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Old 12-10-2004, 04:50 PM   #16
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^ sry i installed at usr/bin what should i do.....?
 
Old 12-10-2004, 05:13 PM   #17
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/usr/bin/firefox/, i hope... Just move it to /usr/local/ .
 
Old 12-10-2004, 07:03 PM   #18
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Since you insist on not using the official Firefox rpm from Mandrake as I suggested earlier, I'll help you out in another way. The $ sign used below just represents a normal user prompt so don't type it in or paste it.

1) Go to this mozilla ftp site.

2) Select the language that you want firefox to use (I chose en_GB coz I use British English). You'll then be in a folder with several firefox builds, download the one that does not have an installer (firefox-1.0.tar.gz).

3)Once you have downloaded firefox, change into the directory that you downloaded it.

4) untar firefox ($tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.tar.gz)

5) do $su -c "mv firefox /usr/lib/." (include the double quotes and when prompted for the root password enter it)

6) do $su -c "ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/."

Run "firefox" from a console window, it should work fine.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 08:45 PM   #19
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NICE thanx!!! worked like a dream!! thank you
 
Old 12-12-2004, 06:21 AM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
Since you insist on not using the official Firefox rpm from Mandrake as I suggested earlier, I'll help you out in another way. The $ sign used below just represents a normal user prompt so don't type it in or paste it.

1) Go to this mozilla ftp site.

2) Select the language that you want firefox to use (I chose en_GB coz I use British English). You'll then be in a folder with several firefox builds, download the one that does not have an installer (firefox-1.0.tar.gz).

3)Once you have downloaded firefox, change into the directory that you downloaded it.

4) untar firefox ($tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.tar.gz)

5) do $su -c "mv firefox /usr/lib/." (include the double quotes and when prompted for the root password enter it)

6) do $su -c "ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/."

Run "firefox" from a console window, it should work fine.
hey i tried that same method but same error msgs i have been getting
i tried installing the rpm from mandrake for firefox 1.0 but the same problem
any more suggestions??
regards
 
Old 12-13-2004, 11:20 AM   #21
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Hi, I suggest you search on google coz I'm sure I've seen some other forums with a possible solution, but I can remember exactly where. SEarch for "SCIM: im_module_init"
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:37 PM   #22
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hey thannx!! i got one

for those who could not solve their
----
> scim -f x11 -c simple -ns socket -d
> export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
> export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
> export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim

then, launch firefox-installer
-----

from
http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/modules...0062&forum=1&9

regards
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:22 PM   #23
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Angry No no no no no no no no.....


What can be really aggravating is when someone asks a question and gets an answer to something entirely different and hence useless. There's a real forum situation nowadays whereby people try to impart knowledge on what the time is and wind up explaining how to make a watch.

In any situation, to troubleshoot you look at what the actual trouble is, otherwise yer just shootin' :-)
The error message says:
Quote:
SCIM: im_module_init
free(): invalid pointer 0x8210040!
SCIM is a screwy Chinese IME for linux that has a habit of being uncooperative with ./whatever.bin scripts. If you don't speak Chinese, remove the software by:

1) run drakrpm-remove
2) search in the textbox on the top left for "SCIM" (without the quotes)
3) select all the results and click remove

Run your bin, it'll work like magic. This will also stop you having to do an RPM hunt when it comes time to install realplayer and some other software that make use of the bin format. Not everyone likes RPMs, you can have codependencies (x won't install without the dependency y, which depends on x) and they can generally be annoying. To be fair tho, they do make things easier to uninstall so consider what you will do before doing it.


Regards


E.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 11:04 PM   #24
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hey thanks for the info
i did not know about SCIM and i looked for the possible solution around and found that one only.

now i have a better solution from ur side

regards
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:21 AM   #25
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Re: No no no no no no no no.....

Quote:
Originally posted by Elomis SCIM is a screwy Chinese IME for linux that has a habit of being uncooperative with ./whatever.bin scripts. If you don't speak Chinese, remove the software by:
Trouble is, some of us need Chinese input.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:26 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jiawen
Trouble is, some of us need Chinese input.
then in that case u need to follow up with my post above

regards
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:59 AM   #27
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I installed it to /usr/local and made a file firefox and it ran fine.
All I needed to do was create a link to ./firefox and it went ok, but since I have no internet connection yet can't test it.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 03:59 PM   #28
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Re: Re: No no no no no no no no.....

Quote:
Originally posted by Jiawen
Trouble is, some of us need Chinese input.

我明白!


It's not very neat but you can remove scim with rpm -e scim , install firefox with either urpmi firefox or your script, then reinstall scim with urpmi scim . This also means you will install the most recent version of scim which may be more stable.
 
  


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