NEWBIE! How to create a destination folder??
Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:42 AM
If im ever sucessful at this how would i get rid of mozilla icoon in tray and replace it with firefox icon?
I truly would appreciate any help anyone could offer me. Its a rough learning curve and im 68 yrs old.
Thank you all,
Posted 11 February 2005 - 02:58 PM
The Firefox installer is a tar.gz package which you will have to unpack. You can do so by right-clicking on the package and selecting unpack from the drop-down menu. Once thats done then you enter the terminal, use root access and navigate to the unpacked firefox directory by doing this
cd (firefox directory. example.. /home/emccornack/Desktop/firefox)
Then follow the instructions. I might be wrong cos im using Fedora Core 3 now which includes Firefox by default so i havent installed Firefox manually for some time already. I might be wrong so pls post the results here:-)
Are you using KDE or GNOME as your default GUI? To change the icon i believe you can just right-click the icon, select Properties then Custom icon.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:18 PM
Well that didnt do it.No problem getting to root etc. But when i type what you said always comes up as no such command, or no such diretory. I tried differnt combinations of things with that string, but nothing worked. Seems its still not creating a directory or anything. Any other ideas? From anyone? This has got to be really simple....but it sure is fustrating...
Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:54 AM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:56 AM
First post where you currently have the Firefox package on your system. The package should be called firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz.
If you were able to run the command mkdir -p /usr/local/internet/firefox, then use your file manager to navigate to that directory and see if it is there.
Have you extracted the package yet? If so where? The directory, after extracting it should be called firefox-installer and should be in the same directory as the gz package.
These are instructions, for reference for us to use later. ignore them for now;
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:00 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:45 AM