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    New to Linux


    I just installed Mandrake 10.1 and everything seems to be working fine. I installed Mozilla Firefox and ran into a few issues.


    I read that new programs should be installed in usr/local/bin
    I did not have permissions to install here (seems like it should prompt me for a password?)
    I could only install it under my home directory


    I would like to create a shortcut on either my desktop, taskbar, or start menu using the firefox icon. Any help here would be appreciated.



  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Calcutta, India
    i hope u r the administrator of your linux box. if so, u can always change to root and install a software.

    $ su
    <root password>

    now that u r in root shell, u can install almost anything anywhere.

    Your 2nd issue :

    if u r using KDE, then Right-Click on your desktop, select New Link to Application. In the window tht opens, specify the necessary commands and comments and the icons.
    for GNOME, Right-Click on your desktop, select New Launcher.

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