Kubuntu 6.06 , Firefox. install

Rein A. Smit rein0zn at ix.netcom.com
Fri Sep 22 08:43:03 BST 2006


    Hi Tod,


Returning to your question on the Pentium machine.

The computer is quite old and the problems started with an old
Bios. It would one not boot from a CD. Bad news but there are
ways around that.

I tried a Knoppix CD on that computer and it was doing OK.

On the other hand it appeared that the Video card ( 4 MB )
and PCI, not that old, had problems using RAM via DMA what
caused to make video very slow and I suppose the inability
to get into X-windows. All in all, I worked on it for some
days and bought a P4 machine with WindowXP running for
100 USD. Ending those problems....

I believe that the P200MHz machine should have been able to
work with Ubuntu but it did not, while Knoppix worked just
fine, graphics and all.


Regards

Rein Smit






Tod Merley wrote:

> Reply below:
> 
> On 9/21/06, Rein A. Smit <rein0zn at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> 
>>    Hi Tod,
>>
>>
>>Thanks for answering.
>>
>>Let me make first some observations.
>>
>>I guess, you are right on the Browser. I have been using Firefox
>>on all my windows machines and had it also, I believe, at one time
>>on a Debian or SuSe10.2 machine. If I remember well, it came as part
>>of the installation.
>>
>>I have here some 1600 pages from three Linux books and out of those
>>1600 pages text, there are as much as 5 pages on Firefox, nothing
>>on installation what so ever. Just wondering why that is.
>>
>>Also I thought that Firefox came out of the Linux world so to say.
>>But that appears not to be true.
>>
>>I really like to get a Linux machine that will do all the tricks
>>I want while serving, pdf's, doc's ppt's, sound formats, image formats
>>etc etc. This is what I have with here Netscape7.2 on my windows
>>machines I never have used Explorer on the WEB.
>>
>>
>>Here is the "flame" part. I would think that if Ubuntu is or were
>>such a replacement for XP or even Win98 that I am still using here,
>>these capabilities would be part of Ubuntu or would be easy to add
>>or integrate?
>>
>>
>>My computer here, dedicated for Linux, is a P4 with 256 MB at
>>the moment, will get 512 or even 1024. It works fine with
>>Konqueror.
>>
>>Kubuntu, the for free CD installed in 20 minutes or so.
>>
>>Looking forward to your reply.
>>
>>Regards
>>
>>Rein Smit
>>
>>
>>
>>Tod Merley wrote:
>>
>>>On 9/21/06, Rein A. Smit <rein0zn at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi All,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion
>>>>
>>>>I tried to install Firefox 1.5.0.7 with the above procedure.
>>>>
>>>>When extracting:  tar -C etc etc
>>>>
>>>>I get a display full of garbage and this goes on for over 30 minutes....
>>>>plus lots of Hard drive activity.Rein Smit
>>>>
>>>>Obvious something not working. Any idea's, please?
>>>>
>>>>Is this a viable procedure for Kubuntu?
>>>>
>>>>Has anybody been able to install firefox in Kubuntu?
>>>>
>>>>regards,
>>>>
>>>>Rein Smit
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
>>>Hi Rein A. Smit!
>>>
>>>What hardware are you trying this on?
>>>
>>>Why do you want to do that?
>>>
>>>I note that the version numbers in the tutorial are a few versions
>>>back.  I wonder if the Ubuntu current is "just as fast" as the
>>>separate build.
>>>
>>>Seems like a lot of trouble for little gain.
>>>
>>>Anyway, lets start with HW and go through the SW versions as we go.
>>>
>>>Good Hunting!
>>>
>>>Tod
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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> 
> 
> Hi Rein Smit!
> 
> I wonder at several things:
> 
> 1. Firefox is the standard supplied browser in Ubuntu (and I think
> Kubuntu).  How did you miss that????
> 
> 2. The way you obtain SW "normally" in Ubuntu is through a package
> manager called synaptic.  In Ubuntu go to System > Administration >
> Synaptic Package Manager.  You may well want to include some more
> repositories (under Settings > Repositories) and I alaways start a
> session by hitting the "Reload" button which updates the package
> database and establishes that the internet connections are all
> working.  If you do a search on "firefox" (hit the "search" button and
> place "firefox" in the window and hit "Search" in the little window -
> be patient this one takes a bit of time) you should find the little
> box for firefox checked "green" telling you that the package is
> installed.  I think you will find Synaptic easy to use.
> 
> 3. Also standard office suite with Ubuntu is Open Office.org which
> contains a world class word processor, reasonable spreadsheet, and
> fair presentation manager.  I use Audacity to record, edit, and
> equalize/compress/and normalize sound I then compress and feed to my
> mini-sound player.  I view and edit pictures (viewer I have never
> looked up the name - the GIMP has most of the power of Photoshop (but
> a steep learning curve) Adobe is free for Linux as well (your PDFs) if
> you would rather that than any of the free PDF viewers supplied.
> 
> What I want to know from you is how in the world you can have all of
> this right in front of you and miss it???
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Tod
> 






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