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I downloaded the Firefox 4 Beta, and when I try to run it it opens my Firefox 3.6.6. Whats the problem here? I cant find any linux installation guides anywhere ...
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- 07-15-2010 #1
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- Feb 2010
Firefox 4 Beta - Slackware problem.
- 07-19-2010 #2
Try completely uninstalling firefox and then just try installing the beta.
- 11-12-2010 #3
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- Nov 2010
Sounds like you still have the older version of firefox installed. I think we need more information from you regarding your problem.
First of all, how are you running firefox - command line, startup icon?
Perhaps your path needs to be adjusted to find the new firefox first?
- 11-12-2010 #4
There's no reason you can't have both versions of Firefox installed, they should have different binary names. Whatever you're using to open Firefox is pointing at the 3.6 binary. I think the default name for the beta binary is firefox-bin.
I would create a directory in /opt for the beta and put everything there, then create a .desktop file to launch, for example:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Firefox Beta GenericName=Web Browser Icon=mozicon128.png Type=Application Categories=Application;Network; MimeType=text/html Encoding=UTF-8 Exec=/opt/firefox-beta/firefox-bin %u Terminal=false MultipleArgs=false StartupNotify=false
- 11-12-2010 #5
I'm running the FF beta from my home directory,opt being reserved for real* software that isn't from the repositories. I just created a desktop shortcut to /home/elija/firefox/firefox and it all seems to workWhat do we want?
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- 11-12-2010 #6