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instailing firefox 4 on xandros linux

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hello. i am using an eee pc 901 with Xandros Linux on it, which currently has firefox 3.0.4 on it

i need to run firefox 4 on it now, as some sites i use can not be used anymore with firefox 3.4

i regally wipe, and re-install and update my eee pc 901 from scratch, and when i open the internet for the first time i get recommended to download firefox 4 for linux. however once i download it, does not install, and all can seem do is save it as a folder.

how do i install it to my to my eee pc 901, as there appears to be no installer? many thanks

Andy

hello. i am using an eee pc 901 with Xandros Linux on it, which currently has firefox 3.0.4 on it i need to run firefox 4 on it now, as some sites i use can not be used anymore with firefox 3.4 i regally wipe, and re-install and update my eee pc 901 from scratch, and when i open the internet for the first time i get recommended to download firefox 4 for linux. however once i download it, does not install, and all can seem do is save it as a folder. how do i install it to my to my eee pc 901, as there appears to be no installer? many thanks Andy

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So, you're saying that your have the default Xandros installation, without the updated GTK+ package which is needed for Firefox 3+ versions?

If that is the case you need to install the GTK 2.10 package. Here's a "dated" how-to that you might find helpful.
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installfirefox3?s=firefox

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox+on+Linux

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion/MozillaBuilds


I did that process on my EeePC 900 a year ago and wasn't satisfied with the speed. I ended up installing EasyPeasy (built from Ubuntu for netbooks) and Firefox 3.6 runs fine. I haven't tried Firefox 4 on it, so I don't know how well it works.
http://www.geteasypeasy.com/

So, you're saying that your have the default Xandros installation, without the updated GTK+ package which is needed for Firefox 3+ versions? If that is the case you need to install the GTK 2.10 package. Here's a "dated" how-to that you might find helpful. <br /> http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installfirefox3?s=firefox https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox+on+Linux https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion/MozillaBuilds ----- I did that process on my EeePC 900 a year ago and wasn't satisfied with the speed. I ended up installing EasyPeasy ''(built from Ubuntu for netbooks)'' and Firefox 3.6 runs fine. I haven't tried Firefox 4 on it, so I don't know how well it works. <br /> http://www.geteasypeasy.com/

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