new to kubu/linux having some probs (firefox?)
hi everyboy, just downloaded and installed kubuntu 606rc on my system. no previous contact with linux/unix. the installation was ok and my cabmodem was already working without any procedure of my part. i already use firefox on windows so i decided to get it. downloaded the compressed file of the latest version in firefox.com and using the kde i extracted it to /home/reg/firefox. I tried since then to run the browser but nothing. clicking inside konqueror over firefox-bin or firefox (script) takes to nowhere, no message, nothing. with the konsole is the same. after a lot of searching on the web i managed to change the file attributes, and i've changed for all the files in the directory and the directory itself to triple rwx if possible, but nothing. i can't also move the files to /opt for example, it says i don't have permission, even after switching to root attribute from the account manager. what's going wrong? i've found a good tutor here: http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing.html but already tried what's there. another question: is ubuntu different from other distros regarding the "root" account? thanks in advance.