When will we have a clipboard that works?

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at fjellstad.org
Thu Nov 23 08:03:59 UTC 2006

erik at dd.nec.com.au (Erik Christiansen) writes:

> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 07:52:02PM -0800, John L Fjellstad wrote:
>> I'm using Firefox 2.0 if it helps.  Works with tabs here.  You should be
>> able to use the Firefox from the mozilla.com website without compiling
>> your own version.
> Yes, thanks, that helps. I've downloaded, read readme.txt, and read
> http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0/releasenotes/#install
> three times. Perhaps I'm uniquely GUI illiterate, but I'm struggling to
> find one word about how to install this stuff.
> It must be that it's intuitive, and I'm an engineer.
> Maybe it'll look less inscrutable after a (very) strong coffee.

I usually download the tar.gz file (not the installer), then unpack it to
/opt.  Make a link from the firefox binary to /usr/local/bin, replace
the plugins directory with a symlink to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, and
that's it.  Don't even bother with the installer.

John L. Fjellstad
web: http://www.fjellstad.org/          Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

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