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Old 10-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
Sushy
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Firefox 1.0.7 installation


Hi!

How should I install Firefox 1.0.7 over console, without X.
Is it possible? Is it possible to use FireFox without X system?
 
Old 10-05-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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The firefox package from mozilla.org is the tar ball for binary file of firefox.
Just extract it and run.
The command depend on the extension of the package you download, try man tar for
more information about how to extract.

For the second questions:
Without X mean without graphic and because firefox is not a console based software
it cannot run without X. Even with X install, you may not be able to run firefox if you
don't have enough library for it.
If you want a console based web browser, try lynx.
I don't understand why do you want to run software without X.
You hardware is strong enough to run any software with X,
and all the distro now include X.
A console based may be used for rescue purpose only.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 11:58 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by TruongAn
The firefox package from mozilla.org is the tar ball for binary file of firefox.
Just extract it and run.
The command depend on the extension of the package you download, try man tar for
more information about how to extract.

For the second questions:
Without X mean without graphic and because firefox is not a console based software
it cannot run without X. Even with X install, you may not be able to run firefox if you
don't have enough library for it.
If you want a console based web browser, try lynx.
I don't understand why do you want to run software without X.
You hardware is strong enough to run any software with X,
and all the distro now include X.
A console based may be used for rescue purpose only.
I need to set up the router with traffic shaping.
So my aim is to configure and run Master Shaper (http://shaper.netshadow.at).
At this point there is several requirements (see http://shaper.netshadow.at/index.php?screen=2; http://shaper.netshadow.at/MasterSha...umentation.pdf)
also requirement to have Web-Browser (with frames support, DHTML and JavaScript,
(http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/)

I believe there is no need to run graphical interfase if I want to run router, but with Master Shaper may be Linux still needs graphical interface to run it all.
Hmm, it is very strange that there is this kind of requirement - Mozilla Firefox.

Can you help?!
 
Old 10-05-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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I believe there is no need to run graphical interfase if I want to run router, but with Master Shaper may be Linux still needs graphical interface to run it all.
Hmm, it is very strange that there is this kind of requirement - Mozilla Firefox.
Its telling you that you configure the router through a web interface so obviously you need a browser to do that. But its talking about a browser on whatever machine you're using to configure the router, not on the router itself.
 
  


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