firefox on mandrake 10...

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

oldunion

Thread Starter
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
213
K, lets start by saying i am xp familiarized and will be unreceptive to l337 linux talk. ive downloaded firefox a few times but their directions are sketchy for installation. now i know you cant double click on an icon to install it, so what is the process for installing firefox? and the mozilla website was talking about how id need a java plugin for firefox, i would definately like to avoid this-possible?
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2004
Messages
4,319
The solution to this problem is to go into your home folder and, as root, delete the .mozilla folder. Then, as your normal user, create a new .mozilla folder in its place. After doing this, you should be able to run firefox as a normal user with no problem.
Could you explain that in Win-glish? How the heck do I become a root?
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
Messages
59
Omega_Shadow said:
Could you explain that in Win-glish? How the heck do I become a root?
You become root by opening up a terminal, typing the command:
Code:
su
then put your root password in at the prompt.
when you are done being root type the command
Code:
exit

To the person who opened this thread:
The easiest (and best) way to install/remove software is using the package manager that comes with your distro. Someone said that it was yum for Mandrake, if that is true here is the instructions:

Open up a terminal window
type the command:
Code:
yum install firefox
then answer y to the prompt asking you if it's ok.

To learn more about yum and installing removing programs type in
Code:
yum help
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top