Firefox shutdown accidentally
satimis at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 22 01:28:51 UTC 2006
Tks for your advice.
I'm now running Ubuntu Live CD and will install it on HD later after
running the same a while. Then you advice will solve my problem there.
One further question (I did not run Ubuntu on HD before), can I remove
the old Firefox with "apt-get remove firefox"/"rpm -e firefox" OR I
have to remove it manually?
--- "Peter N. Spotts" <pspotts at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 00:08 +0800, Stephen Liu wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > Ubuntu-desktop-6.0.6 LiveCD
> > While browsing Internet Firefox shutdown automatically. This
> > several times after I succeeded setup pppoe connection. I have no
> > how this would happen. Any advice. TIA
> > B.R.
> > SL
> Until Ubuntu figures this out (and I've been reading many complaints
> about it), I recommend downloading the .tar.gz file from Mozilla.org,
> uninstalling the Ubuntu-supplied software, then installing from the
> tar.gz file. I've never had a crash with either 5.01 or 6.06 using
> Mozilla "direct" software. I suspect the same may hold true for
> Thunderbird, which I've also used on both versions of Ubuntu with no
> On the outside chance you haven't installed from the tar.gz file
> it's pretty painless.
> Call up a terminal, cd into the directory containing the tar.gz file,
> then at the prompt run:
> sudo tar -xzvf firefox.version-info.tar.gz -C /usr/local
> After you give sudo your password and hit enter, the tar command will
> unpack the tar.gz file into /usr/local/firefox.
> When the unpacking ends, put a symbolic link to firefox's executable
> in /usr/bin thusly:
> ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
> Hit return, and you're done.
> It should work for you after that...And if you have your extensions,
> themes, and plugins in /home/~/.mozilla, the new install should pick
> them up.
> This may seem like a kludgy work-around from an Ubuntu purist's
> perspective, but it gets the software running. I've used this
> with a couple of other distros I've tried, and it gives me the most
> consistently reliable results.
> Hope this helps,
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