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Firefox and MintInstall solved

Postby nikos on Mon May 19, 2008 6:32 am

Hi,
I completely removed firefox 3b5 form LM5 and installed firefox 2, now mintintall does not work any more. Is there a way to fix this using firefox 2? Does mintinstall works only con 3b5?
Thanks
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Husse on Mon May 19, 2008 7:08 am

I've seen reports of a bug in FF 3 and mintInstall
It's probably that you have to set FF to open mintInstall as default
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby nikos on Mon May 19, 2008 9:12 am

Thanks Husse, is there a configuration file to say mintinstall to oper FF2 and viceversa. After I installed FF2 and uninstalled FF3 mintinstall does not work. Clicking on software portal/getgeb/apt nothing happens.
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Maya on Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:51 am

nikos wrote:After I installed FF2 and uninstalled FF3 mintinstall does not work. Clicking on software portal/getgeb/apt nothing happens.

I'm having the same issue :( how can I solve it?
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Maya on Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:07 am

C'mon... there must be a way to change the browser command -.-

EDIT: don't bother, I just created a shortcut named /usr/bin/firefox pointing to /usr/bin/firefox-2
Sorry I can't provide the console command, but I'm kind of a newbie, so I did it through "sudo nautilus". Now mintInstall works again.
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Husse on Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:03 am

I think I misunderstood it in my first answer
You st FF to "open with mintInstall"
There is a setting in preferences for how you want FF to handle different programs - don't remember if there is a tab "Applications" in FF2 as there are in FF3
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Maya on Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:17 am

I was referring to the fact that when you uninstall FF3 and install FF2 instead, you open mintInstall (ex. from the menu) and the button "Go to the LinuxMint Software Portal" (and such) does nothing. Apparently the "firefox" command is associated with FF3, while the command for FF2 is "firefox-2".

I suppose mintInstall calls the "firefox" command, so if you uninstalled FF3, pressing that button does nothing.

I wonder how Opera or Epiphany users deal with this... maybe mintInstall needs an option to change the default browser command.
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:54 pm

My previous answers look strange - did not read carefully enough
Will get back to you when I've worked through the queue
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Re: Firefox and MintInstall

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:52 pm

The "Maya problem" is solved the "Maya way"
I was thinking of when you are in the software portal and click a link to install something. If FF does not do that you have to set it right in the FF preferences (mime types)
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