How-to Install Firefox Beta on OpenSUSE 12.2 Gnome 64bit Easy Visual-Guide

November 21st, 2012 by Regaz

How-to Install Firefox Beta on OpenSUSE Linux




The Guide Shows You How-to Install the Latest Firefox Beta 56 Browser 64bit on Linux OpenSuse 12.2 Gnome3 x8664 Desktop.

The Firefox Beta Version can Coexist with the Others Firefox Versions without Troubles, this Mean that Once Fired Up it Will Just Load the Default Firefox Environment.

More than this Once Installed it Will Plug-In the Firefox Beta Channel and Like Every Other Firefox Version in the Future will Follow to be Automatically Updated to the Newest Firefox Beta Release.

To Make Easier the Visualization of the Entire Process I have Inserted the Essentials Screenshots of the Installation.

Inside the Instructions you will Find also a Link to How-to Create a Launcher for the Firefox Beta Browser on OpenSUSE Linux Desktop.

Install Firefox Beta on OpenSUSE Linux Featured

  1. Download Firefox Beta for Linux:

    Firefox x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Into /tmpInstall Firefox Beta on OpenSUSE Gnome3 Extraction
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install Firefox Beta on OpenSUSE Gnome3 Desktop Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Firefox Beta

    Login as SuperUser

    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    Make a Firefox Directory

    mkdir /opt/firefox

    Move Firefox Into firefox-Beta so to Prepare for a Possible Firefox Multi-Version Coexistence

    chown -R root:root /tmp/firefox && mv /tmp/firefox /opt/firefox/firefox-beta

    Make a Symlink for Easy-Starting

    ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox-beta/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox-beta

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

    firefox-beta
  5. Create a Firefox-Beta Launcher for Quick&Easy Starting:

    OpenSuse Gnome3 Launcher
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