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March 7th, 2010, 08:44 PM
I have recently upgraded to Firefox 3.6.2pre, I would like to downgrade to a stable version Firefox 3.5.
Can someone guide me how can I achieve the above?
March 7th, 2010, 08:54 PM
It depends on how you installed it. If you added a repo to install it, you should do:
1. sudo apt-get remove firefox
2. Remove the repo you added to install firefox 3.6.2 (System->Administration->Software Sources)
3. sudo apt-get update
4. sudo apt-get install firefox
March 7th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Thanks for your email.
I have managed to remove Firefox 3.6.2pre and reverted to 3.5.8. Also, I would like to know if I can install a stable version of Firefox 3.6 and how?
As I am newbie to Linux, on Windows there is a option of under Help > check for updates.
This is not found on Linux, is this something dropped by firefox on linux version or I need to activate this option through changing some configuration setting.
March 7th, 2010, 09:45 PM
The reason for this is that its ubuntu (canonical) thats providing your firefox package (not mozilla directly). This enables ubuntu to have one central updater that checks every once in a while that everything is up to date.
The easiest way to get the latest firefox is to download it from firefox.com. You will get a compressed folder. Unpack it somewhere, and launch firefox by double clicking on a file named firefox in that folder. You can then create a link on your desktop or something to that file...
Also if you want a more "proper" way to install it, you can google for
install firefox 3.6 ubuntu
and you will find a lot of guides. Its a matter of taste which you prefer I guess. But the above one should work fine.
March 7th, 2010, 09:48 PM
Look here: http://wojox.homelinux.net/?p=67
March 7th, 2010, 10:07 PM
I have managed to install firefox using the information found on the below link.
March 8th, 2010, 10:17 AM
It did work for a while as I used "Manual Install".
This morning, when I click on check update it reverted to Firefox 3.5.8. I realised that it was available on repository.
I uninstall firefox through repository and found it was removed sucessfully as the shortcut is not available under application > Internet.
Then followed the manual install again but no luck it did not give me a shortcut to launch.
March 8th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Just run this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6
sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
March 9th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Thanks for your response.
It works fine.
The only problem i have noticed is that adobe flash player is not working. I have tried to reinstall the software but no luck.
Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.
March 11th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Did you install it with:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
March 12th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Thanks for you reply.
Yes, I did try to install through that code but I receive message as it is already installed.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
March 12th, 2010, 09:03 PM
I have managed to resolve the adobe flash issue by following below link reference to removeing conflicting plugins.
Thanks for your help.
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