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Hi, I am new to linux. I installed the new Netscape 7.1 following the Netscape site insturction. After the installation, the Netscape 7.1 auto started and was fine. But after ...
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    can't start Netscape 7.1 after installation.


    Hi,
    I am new to linux. I installed the new Netscape 7.1 following the Netscape site insturction. After the installation, the Netscape 7.1 auto started and was fine. But after I closed the netscape and start it again, everytime I got was the old netscape came with the RedHat linux. I installed in the /usr/local/netscape7.1, then I go to /usr/local/netscape7.1 to start the new netscape. Please, everyone can tell me why and offer any help?
    By the way how can I fine out which RedHat I have installed on my pc?
    thanks

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    rpm -qa|grep -i redhat
    should show u. it does in mandrake anyway. also jsut press ctrl+alt+f1 and its probably written at the top of the login.

    run
    Code:
    whereis netscape
    and this shoudl show u where the netscape executable is.

    then run
    Code:
    ls -l /path/to/netscape/exe
    it will probably be a symlink to /usr/local/netscape6/ns or something.

    if it is a symlink then remove it and type
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/local/netscape71/netscape /usr/bin/netscape
    note: replace the first bit with wherever your new netscape execuatable is.

    if it is a real program then just run
    Code:
    mv /usr/bin/netscape /usr/bin/netscape.old
    then run the ln -s.... thing. The idea beign to get your new symlink to have the same name as the old one so your menus will still work.

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    # cat /etc/issue
    should also show you the version of redhat.
    Fixing Unix is better than working with Windows.
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    I think the most canonical way to check is to look at the file /etc/redhat-release...

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