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firefox on mandrake 10...

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by oldunion, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. oldunion

    oldunion Thread Starter

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    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?
     
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  3. Omega_Shadow

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    Could you explain that in Win-glish? How the heck do I become a root?
     
  4. asdfqwerty

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    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:
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    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
     
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