I just tried to install FF3.5 the way you have shown above on my 8.04 machine and now I have no firefox at all, I tried using Synaptic Package Manager to reinstall 3.0 and it didn't work. I tried the command below it and it said the file wasn't there to remove.
I am using the LiveCD right now. I also restarted the PC to see if that would help. Now I have no tool bars. All I have is the desktop photo and the one file that was on the desktop.
These are the commands I ran,
cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup
sudo tar -jxvf firefox-*.tar.bz2 -C /opt
sudo mv /opt/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins.backup
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefoxand this is the one I just tried to use to fix,
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/firefox && sudo rm -r /opt/firefox
Can anyone help me get back up and running without having to reformat?
Last edited by running_rabbit07; July 17th, 2009 at 10:59 PM.
Did you get any errors while running those commands?
Did you remove Firefox 3.0 before installing Firefox 3.5? You shouldn't remove it. What happened when you tried to reinstall Firefox 3.0?
Please post the output of these commands:
Code:ls /opt/Code:ls /usr/local/bin/Code:whereis firefox-3.5To fix the toolbar issue, try this:Code:whereis firefox
I am going to restart now with the LiveCD and run those codes.
Thank you for helping me.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ls /opt/
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ls /opt/
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ killall gnome-panel
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ls /usr/local/bin/
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ whereis firefox-3.5
firefox-3: /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 /etc/firefox-3.0
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ whereis firefox
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib64/firefox /usr/share/firefox
This isn't showing much, do these commands work while in LiveCD?
Or, Do I need to try to get a terminal via a keyboard command?
Here is what I got while inputting via restore mode CLI
firefox-3: /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 /etc/firefox-3.0Code:whereis firefox-3.5
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib64/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/share/firefoxCode:whereis firefox
To fix the toolbar issue, try this:
gnome-panel: no process killedCode:killall gnome-panel
Thanx again for the help.
Once in the terminal, run these:
Code:gnome-session-remove gnome-panelCode:gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panelThis should reset your panels (toolbar).Code:pkill gnome-panel
Then run this to remove Firefox 3.5
Then launch Firefox.Code:sudo rm /usr/local/bin/firefox && sudo rm -r /opt/firefox
I managed to find the command to open the home folder and from there found the applications folder and found a shortcut for terminal.
If have to reinstall Ubuntu I will. Being I have a /home, will the reinstall over right all the apps I have installed? I prefer not to but, if it is what I have to do then I will.