Getting two versions of Firefox to coexist
You might remember the problem I was having with Firefox not being able to enter text into some of the fields of some Java-based timesheet software.
That was with Firefox 18.104.22.168.
However, with Firegox 1.0.7, it seems to work well, and I'll also see how the online training handles it.
The only downside I see so far is that, after running 1.0.7, then 1.5 takes me to the confirmation page for having the latest version of Firefox.
Anyway, I installed 1.0.7 using gentoo emerge (for the bin version of Firefox.) Emerge installed it inopt-firefox. When I ran it, it came up, but the menus and dialogs were all boogered, showing only text, and text that was too large at that.
Why do I advocate Linux 9048
I also remember those days. In fact, I go back to the days of the original Altair and the 8080. What was important about those...
So I ranopt-firefox-firefox --help. Then ran firefox 1.0.7 again with the -ProfileManager option, created a new profile, and then ran it one
The final step was to edit this commandline to the xfce menu, with a different label and icon; there are now two versions of Firefox to choose from. Can now run both versions of firefox simultaneously. Actually, not simultaneously, since the old version cannot communicate with the new version, or vice versa, it seems. But on the same machine.
The final step will be to make a bug report.
Why do I advocate Linux 9050
begin oeprotect.scr WebTV on an 400x320 screen is clearly awful. WebTV on an HDTV display will be every bit as good as on a monitor, only...
I know this is no big deal, but I thought I would post it for the benefit of lurkers and googooers.
Chris "Lin┐nut" Ahlstrom
-- Q: Why does a GNU-Linux user compile his kernel? A: Because he can.