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Problem Installing Firfox 1.0 Preview Release

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First off, I'm a complete Linux newb. I Installed Suse 9.1 Personal a few months ago and only started actively using it last weekend. I've done a little rummaging around on it, exploring the file system, checking out ways to configure the desktop and such, y'know simple stuff.

During the week, however, I tried to install Firefox 1.0 Preview Release and you know what? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I unzipped the archive, two of the files inside look like they are supposed to initiate the installation, neither of them does a thing. The only indication that I have that I'm not clicking in the wrong way is that little effect that you get around the mouse button when opening stuff. I tried double-clicking and the normal single-clicking that usualy opens files. Nothing worked.

Now, I'm just curious, is it a fault with the Firefox installer that I downloaded, or am I doing something wrong? I did try running it as the root, with no change in results.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Check to make sure that they have the executable property set
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Not Sure what GUI SUSE uses but in KDE right click->properities its on the permissions tab
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The one I said download comes with 1 directory and 7 files. The install file is set to executable. uncompress the folder, put the firefox folder somewhere like, /usr
then as root type ./firefox-installer.sh

or whatever it is called
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I was able to install firefox just as a regular user, in the same directory where I downloaded and extracted the file (/home/chris/firefox-installer). You should just be able to click the "firefox-installer" file and it should start - make sure you click the "firefox-installer" shell script file (it probably has an icon that looks like a command prompt) not the "firefox-installer-bin" file (the one with the "blue gear" icon).
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Will be trying out these suggestions now. Thanks guys.
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Well, nobody's suggestions actually worked, but knollbert sent me on the right path. Thanks dude.
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Oops, forgot to add that it seems that only I had read-write abilities on the installer. It seems that I had to add it to my group as well.
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