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Old 08-26-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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Trouble Installing Firefox 0.9.3 in Fedora Core 2

I am a n00b to linux, having dabbled slightly in RedHat 9.0 and Mandrake, all with too many troubles for their worth. I've recently installed Fedora Core 2, and the troubles that I had (getting my wireless card working) have been solved.

Now...when I try to install Firefox 0.9.3 it gets all the way up to the actual installation and then just disappears. As in, before any files are copied to my system, the program disappears and I guess closes itself. I've been installing from root, if that makes any difference. I've tried everything I could think of (which isn't much), and searched for any similar problems. I recieve no errors of any kind; it just closes.

My system configuration is:
CPU: AthlonXP 1800+ OC'd to 1.67GHz
Mobo: Asus A7V333
RAM: 512MB PC2700
Video: GeForce4 Ti 4400 w/ 128MB RAM
Storage: 120GB Windows Drive & 13GB Linux Drive
Kernel Version: 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 w/ 16K Stack Size

I've tried installing Firefox on the regular Kernel and it still wouldn't work. The reason I go the regular kernel was due to nVidia Drivers (which I still haven't installed).

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!
Old 08-27-2004, 07:29 AM   #2
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i'm assuming this isn't an RPM issue

you are running the installation from the shell script yes?

You're not running any other moz based browsers (netscape, moz, galeon, ... there's a few)?

root@stormcrow:~$ tar xzf firefox-0.9.3-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz
root@stormcrow:~$ cd firefox-installer/
firefox-installer* header.xpm license.txt xpi/
root@stormcrow:~/firefox-installer$ ./firefox-installer

run whilst in KDE / Gnome / whateverGUIYou'reUsing. and it should all be grand

That said, i'd generally install firefox as myself (ie not root) to a directory in my home dir
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PS if you do it this way and something goes flaky you are bound to get SOME output.
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I do have Mozilla installed that came with Fedora 2, how would I go about uninstalling it?
Thanks a lot!
Old 08-29-2004, 06:11 AM   #5
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Surely Fedora has a package manager in its Control Center. If it's anything like the RH 9 package manager (RH9 being the last and only RH variant I've ever used), you should be able to uncheck the checkbox next to the name of the package in question to uninstall it.

Or, of course, you could use rpm -e <package_name>.

Hope this helps.


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