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Old 10-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Web browser/plugin questions


I recently installed Debian, and Firefox wasn't available, so I got Debian's imitation IceWeasel. The problem is that it is based on an old, slow, incompatible, and outdated version of Firefox. I really wish I could get the real thing, especially because some of my favorite plugins don't work in it.

Also I am having trouble with gnash and GIJ working. I am thinking that it would be also better to have the real Firefox for these to work, because that's what they're made for.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Ok,so purge Iceweasel.Then download FF from the Mozilla website and install.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installing_Firefox

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Did that, but when I execute Firefox it says:

Code:
/usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11
-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 10-08-2009, 06:31 AM   #4
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Do you have libgtk2.0-0 installed?.
If not,install it and try again.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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Code:
# apt-get install libgtk2.0-0

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
libgtk2.0-0 is already the newest version.
libgtk2.0-0 set to be manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded
What does "set to be manually installed" mean?

I am actually writing this on iceweasel, continuing to run from RAM after being purged by APT. The address an search don't work anymore.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:10 AM   #6
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Maybe the package it wants is called something else?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 12:41 PM   #7
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Are you using an Amd64 machine by any chance?.
The reason i ask is,i tried FF myself and got the same errors.

If you are sure you don't want to use Iceweasel there are a couple of options.

http://getswiftfox.com/index.htm

Swiftfox has a .deb file to download.

Or another option is Opera:

http://www.opera.com/

You can add their repository to your apt sources and install using the package manager.
It's probably a good idea to remove FF as well,if it's not going to be used.
Personally i find Iceweasel works fine for me,but to each his own.
 
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Yes, I am using AMD64 Debian (Intel Core i7 920 CPU).

I can't seem to be able to install Swiftfox.
 
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Yes, I am using AMD64 Debian (Intel Core i7 920 CPU).

I can't seem to be able to install Swiftfox.
I thought you might be using Amd64 as well.
Might be a good idea to add that to your profile.
I tried Swiftfox myself,the only additional dependency i needed was ia32-libs-gtk,it then installed without problems.
We'll need the error messages to help diagnose the problem.
You are trying to install the Amd64 .deb?.
If you copy and post the output of dpkg -i Swiftfox from your shell we should be able to help.

Did you try Opera?,it installed for me without any problems.
 
  


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