How to install firefox on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9?

I am quite new to linux
I have downloaded the firefox 1.0.4 for Linux at
I have unzipped the file and click on the firefox-installer and go through the installation process,
I choose my destination folder as /home/geeko/bin/firefox-installer and install it...
The installed seems completed, but I do not know how to run it..
I have two questions..
1. How to run the firefox that I have installed?
2. Do I install firefox in a correct way? If not how should I install?
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You have to start firefox from the folder you have installed it in (/home/geeko/bin/firefox-installer). You can also put a link to the application on your desktop to that file (Right Click an empty space on your desktop, select "Create new", "Link to Application", then browse to the folder you installed it in and select the file "firefox". As far as I know, there is also a tool in SuSE which you can use to find apps, so that it then adds them to the menu system, only I don't remember the name of that app. Look for it in your "System Tools" or similar Menu.
1) it's better install firefox in /usr or /usr/bin because any user can use it, ad anyone don't need install it separately.
2) run this file  /home/geeko/firefox-installer/firefox
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Remember that you are using SuSE. You should check their sources first. Try checking the Yast updates installer and see if Firefox 1.0.4 is listed and just install it from there. Otherwise, download it from SuSE's ftp server.
Start here:
Then either use YaST to install it, or from a shell do:

cd <place where you dl'd firefox>
rpm -Uvh <name of firefox file>

However, since you've run the other installer, I have no idea where it was installed or if it installed correctly on SLES.
If there's an uninstall script or option, use it. Then install SuSE's version. SuSE's RPM will install the icons and menu items for you to find it from your desktop.

Also, try using the <which> command. Here's an example from my SuSE 9.3 Pro system, updated with SuSE's firefox RPM:

user@defiant:~> which firefox

defiant:/ # rpm -qi MozillaFirefox
Name        : MozillaFirefox               Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.0.4                             Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 1.1                           Build Date: Wed 18 May 2005 10:48:42 AM CDT
Install date: Mon 13 Jun 2005 02:38:01 PM CDT      Build Host:
Group       : Productivity/Networking/Web/Browsers   Source RPM: MozillaFirefox-1.0.4-1.1.src.rpm
Size        : 20317892                         License: MPL, GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Wed 18 May 2005 11:30:15 AM CDT, Key ID a84edae89c800aca
Packager    :
URL         :
Summary     : The future of the Mozilla browser.
Description :
Mozilla Firefox, formerly known as Phoenix and Firebird, is a redesign
of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and
Camino, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed
to be cross-platform. It's a standalone application instead of part of
the Mozilla Application Suite.

    Mozilla Foundation <>
Distribution: SuSE Linux 9.3 (i586)

If the which command doesn't return anything, that means that your Firefox isn't installed correctly and isn't in the system path.

Use the YaST Luke!

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william007Author Commented:
Thanks too.
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