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Old 05-30-2004, 01:21 AM   #31
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I followed your link and tried those commands in that example and it pulled a bunch of commands, almost like it did when it first installed, but it did not show me any direct paths to where it was located.

I can only assume it did not install.

I cannot express how frustrated I am.

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Originally posted by vdogvictor
Sorry, i'm not trying to be mean i just don't know the answer and I see it asked all the time. try typing "firefox" from the command line. visit this post http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...gram+installed

edit: sorry for posting twice, was an accident. and yes this does seem to be harder for you than it should be.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 01:27 AM   #32
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HI!
OK, Lets start from the beginning!
1. You tried to install mozilla rc version. RC stands for "release candidate". it is not meant to be used by noobs, but by advanced users, who have enough knowledge to catch the bugs.
2. Why don't you try to install mozilla or netscape the way I suggested?
It really is a very easy way.

You'll find netscape here:
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
Click on the "download" button and than just do as I already wrote

Mozilla is here:
http://www.mozilla.org/
Chose Mozilla 1.6, click the link Linux.

During the installation you will be asked where to install the program and you will be able to create a new directory for it as well. So you will have no trouble to find it. If you want to have it in your home directory, run installation as regular user, otherwise run it as root.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 02:04 AM   #33
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I tired the above for netscape and I could not get it to install.

Anyway you can respond offline to miadolphins@sbcglobal.net, I'd be willing to call you, it may be easier for me to install.

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Originally posted by MATJA_KAE_92
HI!
OK, Lets start from the beginning!
1. You tried to install mozilla rc version. RC stands for "release candidate". it is not meant to be used by noobs, but by advanced users, who have enough knowledge to catch the bugs.
2. Why don't you try to install mozilla or netscape the way I suggested?
It really is a very easy way.

You'll find netscape here:
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
Click on the "download" button and than just do as I already wrote

Mozilla is here:
http://www.mozilla.org/
Chose Mozilla 1.6, click the link Linux.

During the installation you will be asked where to install the program and you will be able to create a new directory for it as well. So you will have no trouble to find it. If you want to have it in your home directory, run installation as regular user, otherwise run it as root.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 05:53 AM   #34
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Installing things should not be this hard. All you have to do is open up a konsole and then type su.
type your root password
type this in exactly
urpmi mozilla
that will download and install mozilla. Then if it doesn't appear in your menu (kde or gnome?) press alt+f2 and type mozilla.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:10 AM   #35
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Ok before downloading anything, I tried your Alt F2 command and entered mozilla and it installed my icon and I am able to open it. I am not sure which version of mozilla it is. In other words, I am not sure if it's mozilla-firefox or the other one.

I sort of felt confident so I tried to install "netscape-communicator-4.8-2.norlug.i586.rpm".

I did the typical "rpm Uvh netscape-communicator-4.8-2.norlug.i586.rpm" entry, then it went through those long commands, but I never understand what is going on.

Then I typed "su" then I typed "urpmi netscape" and I get this message; no package named netscape.

I try doing the Alt F2 function, and it says cannot run the specified command.

What am I doing that's so wrong?

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Originally posted by liquidtenmilion
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Installing things should not be this hard. All you have to do is open up a konsole and then type su.
type your root password
type this in exactly
urpmi mozilla
that will download and install mozilla. Then if it doesn't appear in your menu (kde or gnome?) press alt+f2 and type mozilla.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:42 AM   #36
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To get netscape go here
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
there are instructions on how to install it on that site.
and to find out what version of mozilla you have click on help then about mozilla
 
Old 05-30-2004, 12:11 PM   #37
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Here's the version of Mozila; Mozilla 1.4
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030630

I am not sure if it's the one that I donwloaded or the one that I tried to download off the CD many months ago. I never could find the icon, so I figured it had never installed.

I would think if it was Mozilla-Firefox, it would have said that on the above.

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QUOTE]Originally posted by liquidtenmilion
To get netscape go here
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
there are instructions on how to install it on that site.
and to find out what version of mozilla you have click on help then about mozilla
[/QUOTE]
 
Old 05-30-2004, 12:37 PM   #38
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For the first time, I was able to untar in my xterm console: but I followed these commands and nothing happened.

tar zxvf netscape-i686-pc-linux-gnu-installer.tar.gz

the above untarred;

then I typed the following:
./netscape-installer

and I got bash: ./netscape-installer: is a directory

then I typed ./netscape

and it said bash: ./netscape is a directory

No further install occurred.

What next??

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Originally posted by liquidtenmilion
To get netscape go here
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
there are instructions on how to install it on that site.
and to find out what version of mozilla you have click on help then about mozilla
 
Old 05-30-2004, 12:47 PM   #39
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You forgot to change to the new directory. When you untar (btw, tar.gz are some of the harder things to install) a new directory is made, you need to do "ls" to see a list of files, then "cd netscape-installer" replacing, netscape installer w/ w/e its called, then do the commands you tried, (assuming that those commands you read from some place)
 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:13 AM   #40
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Touchdown

Hey Matja;

I finally scored a touchdown and I installed my first tar.gz file onto mandrake. Don't ask me what I did, but after running these commands below in my xterm.

su

cd netscape-installer

./netscape-installer

Then I got that install netscape installer to appear and start the install program. At first, I did have a few problems in trying to select a new directory to install it to.

I installed it to my /home/sinvestments/netscape directory and it worked.

Anyway, I am pretty excited about it.

I do not see a Netscape icon in my menu, do I also hit the Alt F2 key and type netscape to created it?

Thanks for your great help.

d-1.....


Quote:
Originally posted by MATJA_KAE_92
HI!
OK, Lets start from the beginning!
1. You tried to install mozilla rc version. RC stands for "release candidate". it is not meant to be used by noobs, but by advanced users, who have enough knowledge to catch the bugs.
2. Why don't you try to install mozilla or netscape the way I suggested?
It really is a very easy way.

You'll find netscape here:
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
Click on the "download" button and than just do as I already wrote

Mozilla is here:
http://www.mozilla.org/
Chose Mozilla 1.6, click the link Linux.

During the installation you will be asked where to install the program and you will be able to create a new directory for it as well. So you will have no trouble to find it. If you want to have it in your home directory, run installation as regular user, otherwise run it as root.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:41 AM   #41
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If you want to run Netscape using Alt+F2, you must write the path to it:
Code:
 /home/sinvestments/netscape/netscape
You can also make a shortcut by clicking right mouse button on your Desktop and choosing Create new .....
(I don't know what are further English options, but I'm sure you will find the right one)

Next you will need are plug-ins. At least Flashplayer and Java are needed.
First try to figure it out by yourself. If it really doesn't go, come back for help.
Good luck!

 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:59 AM   #42
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I had to type the following to make it work:

file:/home/sinvestments/netscape/netscape

to make it work.

If I left out the word "file:/" it would not open.

d-1



Quote:
Originally posted by MATJA_KAE_92
If you want to run Netscape using Alt+F2, you must write the path to it:
Code:
 /home/sinvestments/netscape/netscape
You can also make a shortcut by clicking right mouse button on your Desktop and choosing Create new .....
(I don't know what are further English options, but I'm sure you will find the right one)

Next you will need are plug-ins. At least Flashplayer and Java are needed.
First try to figure it out by yourself. If it really doesn't go, come back for help.
Good luck!

 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:03 AM   #43
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Quote:
Originally posted by dolphans1
I had to type the following to make it work:

file:/home/sinvestments/netscape/netscape

to make it work.

If I left out the word "file:/" it would not open.

d-1
Did You begin the row with "/" ?
If you dd - it should work without "file:/"
 
Old 05-31-2004, 10:56 AM   #44
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I think I started it with the word "file" when I entered it. The reason being is I had problems installing by entering just /home/sinvestments/netscape, so I entered file:/home/sinvestments/netscape

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Quote:
Originally posted by MATJA_KAE_92
Did You begin the row with "/" ?
If you dd - it should work without "file:/"
 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:12 PM   #45
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You don't have to mess around in the terminal to install firefox (You tried to install that one, right)

Easy steps:
1. Go to http://www.mozilla.org/download.html
2. Download Firefox for Linux (firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz) to your home directory
3. Open your home directory in Konqueror (if you are using KDE)
4. Right click on "firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz" and choose "Unpack here" under "Activities" (I'm using the swedish version so I'm just translating, poorly).
5. Click OK to extract the files in your home directory
6. Wait...
7. You will now have a new folder called "firefox"
8. In that folder you have a file called firefox. Double-click on it and the program starts.
9. Drag the firefox-file to your desktop and choose "create link".
10. Enjoy
 
  


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