Firefox 3.0 woes

Ioannis Vranos ivranos at
Tue May 6 11:38:45 UTC 2008

Amichai Rotman wrote:
> Although I haven't encountered any problems as described here, I am
> missing a few extensions I am used to use...
> Can someone point me to instructions for downgrading to FF2?

OS: Ubuntu 8.04 after a fresh clean installation, otherwise backup your
Firefox/SeaMonkey bookmarks first.

How to migrate to stable firefox 2.0.0.x (currently from
firefox 3 Beta, until firefox 3 final becomes available.

1. i) Run System::Administration::Synaptic Package Manager.

   ii) Press the Search button and type firefox.

   iii) By selecting the "Mark for complete removal" boxes, uninstall
   the "firefox", "firefox-3.0" and its dependencies packages.

   iv) Install "firefox-2" and "firefox-2-gnome-support" packages.

2. Delete the .mozilla directory under your home directory (in my case
/home/john). If you are using nautilus, activate the View::Show Hidden
Files menu item, to do this.

3. Restart Ubuntu 8.04.

Now Firefox 2.0.0.x (currently is ready to be used from the
menu Applications::Internet.

If it doesn't run at the first attempt, press Alt-F2 and type firefox-2
and press Run.

If anyone has any problems, reply to this message.

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