How-to Install Firefox Beta 58 Browser x86_64 on Linux Mageia 1-2-3 KDE4 x86_64 Easy Visual-Guide

September 20th, 2012 by Regaz



The Guide Shows You How-to Install Firefox Beta 58 Browser x8664 for Mageia Linux 1-2-3-4 KDE4 64bit Desktop.

The Firefox Beta Version can Coexist with the Others Firefox Versions without making 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 Follow Automatically to be Updated to New Beta Releases.

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 Firefox Browser on Mageia KDE & Gnome Desktop.

Firefox Beta & Mageia
  1. Download Firefox Beta for Linux:

    Firefox x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Double-Click on the Archive and Extract into /tmpInstall Firefox on Mageia Linux Extraction
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Mageia Linux 2 KDE 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 Launcher for Easy&Quick Starting:

    How KDE4-Mageia Launcher
  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Mageia Linux:

    Installing Chrome for Mageia

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