How to Download & Install Firefox Nightly Browser x86_64 on Linux openSUSE 12 & Milestone KDE4 64bit

November 21, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Download and Install the Latest Firefox Nightly Browser 64-bit on openSUSE Linux 12.1-12.3 and Milestone KDE4 x8664 Desktop.

The Firefox Nightly Version Coexists Perfectly with the Eventual Others Firefox Installations, this Meaning that an Unique Firefox Base Environment will be Shared between All the Firefox Versions on the System.

More than this once installed it will Plug-In the Firefox Nightly Channel and so will follow to be Automatically Updated.

With Firefox Nightly you can get a sneak peek at the next generation Web Browser, and help Mozilla to make the best Browser it can be.

Especially relevant: Nightly is an Unstable Testing and Development Platform.

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 the Firefox Nightly Browser on openSUSE Linux Desktop.

Firefox Nightly & openSUSE Linux

  1. Download Latest Firefox Nightly:

    Firefox x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Right-Click > Open with Ark
    Install Firefox KDE4 Extraction

    Extract Into /tmp.

  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Kde4 Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Firefox Nightly

    Login as SuperUser.

    su 

    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-Nightly so to Prepare for a Possible Firefox Multi-Version Coexistence

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

    Make a Symlink for Easy-Starting.

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

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

    firefox-nightly
  5. Create a Nightly Launcher for Quick&Easy Starting:

    KDE4 Application Launcher
About Firefox Nightly

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