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#1 2013-04-14 13:11:11

simonides
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Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#2 2013-04-14 13:21:25

Neil
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

Just dropped in to ask...why?  Iceweasel is the default browser in Waldorf, and it's the same thing as Firefox.

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#3 2013-04-14 13:39:08

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#4 2013-04-14 14:12:06

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#5 2013-04-14 14:43:13

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#6 2013-04-17 15:49:46

Killerspec
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

I am wondering this as well. I have just started a course and the moodles that we use for the online part wont load on weasel and I was having this hassle on my windows pc with Chrome and found that it worked in firefox. So anyone able to post a link for a newbie so that I can install firefox on my !# system and able then to go mobile.

Many thanks

Matthew

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#7 2013-04-17 17:44:31

Neil
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#8 2013-04-17 17:45:02

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

Perhaps you can only set the user-agent to Firefox for solving the problems.

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#9 2013-04-17 17:49:49

fatmac
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

Normally to install software I use apt. So, as the root user or using sudo, apt-get install firefox should work.

(I use iceweasel, but I don't think there will be any problems, if there are, deleting iceweasel before installing firefox should work.)

Edit: Sorry cancel the above, firefox is not in the repos.

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#10 2013-04-18 18:28:11

surio
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

To those who asked why firefox, ok, I'll bite.

NB: I use iceweasel myself. Don't plan on installing FF anytime soon. I also like iceweasel. It gets the job done for me. BUT.......................

Because there's next to no support for iceweasel if you want to change something, or if things do not work the way they ought to.

I had a question on setting the en-GB language pack for iceweasel here, but I have received no response. Please don't mistake me. I do not expect people to drop everything and answer me, but just pointing out that if things go kaput, at least with firefox, the amount of information dispersed out there makes you feel more comfortable.

I still use iceweasel on cb, but my big gripe is lack of user support for it, which in turn is due to lack of user penetration like FF.  I don't like Chrome's font rendering problems, so just don't bother myself with it.

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#11 2013-04-18 18:34:47

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

^ Just ask the same question(s) and replace Iceweasel with Firefox on Google or whatever site/location you are asking

Again, they are exactly the same thing ... only the branding is different

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#12 2013-04-19 10:28:54

surio
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

@VastOne,
  This is my question from the cb forums: /viewtopic.php?id=25587

   I had asked the question here, because I couldn't find a solution for it. There is a good proportion of UK people in this forums, so my chances of finding a way forward is better here than elsewhere. (at least I hoped)

   Just to give your point  a fair hearing, I used someone else's PC and used a different browser (to avoid search bubble)  and searched for my query (iceweasel+how+to+add+the+en-GB+pack). It would be hilarious, where it not ironic. My question was the first and only relevant question for my query on Google. Other search engines didn't fare any better.

See what I mean?

P.S: In palemoon/firefox/seamonkey, I only have to install an xpi file, and it works on browser restart.

P.P.S: No idea how chrome works.

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#13 2013-04-19 11:07:31

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#14 2013-04-19 12:12:49

VastOne
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

^ Precisely...

Thanks DebianJoe

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#15 2013-04-19 12:27:26

PackRat
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox20

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#16 2013-04-19 18:55:42

surio
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

DebianJoe/VastOne,

sigh.
Please note the P.S I wrote in the end of my reply: The suggestions provided for FF and its cousins work as advertised on FF and its ilk only. 

*OTOH*,  the procedure for installing iceweasel language pack (for debian) is different. Please refer to my thread linked in that above reply - it contains instructions also. And even after following the instructions, I haven't got en-GB working on CB so far.

So, given the iceweasel specific installation and its non-working, I am forced to restrict my searches to iceweasel+blah-blah. This results in my own question on this forum being returned as the first result.

Now it is clear?

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#17 2013-04-19 19:24:22

VastOne
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#18 2013-04-19 20:09:08

surio
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#19 2013-04-19 22:18:29

VastOne
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

^ You might want to file a bug report on it... that will get the devs involved and fixed for everyone

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#20 2013-04-20 03:45:19

surio
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From: Jambudvipa
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Posts: 27

Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

Where do I post it? (to debian? or to iceweasel?) Please pass me a link to it to help me take this forward.

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#21 2013-04-20 03:55:13

Neil
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From: Paragould AR USA
Registered: 2010-05-01
Posts: 219

Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#22 2013-04-20 05:39:08

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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

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#23 2013-04-20 12:53:10

VastOne
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Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

^ Very nice erghiez!

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#24 2013-04-20 18:59:15

surio
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From: Jambudvipa
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Posts: 27

Re: Newbie question: How to install firefox on Crunchbang Waldorf

@erghiez,
   While sync stubbornly refuses to synchronise, color has morphed to colour. Thanks.

However, reading through the entire thread reassures me that there is the same kind of confusion that I was mentioning about "behaviour tweaking" of the various FF cousins. :-)

I shall use your suggestion as the correct answer and close my own thread. Hopefully others will also benefit.

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