How to Install Latest Firefox 64-bit Browser on Linux Mageia 1-2-3 KDE4 X86_64 Easy Visual-Guide

October 18, 2012 | By Regaz.

The Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Firefox x8664 Browser Latest Stable Release on Mageia Linux 1-2-3-4 KDE4 Desktop.

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

So to make easier the Visualization of the whole process the Guide includes the essential Screenshots.

Inside you find also detailed instructions about How to Create a Launcher for Firefox Browser on Mageia KDE 4 Desktop.

Firefox Beta & Mageia
  1. Download Latest Firefox x8664 for Linux:

    Firefox x8664 tar.bz2
  • Double-Click on Firefox Archive and Extract Into /tmp
    Install Firefox on Mageia 1-2 Kde Extraction

  • Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mageia Linux 2 KDE4 Open Terminal
  • Relocate Firefox

    Login as SuperUser.


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    Make a Firefox Directory.

    mkdir /opt/firefox

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

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/firefox && mv /tmp/firefox/firefox /opt/firefox/firefox-latest

    Make a firefox-Latest Symlink for Easy-Starting.

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

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

  • Create a Firefox Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    Mageia KDE Launcher

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