How do I launch Firefox once I have installed it?

Posted on 2004-10-23
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have RedHat 9 installed.  I installed FireFox on system.  FireFox launches after the install, but I can not figure out how to launch it again.  I am very knowledgeable with Windows, but new to Linux.  

Any help is appreciated.
Question by:bbengs
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    find / -type f -name "firefox-bin"  

    and then type the full path name ...

    hope that works

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    or you can look @

    find / -name firefox 2>/dev/null

    I believe it usually goes under:

    so just type:
    # /usr/local/firefox/firefox

    or you can create a link into your bin directory so you can execute it easier:

    ln -s /usr/share/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

    And you can use the same path above to create an icon if you are using X-windows.
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    binary can also be under:


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    During the installation, you specified the installation directory (you may not remember, but you did :-). If you did not modify it, it uses Firefox's suggestion, which is the installer directory. You can do a "Custom" selection and specify the directory.
    Check your firefox-installer directory for an executable named "firefox". If you don't like the directory, just re-run the installer, select "Custom" and specify a different directory. I always install Firefox into /opt/firefox. For this to work, you need to run the installer as root user.

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