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Old 05-06-2005, 07:00 PM   #1
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Firefox Installation

Hi All

I have installed Mozilla firefox 1.0.03 using the built in installer.i think i have installed it to the wrong directory or somthing. once installed the program doesnt appear on any of the menus but i can start it from my home directory. I think that is where it has installed all the files too. how can i go about fixing this. I am using SUSE 9.2. I am a complete newb to linux so go easy
Old 05-06-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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Firefox is the default browser now for SuSE. Did you do an update?

You can download this and install via YaST.

Last edited by JSpired; 05-06-2005 at 07:27 PM.
Old 05-06-2005, 07:26 PM   #3
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Well once installed should be /usr/bin/firefox to launch the browser.Run the install as root and have it go to the right places
Old 05-06-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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linux does not automatically add things to your 'start' menu like windows does. you can make a linke to it (shortcut) button on your desktop if you want.

in KDE you right click the desktop, creat new, file, link to application.

then give it a name, select an icon, go to the last tab and type in :


in the command box.

now you need only clicky the shrotcut button on your desktop to get access to it. you would need to use the control center to add things to your KDE menu if you do not want to clutter up your desktop.
Old 05-06-2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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Just a quick question in this context.
what is the equivalent to the windows "Program Files"?
Is there one ?

Old 05-07-2005, 08:37 AM   #6
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Download the "firefox-1.0.3.tar.gz" not the installer.
Extract to /usr/local/bin/ as root (KMenu > System > File Manager > File manager - super user mode)
Now you can run the firefox shell script.
You can drag it to the kicker for quick access or you can make a shortcut to your kmenu using menu editor.
Right click to kmenu, menu editor > Internet > new entry.


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