View Full Version : [xubuntu] vmware install - firefox prob

May 15th, 2008, 02:23 AM
[actually posted this in network section by mistake - so reposed here]

Hello all.

I'm new to linux and am checking it out via using vmware on my winxp system.

I'm using xubuntu latest v installed via vmware.

I'm having trouble with firefox 3 - which "for some unknown reason" is the defualt browser instead of a more stable current ver..

Anyways whats happenign is, everytime i click "bookmark" for a webpage, firefox just crashes.

It also crashes if i click the "organise bookmarks" link under bookmarks button.

Any ideas?

If answer is simply install ff 2... for a more curremt stable ver.. how do i go about uninstalling ff3?

Thanks in advance..

Xiong Chiamiov
May 15th, 2008, 08:04 AM
The general guide to installing things in ubuntu is here (http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/). Some things will be slightly different, since you're using xfce, but the core will all be the same. Specifically, you'll want to do this in the terminal:

sudo aptitude remove firefox-3.0
sudo aptitude install firefox-2

And yes, it's probably a firefox3 problem.

You can also try out Wubi, which installs *buntu like a program in Windows, but runs it separately, rather than inside of Windows like VMware.