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    Ubuntu Help Please.

    Happy New Year To All.

    I'm New To Linux, so,

    I have download and installed "Ubuntu 6.10"
    Set up my proxy settings ok and can get on the internet.
    I had a go at downloading the 'Firefox 2' , did that ok.
    But then came unstuck,

    1.. How do I install it. ?. and is it the same principle for other Linux software .

    2..Are there some web sites for Linux beginners ?.

    Michael.

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    Use the application installers Mike instead of trying to install by hand.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/deskt...lications.html

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    Hi Mark .
    Found my 'updater' and it tells me I need 95 updates, so I have updated Firefox only at the moment to see how to do it.
    Looks very useful that tool, Only problem its not updated to Firefox 2,
    Should I remove the current F/F, then try to install F/F2 ?.
    Thanks for the link .

    Edit...I only get half a page showing on the web viewer, How do I expand it ?.

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    From the two links (thanks Webman for your link) I think I have a lot of reading to do, If I go very wrong I can always re-install as its on a spare machine.

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    That looks just the job, I will check it out tomorrow.

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    If your using Ubuntu 6.10, just install Firefox in the package management software. You don't need to install it manually yourself.

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    Could use apt-get?

    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=103462

    I did this by first installing the libstdc++5:

    apt-get install libstdc++5

    Then:

    wget -c ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/firefox/releas...fox-2.0.tar.gz

    In fact, I just found the article where I got my instructions from:

    http://www.debianadmin.com/install-f...ed-addons.html

    It's good.

    HTH

    Paul

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    hmm - says in the docs v2 is the default browser in 6.10?? On mine it's still v1.5

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    hmm - says in the docs v2 is the default browser in 6.10?? On mine it's still v1.5
    That's what mine says !.

    Had a go with the 'package manager' but I could not see how to upgrade FF ( It was greyed out),
    I will have a look at it again later.

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Well I sust it out using the above link , I was going wrong by using 'open office' instead of the 'text' editor to copy and paste as a txt file, I think it had some embedded hidden items that confused it.

    Problem . As a test I have used http://news.bbc.co.uk as my main page, but it only uses 2/3 of the F/F browser page (from the LHS ) Other web sites use the full page .. any idea's why.

    Michael

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    AFAIK BBC news is designed for 800x600 viewing - it looks the same in Firefox and IE on my W2k machine at home.

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    Well that explains it Simon, thank you, but I have never noticed that on my windows box's.

    How in Ubuntu do you find your screen size, and change it ?.

    I'm on a slow learning curve for Linux, but I'm Impress with it.

    Regards Michael.

    Ps. I was looking for the other computers on my network last night, can someone give me a clue were to find them ?. (eg. my network places in M/S ).

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    Re: Ubuntu Help Please.

    How in Ubuntu do you find your screen size, and change it ?.
    System > Preferences > Screen Resolution ?

    Ps. I was looking for the other computers on my network last night, can someone give me a clue were to find them ?. (eg. my network places in M/S ).
    Places > Windows Network

    or smb:/// in nautilus

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