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upgrading firefox in linux mint maya

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I am a complete Linux novice. I only rarely use it, but I would like to upgrade my older version of Firefox becuase some flash players are crashing, etc. I click on the upgrade, and things start happening, but then when in my downloads folder... things stop happening. The program doesn't acutally upgrade. I need a step by step help. An online chat would be awesome. Where can I find an online chat to upgrade my firefox?

I am a complete Linux novice. I only rarely use it, but I would like to upgrade my older version of Firefox becuase some flash players are crashing, etc. I click on the upgrade, and things start happening, but then when in my downloads folder... things stop happening. The program doesn't acutally upgrade. I need a step by step help. An online chat would be awesome. Where can I find an online chat to upgrade my firefox?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The Totem 3.0.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
  • Gecko Media Player 1.0.4Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2.202.540 https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html


edited Flash version as there was a update today.

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1 <br>Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Flash Player (Linux) '''Version 11.2.202.540 https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html''' edited Flash version as there was a update today.

Modified by James

FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4392 solutions 61623 answers


changed wording as this is Linux, not the Windows you are used to.

*1 '''[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Download Firefox Full version For All languages And Systems] v41''' {web link} *2 '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer Uninstall Firefox from your computer]''' {web link}<br>DO NOT remove your profiles. *3 After, extract Firefox tarball and run Firefox. changed wording as this is Linux, not the Windows you are used to.

Modified by James

James
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What Linux distro are you using? if the Firefox 15 you are using (a Ubuntu version) is a indication of version that came with the distro, it is a old distro version from say three years ago.

There may not be updated Firefox packages from your Linux distro if using a old one. So either you need to update your Linux distro or use the Firefox version from mozilla.org/firefox/all

What Linux distro are you using? if the Firefox 15 you are using (a Ubuntu version) is a indication of version that came with the distro, it is a old distro version from say three years ago. There may not be updated Firefox packages from your Linux distro if using a old one. So either you need to update your Linux distro or use the Firefox version from mozilla.org/firefox/all

Modified by James