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Old 01-12-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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Firefox binary not executing?


Greetings all,

I am new to Linux and in the last 3 days have tried 3 different downloaded distros on my newly-built Athlon 64 4000+ system.
Right now I'm pretty much settled on Kubuntu, since I am fond of KDE.

First thing I did after installing Kubuntu tonight was to try and install Firefox 1.5, since it is a better browser than Konquerer.
(let alone Internet Exporer..hah) However, when I un-tarred the file into a directory, I found that the firefox-bin file will not execute. Now, I'm not sure what to do to get Firefox functioning. I have read that you only need to un-tar the tar.gz file into a subdirectory to get it work.

Is there a step I have missed?

I know it's probably been asked before, but I couldn't find anything regarding the bin file not executing.

Thanks in Advance

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Old 01-12-2006, 06:10 AM   #2
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You must run ./firefox and not ./firefox-bin
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:23 AM   #3
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I tried running the firefox shell script file. That doesn't work either.

I un-tarred my tar.gz file in my /usr/local folder, so that Firefox is in /usr/local/firefox. Would this cause problems?

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Old 01-12-2006, 06:28 AM   #4
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What is the error you get you're trying to run ./firefox?
Mind that since you installed it at /usr/local then you must run it as root.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:49 AM   #5
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What is the error you get you're trying to run ./firefox? Mind that since you installed it at /usr/local then you must run it as root.
That's just it.. I'm not getting _any_ error message when I try to run ./firefox. Nothing happens at all when I try to click on the firefox shell script, which is what I think you're referring to.

You meant root as in root permission, right?

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Old 01-12-2006, 07:44 AM   #6
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Open an xterm and run:
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/usr/local/firefox/firefox
. This should produce some output if there is something wrong. Else try to untar firefox in your home directory without being the root user and run it from there.
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You meant root as in root permission, right?
Yes, by default only the root user can write to /usr/local
 
Old 01-22-2006, 07:04 PM   #7
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Try this

i went to the directory where firefox was extracted and typed 'firefox' and whoa! the browser was up.
Now how the hell should I add this to my Menu Bar?
Thanks
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:34 PM   #8
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use the full path for the command.

ex.

/usr/local/firefox/firefox
 
  


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