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Old 07-29-2004, 10:53 PM   #1
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Where to install fire-fox to show up in the browser choice menu?


Hello everyone. I have a question about installing Mozilla fire-fox I'm using MDK 10 & KDE 3.2 I managed to untar the file correctly and I can install it also but i'm not sure where to put it so when I use KDE I can find it under the browser choices under the all applications tab?
 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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i usually put it in /usr/local/firefox. there's a kde program that will scan for new programs on the system to put them on the menu, but i don't know what it's called. however, you can right-click on the "K" menu and edit it, add an item, and make that item run the firefox executable.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:01 AM   #3
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Hi there thanks for your reply . I found an rpm which works execpt it stated something about bad signatures I still installed it and everything is there as I expected but when I choose Mozilla fire-fox it appears to start the app then nothing happens?? So I tried the tar file again and installed it into /usr/share/applnk-mdk/internet/web browsers and I still get the same result. Does any one know of another rpm that might work?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:01 AM   #4
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i don't know about the rpm, but as i remember, to install firefox, all you have to do is download and un-tar/zip the package to somewhere anywhere (i suggest /usr/local/firefox). then just run the firefox script in the firefox directory. no need to compile, definitely no need for an rpm.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:36 AM   #5
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Well that does work but I wanted to launch the browser from my kstart button under the web browser options just like konkeror and Mozilla . When I used the rpm it is listed there but now after I moved files and deleted files fire-fox won't run at all even after re-installing it again from the tar file.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:20 PM   #6
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Old 07-30-2004, 01:21 PM   #7
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You're going to have to add it to the menu by hand as rgiggs suggested. The downloaded version of Firefox will not add itself to the menu of your DE.
 
  


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