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I'm new to Mandrake 10.1 and I went to download Firefox and it wants to open with Ark, I can't quite figure how to get it to install . I ...
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    installing Firefox and other programs


    I'm new to Mandrake 10.1 and I went to download Firefox and it wants to open with Ark, I can't quite figure how to get it to install . I selected all files and extracted, then I didn't know what to do. Any clues? Thanks.

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    Since you extracted, you will now have a directory named firefox-installer, to install go to a terminal and type
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    cd /path/to/firefox-installer
    ./firefox-installer-bin
    replace /path/to/ with the real path in which firefox-installer is e.g. /home/jack/

    Now a window pops up, and away you go.

    For a good tutorial on installing lok here.

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    OK I tried that but I must have typed it in wrong.

    What goes in the konsole?

    the installer-firefox-bin is in /home/davek/tmp

    thanks

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    it's in the /home/davek/Downloads dir. when I try I got permission denied, then I l did a su put in my root password and I still got permission denied.

    How do I get the permissions?

    Thanks

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    try:
    Code:
    su
    [rootpass]
    chmod 777 /home/davek/Downloads/firefox-installer
    exit
    cd /home/davek/Downloads/firefox-installer
    ./firefox-installer-bin
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    you can find firefox rpm in http://rpm.pbone.net/ and you can install it by double clicking it as root

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    ok. I did the chmod 777 and then I got nothing... does that means it changed the permissions?
    then I put in the other line and got nothing... no open window to tell me if it was installed. is there a better way to install programs? there must be a better way. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by geovino
    ok. I did the chmod 777 and then I got nothing... does that means it changed the permissions?
    then I put in the other line and got nothing... no open window to tell me if it was installed. is there a better way to install programs? there must be a better way. thanks
    try what alresave said, but FF is usualy an easy install.
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    I was able to install it through http://rpm.pbone.net/
    rpm extension work most of the time, but I had some that didn't work. overall I've been able to install Firefox and Thunderbird, tried to install Mplayer, but none of the downloads worked.

    also trying to get DigiKam to work I can't recognize my Olympus C720 digital camera. I'm sure there's a work around somewhere.

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