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Old 02-02-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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how to start a newly installed application ?

i just installed red hat 9 and downloaded firefox

i extract and installed into my comp.

then... how do i start it ???
Old 02-02-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
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If you really NEED to start it NOW then open up a virtual console and type
$ firefox
and it'll start

However, you probably want it in a menu or on your desktop. If you're using KDE, I believe it has some sort of program that will attempt to detect newly installed software and add it to the menu. It's under "system" or "configuration" or something (obviously I'm not using KDE right now or I'd tell you exactly where it is). Gnome may have something similar.

In KDE if you right-click on the desktop and select "new" and then "shortcut" or "application" or something like that you can specify an application to be run. Just type in "firefox" as the application and you should be golden. Then you've got a desktop shortcut. It probably won't have the pretty firefox logo, though

This might help

Sorry if this seems like a little manual work. There's gotta be some RPM out there that might do the menu thing automagically.

-- the dudeman
Old 02-02-2005, 02:23 AM   #3
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When I installed firefox, a dialog came up with the default installation directory called 'firefox-install'. I had change it to /usr/local/firefox.

Do you remember where it installed to.

First if you enter 'which firefox', you can find out where the program is located. If it isn't in the path, you will need to locate where it was installed.

Try the command: find /usr -iname "firefox*"

You may need to create a link to the firefox program in /usr/bin, or add the location of the installation directory to the PATH variable, if firefox doesn't start from the console.

You can also go into the menu editor to add the command to KMenu. There is an icon in the same directory where firefox was installed.
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thanks for all the reply i on my way to starting firefox....


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