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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Installing Mozilla Firefox on Kubuntu 7.04

Konqueror, Kubuntu's default web browser is great but Mozilla Firefox is one of the two most popular browsers out there.

But you have probably discovered that you can't just install it on a freshly created Kubuntu desktop.

For me doing a full system upgrade before installing Mozilla Firefox solved this problem.

To do this:

1. Open the Adept Manager by clicking K>System>Adept Manager
2. Type in the administrator password
3. Choose Full Upgrade in the Adept Manager

After Kubuntu has finished upgrading you can then proceed to install Firefox.

Note: if you are an advanced user, you could instead manually select which part of Kubuntu to upgrade with regards to installing Firefox without errors rather than upgrading everything.

Update: Installing Mozilla Firefox 3.0 in Kubuntu

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Regarding Chikka and Gaim

Some readers have reported Chikka no longer works for the latest Kubuntu version. I checked GAIM and I found out that GAIM is no more.

If you check the sourceforge repository you will see that there aren't any GAIM file there. Instead you would find a link that points to

Anyway, for my fellow Linux users, you can still use Chikka with any Linux distribution. That is, we will have to use Chikka Java Lite version.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Kubuntu Feisty Fawn and the Built in Sound Support

One of the things I like about the latest Kubuntu is the sound support. After I have installed the operating system the sound device works automatically.

Unlike in Windows XP, everytime I make a fresh install of Windows XP I also had to reinstall the sound driver.

But of course, this feature would depend if your sound device is already supported by Kubuntu Feisty Fawn natively.

If it is not you would still be required to do a manual install.