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Old 10-25-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Installing Software

I was able to successfully install Firefox however I do not know how to make a refference to it in my program menu area. Also I can start Mozilla through the terminal by typing in "mozilla" but I cannot do that for firefox. How do I draw that relationship? I am extreamly new to Linux and would appericate the help.
Old 10-25-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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Where did you install Firefox?? The binaries are in that folder. Once you know where is the folder, you can put a symlink in your path, so typing "firefox" will launch it.
You can put the symlink in /usr/local/bin (which normally is in the path) by typing "ln -s /path/to/firefox firefox" while you are in that folder
Note that you will need root privileges for that.

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You didn't mention what desktop enviroment you are using. In KDE you can right click on the "start" button and then click on menu editor. Browse to where the other web browsers are kept and add new. Now you will be able to add Firefox to the menu. You can also add Firefox's icon by clicking on the new icon (not in the menu but in the menu editor) and browse to the icon folder of firefox and click on the icon.
Old 10-26-2004, 03:39 AM   #4
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This is true as long as you have a firefox packet for your distro, if you donwload the instaler from the webpage, it does not create any entry on the menu, so you have to add it manually.
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