Basic Linux Q


Fzero

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I've a couple simple questions regarding basic install onto Linux, simple for you users anyway


I just wiped my XP machine for a bodhi 1.1 which is very nice looking and runs nicer btw.


Came with just Midori, I don't think I can run flash/YouTube on that so d/l Chromium, read flash was built in but disabled, I didn't see it in my list of plugin. The Chromium was a file I could 'make executable' which on running added to the 'applications/internet' menu alongside Midora.


I went to adobe for flash and only offered for FF and couple others, so I d/l FF5 and unpacked it.


Followed command to install it:


sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox


sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox


this moves it to /opt


..why isn't my Chromium here too though, where would that likely be?


also has that just made shortcut of FF to /usr/bin , I can see the file to launch FF but it doesn't add to my click menu under 'applications/internet'. How do I get it to there?


I'm hopeing these are basic things and you know what I mean, it might be settings in the bodhi I've not seen yet


cheers ears
 

Fzero

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No worries I found the bodhi menu to add new programs to the menus... Now just need to find where can edit the order as my FF is under 'applications/other' not 'applications/internet'
 

dreamer

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Why don't you use your package manager to install software?
 
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Fzero

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I have synaptic manager but didn't see it in there, will use that for future installs though for simplicity
 
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