Mozilla apps won't start

Jay Daniels dasautotec at
Fri Jan 29 03:11:29 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-28 at 20:34 -0600, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Yesterday I had Firefox3.6 and Thunderbird3.01 running on my Ubuntu9.10 
> amd64 machine. I had java plugin issues with Firefox and ended up 
> re-formatting and reinstalling Ubuntu.
> I downloaded the Moz files and extracted them to /home/<me>/firefox and 
> /home/<me>/thunderbird. If I go to the file browser and double click 
> their shell scripts a dialog box pops up and I choose "run". I see a 
> little disk activity but nothing else happens.
> If I open a terminal and type:
> :cd thunderbird/thunderbird
> :~/thunderbird/thunderbird ls
> I get a listing of the directory including, thunderbird & 
> thunderbird-bin
> If I do:
> :~/thunderbird/thunderbird$ thunderbird
> I get:
> The program 'thunderbird' is currently not installed. You can install it 
> by typing: sudo apt-get install thunderbird
> thunderbird: command not found
> They were running yesterday but not today so I must be making some kind 
> of basic mistake and would appreciate some help again.
> Thanks,  Jim

To run a program that is not in your path, you type...

cd ~/to_directory_file_is_in

or type full path of program...

I think you should make some shortcuts on the desktop to make it simple
to start your programs.  Right-click on the desktop or gnome panel and
click create launcher...


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