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    I have done this many tines in Debian, It is fairly straight forward.

    You have already downloaded the version you want. Make sure it for the right architecture (i386 or X86_64 etc.) and assuming that's the case do the following:

    1. Copy /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop to your home directory
    2. Uninstall the Firefox that is already using your package manager.
    3. Extract version 19 to /opt/firefox
    4. Run the command ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
    5. Test it out by running firefox in a terminal
    6. If OK, copy the desktop file back to /usr/share/applications.

    Some distributions will use /bin instead of /usr/bin in step 4.
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    ok no more stupid noob lol nice and slow this site and ebooks only thank you all here it is so far

    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$ cd ~/Downloads
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~/Downloads$ pwd
    /home/dan/Downloads
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~/Downloads$ ls
    2013-H-26470.pdf
    2014-monthly-calendar-blue-landscape.ots
    basic-resume.ott
    boot-repair-disk-64bit.iso
    firefox-19.0_x64(1).tar.bz2
    firefox-19.0_x64.tar.bz2
    gparted-live-0.18.0-1-i486.iso
    linux-secure-13.04-64bit.iso
    PCBSD10.0-RELEASE-x64-DVD-USB-latest.iso
    professional-elegant-combination-resume.ott
    systemrescuecd-x86-4.0.1.iso
    The Official Ubuntu Book (7th Edition) 2012 - Prentice Hall
    Ubuntu.Linux.Toolbox-2nd.Edition - MG.rar
    WinRAR x64 (64 bit) 5.01 Final +Key {Team EAT} (Alien)
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~/Downloads$

    im now going to copy what elija posted to the notepad and follow exactly and post results

    thanks for help and patience much appreciated

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    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~/Downloads$ cd /
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$ Copy /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
    Copy: command not found
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$

    im trying to figure out what your full copy command is

    i have all instructions in note pad and as you see i am editing

    your step 1 but no sucess i have found ways to get help or commands

    allot like dos plain copy i think gives copy formats

    help gives a list

    but unfortunatly its like greek to me and how to put the mess it shows together

    man i got allot of homework and reading to do

    well here is where im at takeing it slow being carefull what i type and now know never type rm untill i learn programing

    another thanks

    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$ Copy /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
    Copy: command not found
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$ Copy /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop/home
    Copy: command not found
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$ copy
    No command 'copy' found, did you mean:
    Command 'bcopy' from package 'bacula-sd-pgsql' (main)
    Command 'bcopy' from package 'bacula-sd-mysql' (main)
    Command 'bcopy' from package 'bacula-sd-sqlite3' (main)
    Command 'copt' from package 'z88dk-bin' (universe)
    Command 'copyg' from package 'nauty' (multiverse)
    Command 'fcopy' from package 'fai-client' (universe)
    Command 'mcopy' from package 'mtools' (main)
    Command 'hcopy' from package 'hfsutils' (main)
    Command 'ncopy' from package 'ncpfs' (universe)
    copy: command not found
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$ mcopy /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
    Can't open ./firefox.desktop: Permission denied
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:/$

    oo no a nauty command dont show wife sorry bad joke lol
    Last edited by omg-im-scared; 02-26-2014 at 02:51 AM. Reason: more info

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    The copy command is cp so try
    Code:
    cd ~
    cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop .
    This moves you to your home directory (~ is short hand for /home/current_user_name/) and copies the file into the current directory.
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    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$ cd ~
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$ cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
    cp: missing destination file operand after ‘/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop’
    Try 'cp --help' for more information.
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$ cp
    cp: missing file operand
    Try 'cp --help' for more information.
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$ cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop .
    dan@Hp-Omni-120-1132:~$

    does no reply mean its done?

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    Look carefully at the command. You're missing a ".". You can always use the man pages when you wish to understand a command (i.e. man cp). The "cp" command copies a file from one location to another. The "." as it appears in elija's post refers to the current directory. So:
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    cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop .
    means copy the file in the first parameter "/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop" to the location in the second parameter "." which refers to the current directory.

    Another thing you'll see in the context of file systems is "..". This refers to the directory that is one level higher or the parent directory. If I'm in /usr/share and type ../ it refers to /usr.

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    What he said.

    I'll just add that to get less detailed help you can use the help flag to a command.
    Code:
    cp --help
    which sometimes will be in the short form which replaces the --help with -h and you can also use the info command to get help
    Code:
    info cp
    Finally, if you are not sure what command to use, try apropos
    Code:
    appropos copy
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregm View Post
    OK. Starting from after the download. Note what directory you down loaded into. We'll call it <dir>. If you have firefox open close it.
    Code:
    cd <dir>
    tar -xjf firefox-19.0_x64.tar.bz2
    ./firefox/firefox
    If there are errors in the terminal copy them and paste them here.
    Hey thanks for the code.

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    ok its done i reinstalled because zorin was acting up (duh i was pounding the command line lol)

    i did what you all call a noob the ubunto forum had different commands and i now have firefox 19

    thank you all so much for the help

    but linux has disappointed me greatly

    i got a used scanner printer

    i downloaded the hp site drivers

    i am getting allot better at command line

    i got it running no problem

    BUT it kept stopping towards the end this package that package i installed 3 or more packages dependency whatever you choose to call it

    and the bloody thing kept asking for another one after another i got so f p i quit

    i just plugged it in well it recognized it but wont print scan nothing

    windows i downloaded installed driver and its all up and running and able to set color ink save everything

    i was hopeing and trying to stay linux but if linux can run a command center for the printer or even make it work

    all this work and time for nothing

    o and its a hp deskjet 1056 made in 2012 so its not to old 2 years old any os should run that and settings etc

    well thanks every one it been nice learning something new

    thanks i know i really annoyed and p off some by my slow learning

    sincerely thanks you all so much for your valuable time

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