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Old 08-05-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy problem with firefox


I installed firefox browser on mandrake linux 10.0 with kde 3.2 and when i start it in user mode ir just loads in the taskbar and the closes can anyone help me
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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It sounds like it is corrupt. I would reinstall firefox. They just released a new (bug-fixed) version the other day so it is a good idea to reinstall anyway.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:16 PM   #3
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I'm willing to bet you installed it as root, right?

I had a similar problem and it is probably a permissions problem. I think as user when running the firefox startup script you don't have the proper permissions to run, read certain files.

I fixed the problem by uninstalkling and then reinstalling in /usr/local.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 01:50 AM   #4
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I'm willing to bet you installed it as root, right?

I had a similar problem and it is probably a permissions problem. I think as user when running the firefox startup script you don't have the proper permissions to run, read certain files.

I fixed the problem by uninstalkling and then reinstalling in /usr/local.
I installed it as a user from an rpm package i don't know where it installed if you can help me i haven't sorted the problem yet how do i install it when i download it from their website ?
 
Old 08-06-2004, 02:23 AM   #5
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Simply extract it with Ark then click on the installer - straightforward.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 02:36 AM   #6
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Simply extract it with Ark then click on the installer - straightforward.
That's what i've done but when i try to start it nothing happens i installed it in Documents/Firefox/firefox-installer/firefox and nothing happens when i click firefox
 
Old 08-06-2004, 02:14 PM   #7
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try it from the command line,
cd /Documents/Firefox/firefox-installer/ (or whatever the directory you have it in is called)
./firefox-instaler

this shoiuld start up an installer screen just like in Windows. Tell it to install in /usr/local (I know that has propewr permissions)
 
  


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