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Old 02-28-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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Wink Fox fire me ....

Now that I have linux and still learning it I want thebest browser for it which is foxfire.

My question is where can I get it and how do I installed. I ask that question cause I still trying to get java installed cause almost every site needs it. so hopefully it will already be in foxfire ...

Thanks in Adv ...
Old 02-28-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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you can download it here
Old 02-28-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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u just extract it to a folder then either type ./firefox in that directory or u could make a shortcut for it on the desktop
Old 02-28-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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Use heema's address ... the one nifenbak listed seems to be for the Windows version only.

Make sure you download the Linux version that says XFT in the name!!!
Old 02-29-2004, 03:37 PM   #5
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It would be advisable to first install Java if you have an oldish version of it.

The xft version is the better one, but there's no installer. Is uncompacting the end of the story?

There's not much information on the Firefox pages, and I too would like to install it on my Libranet. Perhaps the instructions for Mozilla could be used?

And make sure you've got the right libraries (I've got an oldish version of Libranet, mind you!).

Thanks for your help!

Old 02-29-2004, 05:20 PM   #6
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To install Firefox, simply :

Extract the Tarball
Click into the extracted directory
Then simply drag the Firefox icon onto your desktop - straightforward
Old 03-01-2004, 06:00 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot, Skyline! I'll try installing Java first and then Firefox. i'll report as soon as possible!

Old 03-01-2004, 11:25 AM   #8
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I tried installing firefox last night. This Firefox icon that is supposed to start the program turns out to be a link to the home page that just contains download information. The run-Mozilla icon shows to be a dead link when I try to run it. I uninstalled Mozilla before downloading Firefox. Does Firefox need Mozilla installed to operate? Is the page link a message indicating this?

Also, since none of the Firefox programs were working for me, I tried to delete them, but I was unable to delete any of the files, even as root. Any ideas?

tim s
Old 03-03-2004, 02:44 PM   #9
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I followed your instructions, and gunzipped and untarred in usr/local/firefox after logging in as root (not su) and chmoding the tar.gz file to a+x as was indicated on this forum for installing java.

I now have a firefox directory and a firefox subdirectory because I creatred a firefox directory insto which I copied the compressed file and uncompressed it, which created that subdirectory.

I typed ./firefox in the terminal, which i assume is the way to launch firefox. Got the anwser :./firefox.bin error when loading shared library cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I can search for that file on the debian site.
Didn't find any firefox icon, just one file called "firefox" which says "shell script" when you move the mouse on the file in Konqueror. When you click on it , e message pops up saying "can't find the program".

Well, I feel like a fool!


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Old 03-15-2004, 11:39 AM   #10
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Didn't find the file on the Debian site.

This may not even be the missing file at all.

Well, Firefox will have to wait until i download a mozilla deb package. Then the right libraries will hopefully get installed for all the new app.

Perhaps the kernel is too old ( 2.4 .19)



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