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n00b linux & firefox question

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by gwalchmai, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I have firefox anf t-bird installed on a RedHat 9 system, and they work fine. I really like the script installers. BUT, how do I launch them? I found firefox and thunderbird "sh" files which seem to be scripts which will launch them, but the system asks if I want to display them or run. I've made links to these on my desktop but I really don't think this is the right way. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    btw, linux is really neat! ;)
     
  2. phool

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    I'm using Mandrake, but I'm pretty sure it's the same.

    Try looking in the /usr/bin directory. if not, I think you can go to the terminal and type in something like "locate firefox" and it will give you a list of locations where the word 'firefox' is.
     

  3. srhoades

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    it should be something like /usr/local/firefox/firefox
     
  4. David_G17

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    make sure you right click desktop and choose "create launcher"
     
  5. Washington D.C.

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    It's very difficult to get Java to work with Firefox in Linux.The Windows Media Player codecs seem to work better in Firefox but for Java it's best to use Mozilla.I have most WMP codecs working in Mozilla but the ones that require Internet Explorer Firefox works better for those.Some of the newer distros that include Firefox have Java working with it.