the firefox-bin then. My fonts look just fine right now, are there normally problems with that? But anyways, my question:

How do I go about uninstalling mozilla? I was installed already the first time that I pulled up gnome.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #6
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Don't uninstall mozilla just the firefox you installed not using emerge.
 
  


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