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Old 08-21-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Installing Netscape 7.1 on Suse 9.1 Pro

I got Netscape downloaded and (almost) successfully installed on my machine. However, Netscape does not appear in my "start directory" (at least, that's what its called in Windows--i.e. the directory that begins in the lower left portion of the screen with the green suse icon). I have to go to the root directory to activate the program by clicking a "shell script" icon that starts the program (then it works just fine).

I cannot get the Netscape icon on my desktop either. I can put a "link to shell script" icon on the desktop, and that does start the program just fine. Can anyone help me finish this installation so that it is a bit more "professional"? I would like to get Netscape into the same directory as all of the other web browsers that I have.

In the past, I downloaded the Epiphany and Amaya web browsers and they automatically went to the correct directory when I "untarred" and installed them, so I can't understand why the Netscape didn't. By the way, I did download the linux compatible version of Netscape.

Thanks in advance,

Some randomn guy who gave Bill Gates the boot.
Old 08-21-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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First of all, don't use it.
It's crap.
Try FireFox (the best netscape based browser ever):

For Netscape,
Just open a console and type "netscape" to start it.
Follow SuSE's 'help' instructions to add it in your menu(if this doesn't happens after your first use of it).


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