How can we run the default browser under Linux?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Thu Feb 5 19:12:03 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 17:47 +0000, (``-_-´´) -- BUGabundo wrote:
> Olá Mackenzie e a todos.
> On Thursday 05 February 2009 16:57:51 Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> > You only *think* it's configured to use FF3.1 then.  Did you check your
> > "sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser"?
> I'm  pretty sure, Mac 

Ah! It's testing for a GNOME session (which I believe means GDM, even if
you're logged into KDE from GDM), and if there's one it's looking at:
sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser

Unfortunately, Firefox isn't in the list of options ><  Maybe you should
export BROWSER=x-www-browser
in your .bashrc?

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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