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Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:32 am

I felt like sharing this link:
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4987- ... 64bit.html

That's what I'm currently using, linux 64 bit Firefox 4 final :) I had been using Minefield but then it jumped to development 4.2 builds after 4.0 was released. Works flawlessly in my LMDE 64, all plugins and extensions are working fine.

Not quite as easy as a .deb install. Some cli knowledge is needed:

decompressing a tar.bz2 file:
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tar xvjf firefox-4.0.tar.bz2


moving the directory:
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sudo mv firefox/ /usr/lib/firefox4


simlinking:
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sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox4/firefox /usr/bin/firefox4


And I made an icon on my gnome-panel for it:

right click panel -> add to panel
custom application launcher
Name: Firefox 4
Command: /usr/bin/firefox4
and choose whatever icon you like

this way you can can keep your 3.x and 4.x installs of firefox and run either one. But they have to be run one at a time, but you can exit and switch back and forth if you don't like one or the other.

Something to tide you FF fanatics over until 4 makes its way into Mint's repository.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby rdonnelly on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks for the tip, but I thing I will wait for the Repos. Using FF4 RIGHT NOW!! will not change my life experience :lol:
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby CiaW on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:47 pm

Thanks for the great tutorial! I installed it, because it has some features I wanted to check out. However there are a couple of Add-ons that aren't compatible (FEBE in particular -- it lets you backup your extensions and settings and bookmarks) so I won't use it regularly until that's available.

So far I'm not impressed with the speed, in some respects it actually seems slower, though it seems to render a whole page and spin it's wheels for a few moments until the whole page is done I think. I've tried the Iron browser and Chromium and they're faster, imho. I return to FF due to the 4 or 5 extensions that I really like. I do like the option of having it along with the 3.6 version though, so I can get used to and play with it slowly. 8)
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby trollboy on Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:33 pm

Being new, I have no idea what to expect so, how quickly is Firefox 4 likely to make the LMDE repositories?

Is it worth installing manually or is it likely to turn up in a week or two anyway?

Thanks

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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:20 am

I am one of those "needs to have it RIGHT NOW" people :) That's why I bumped LMDE from testing to sid repositories.

If I could get a non-experimental version of Nautilus-Elementary in Debian I'd be using that too.

Glad my tutorial helped some people. Personally I haven't noticed any problems using FF4.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby trollboy on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:38 am

I went ahead and followed the OP as I like FF4 a lot on my other computers. And it worked beautifully. Thanks for the how to.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby Silent Warrior on Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:37 am

Running it in user-space, still works fine. :P Writing from it, too. Like!
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby Roken on Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:54 am

Thank you. I've been searching everywhere for a version 4 final (been using pre-13 until now) - does the job a treat :)
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby youngdaddytc on Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:18 pm

nice, thank you.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby youngdaddytc on Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:51 pm

anybody able to get flash to work? i installed this just fine but now i have no flash plugin. i've looked at several tutorials, all of which always direct me to take the downloaded libflashplayer.so from adobe and move it to /usr/lib/mozilla. this doesn't seem to work for the newer install of firefox 4 however.

just to note...the default firefox that comes standard with the mint 10 install still works fine. but that version of firefox is 3.6, not the 4.0 that i want to run. so dont tell me 'oh just run 3.6 if it works' cuz that's a lame, lazy, windows excuse. i want to get flash going in FF4, just need some help doing so.

thanks in advance for any help regarding this issue.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby Silent Warrior on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:13 am

Flash was never a problem for me - but then, I still have FF3 and everything attached to it, as installed by Mint. Just unpacked the tarball in its own subdirectory right inside /home/[me]/Downloads. How did you install FF4?

Also, I think Mint keeps Firefox-stuff somewhere in /opt. Too lazy to check - I'm supposed to read 20-something pages in a language I'm not fully fluent in by Monday, anyway. :P
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:41 pm

I'm using the "mint-flashplugin-x64" form the mint repository which works fine, and was auto-detected by both firefox 3 and 4 on my system.

By default it it is installed to:
/opt/mint-flashplugin-x64/libflashplayer.so
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby rdonnelly on Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:21 pm

TheGreatSudoku wrote:I am one of those "needs to have it RIGHT NOW" people :) That's why I bumped LMDE from testing to sid repositories.

If I could get a non-experimental version of Nautilus-Elementary in Debian I'd be using that too.

Glad my tutorial helped some people. Personally I haven't noticed any problems using FF4.


OK, you sold me on it, I took the plunge and did the install, did not seem like it was going to be in the Repos for a long time.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:49 pm

hope it's working well for you. I was kinda baffled at the threads here of people installing the iceweasel version 4 from debian repos and having all kinds of issues. Downloading FF4 and getting it running is so simple in LMDE, why bother with iceweasel?
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby MrPink on Thu May 26, 2011 8:36 am

How do I reverse this? After doing this, I get the following message whenever I use Synaptic, Mint Update Manager, or apt-get in terminal:
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Ignoring file 'mozillateam-firefox-stable-debian.list.save' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension


Also, I couldn't get Firefox 4 working. Instead I have removed Firefox and installed Iceweasel 4 from a debian repository, which works perfectly. I run 64 bit LMDE Xfce.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Thu May 26, 2011 5:39 pm

judging by the "mozillateam" in the error message you provided, it would appear it comes as a result of adding the Ubuntu PPA for firefox

At one point you must have enabled this repository and tried to install from it (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable) and something got borked with the backup file on your system apt uses.

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ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d

as long as you have a file named "mozillateam-firefox-stable-debian.list" remove it's backup:
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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mozillateam-firefox-stable-debian.list.save


if you're not using the ppa at all remove any files making reference to "mozillateam" in the aforementioned directoy
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby cpatrick08 on Thu May 26, 2011 8:02 pm

you can choose from auora 4.0 and beta firefox using backports at http://mozilla.debian.net/
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Fri May 27, 2011 7:21 am

I downloaded the latest nightly build from:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... est-trunk/

I got it to work in much the same manner I described above. Not that Firefox 7 (no 5 or 6?) looks any different from 4, I just wanted to make sure the procedure still worked, which it does.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby MrPink on Fri May 27, 2011 8:36 am

@TheGreatSudoku

Thanks, it seems to work now. The installation procedure in the original post, didn't seem to work though. I installed Iceweasel 4 from mozilla.debian.net instead.
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Re: Firefox 4 final avialable for 64bit linux

Postby phantom21 on Fri May 27, 2011 1:20 pm

I've installed LM10 on two 64bit systems and both have the same problem. I install firefox 4 through downloading the bzip tarball and then followed the instructions at the top of this thread. The symlink is where it's supposed to be, but, when I invoke firefox, either from the icon on the panel or through the cli, I get an error message.

The CLI says it can't find firefox-bin. Yet, when I command ls, it is listed, with the proper permissions.

This isn't the only application I'm having problems executing on these two, totally different, systems. Both are new installs.

Anyone have any ideas?

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