Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 26 May 2018, 16:13
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
a few questions about installing and using Fatdog
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Author Message
key

Joined: 13 Sep 2011
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep 2011, 19:10    Post subject:  a few questions about installing and using Fatdog  

Hello. I am new to linux.

I tried a bunch of live usb linux distros last week, and I liked puppy Linux best. I have a 64 bit computer with 16 gb RAM, so tonight I want to try the fatdog version.

I have two questions.

1. When I installed both chromium and firefox, the browser launcher program did not work. I re-installed several times, and this kept happening. Is this a known bug? I ended up just creating desktop icons for chromium and firefox and using those.

2. I want the current, official versions of chrome and firefox. How can I install firefox 6.0.2? How to install the official current version of chrome?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 4267
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep 2011, 19:22    Post subject:  

Welcome to Puppy key:

You would be better to go to the Fatdog64 section and repost.

Another thing is that if you want a good answer,
please supply your hardware and software specs.

Which in your case...Puppy version is Fatdog64.

Another thing that we ask.
Whether our advice is good or bad for you,
please reply as to whether it helped or not.

It helps the next user and keeps our enthusiasm up.
I have had a play around with Fatdog 64 lately.

Kirk and the devs there are a good crowd.

I hope this helps you out.
Fatdog section.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=71387

Chris.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
muggins

Joined: 20 Jan 2006
Posts: 6747
Location: hobart

PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep 2011, 23:34    Post subject:  

@Key,

With Chromium, & firefox, generally you can download the latest release, extact them anywhere, and they should work. You can drag the binary onto the desktop & add an icon. Or, if you want them in the menu, just look at .desktop files in /usr/share/applications toget the general idea.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Bruce B

Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11488
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Wed 14 Sep 2011, 01:44    Post subject:  

Hi key,

Welcome!

I've tried some puplets or derivatives. But for all my installs I've used Barry's genuine Puppies. I use the word genuine simply because they are his releases. Maybe their is not such thing as genuine.

You could ask me a question about your release, even though I have a lot of experience with Puppy, I might be completely unaware of some of the variances with your release.

About your Firefox question. I have always used Mozilla's SeaMonkey and Firefox with no problems.

The procedure for installing these releases would be generic for about any Linux including our puplets.

But maybe you would have to find a way of telling Puppy it is installed and to be your default browser.

Is this post even helping? I'm wondering.

What can I say? Modifying Puppies is basically a matter of learning Linux, file management skills, and Puppy particularities.

Go ahead, mess things up, ask advice, put things back. The real enjoyment is once you have mastery over this marvelous OS.

If this is a bad or unhelpful post, sorry. Have fun.

Bruce

~

_________________
New! Puppy Linux Links Page
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Burn_IT


Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Posts: 3070
Location: Tamworth UK

PostPosted: Wed 14 Sep 2011, 05:02    Post subject:  

Firefox updates from within itself nowadays, so just select Help/About or Edit/Options /etc . and ask for updates.
I think the one icon on the desktop for the browser is just the last one to be installed. All will have menu entries and you can add your own desktop icons, as said.

_________________
"Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush" - T Pratchett
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
nooby

Joined: 29 Jun 2008
Posts: 10548
Location: SwedenEurope

PostPosted: Wed 14 Sep 2011, 05:42    Post subject:  

Key, your title is very misleading Smile
One have no idea what you will ask. That is a bit not so polite to do.
Edit it to be more specific.
Browser icon don't launch FF
or something like that?

the browser launcher program did not work.

could be another such more polite one.

Sometimes in some puppies you have a icon in the left part of tray.
there you can chose which browser should be primo and the others are secondary to that one.

another way is to edit the icon manually so it knows what to launch.

I am a noob so I barely know how to. You being able to put the icons on pinboard and get them to load that is way over my head Smile

_________________
I use Google Search on Puppy Forum
not an ideal solution though
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0333s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0036s) ][ GZIP on ]