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#1 OFFLINE   quint

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 02:44 PM

I did split it off from The Tips, Bruno

Bruno, on May 21 2003, 12:59 PM, said:

  INSTALLING FIREFOX IN LINUXStep by step instructionBecause installing Firefox is different from all other install-routines I made a step by step instruction for it.Download the file to your ¨/home/bruno¨ directoryYou can get the lastes file Here( Get the one that does NOT have "installer" in the name )After downloading it go to your home directory, open a terminal/console and type$ su< password ># mv firefox* /usr/local/bin/# cd /usr/local/bin/# tar -zxvf firefox*log out root:Ctrl+dType ¨menudrake¨ and you´ll get a GUI where you can add an entry in --> Networking --> WWW.( NOTE: menudrake is for Mandrake . . for other distro´s type "kmenuedit" )Call it Firefox and fill in as command: /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefoxSaveClose MenudrakeClose the consoleand have a look in your ¨menu¨ it should be there ! ( you can drag a shortcut from the menu on your desktop or ¨taskbar¨ )If everything works okay you can delete the .tar.gz package from /usr/local/bin:# rm /usr/local/bin/*.tar.gzHappy browsing ! :DB) Bruno
Bruno,Will MozFirebird being in this new directory, enable easy SWFlash/FlashPlayer plugin install? Also, how to assign a custom icon on the: "K" > Networking > WWW > Firebird? Don't care for any of the defaults, but don't see a "browse" choice. Thanks for all these great tips - "You da man". :lol:
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Posted 21 May 2003 - 02:49 PM

Quint, the Firebird directory has a plugin folder, just place the plugins in there. As for the icon, just click on the icon in Menudrake as you set the enty for Firebird and you can pick one of the many available.:lol: Bruno

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 02:50 PM

I just created a shortcut in /usr/bin for Firebird, leaving the program folder in my /home/ryan directory...  This worked well making installing extensions and plugins :)I then downloaded a .png file for a new icon and dropped it in the folder where the rest of the KDE icons are (can't remember off the top of my head (just do a search for icon or *.png and it'll tell you where the KDE icons are)).  You can then change the icon and your new icon will be in the list! :lol:

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 02:54 PM

Yes Ryan, you could leave it in your /home directory, no problem. I just like all my programs in /usr/local/bin, by default empty and ready to recieve the users own programs. + it kind of keeps my /home tidy ;)Also, if you make a link later in /usr/local/bin to /usr/local/bin/firebird/firebird you can start it from the commandline because ti will be in your ¨path¨.:lol: Bruno

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 02:56 PM

Bruno and Ryan - many thanks! You guys have one on me. :lol:
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Posted 21 May 2003 - 09:14 PM

Did some checking and if you drop the png icon file into the /usr/share/icons folder, then it will show up in the system icons listing! ;)  Couldn't remember exactly where it was, and did boot into Mandrake to check! :D This will work with any icon!  Very handy tip for customizing your icons ;)

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 09:41 PM

GolfProRM, on May 21 2003, 09:14 PM, said:

Did some checking and if you drop the png icon file into the /usr/share/icons folder, then it will show up in the system icons listing! :D  Couldn't remember exactly where it was, and did boot into Mandrake to check! ;) This will work with any icon!  Very handy tip for customizing your icons ;)
Ryan,Thanks, worked like a charm. ;)
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