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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2012, 14:54    Post subject:  

Tman wrote:

If using the Firefox.sfs, it is recommended that you change /usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser to the following:
Code:

#!/bin/sh
killall firefox
exec firefox "$@"


This will allow only one instance of Firefox to run at a time and you will no longer need to type killall firefox if it crashes.


Thanks Tman... I think that I'm going to try the .sfs (I'm assuming that will probably make it difficult for Firefox to update itself... Wink )

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Tman


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jan 2012, 13:37    Post subject:  

No problem Retrotech,

Actually, you can still update Firefox with the sfs but, I have turned automatic updating off. Same goes with the pets. You can update by going to the 'Help' tab and click on About Firefox -> Check for Updates
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jan 2012, 13:52    Post subject:  

Tman wrote:
No problem Retrotech,

Actually, you can still update Firefox with the sfs but, I have turned automatic updating off. Same goes with the pets. You can update by going to the 'Help' tab and click on About Firefox -> Check for Updates


I've found that on some versions that didn't help (I use the default of "ask"). In at least one case, despite the "ask" option, when I checked the version number, it started downloading the newest Firefox (without asking)... Grrrrrr....

Do you know if your .sfs is compatible with 5.25?

My main 5.28 save file just took a dump, and I'm not convinced that the version is completely stable (I'm also not convinced that some of the Firefox problems aren't somehow involved).

I'm thinking about 5.25, which seems far less hardware intensive (even though this tower has a 2200 Athlon with 1GB RAM, it sometimes seems sluggish under 5.28 -- I had been running 5.20 prior to this, and it was very good...until a clean-up operation went rogue and wiped my icons out.. Laughing )

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 22:37    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
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Do you know if your .sfs is compatible with 5.25?

My main 5.28 save file just took a dump, and I'm not convinced that the version is completely stable (I'm also not convinced that some of the Firefox problems aren't somehow involved).

I'm thinking about 5.25, which seems far less hardware intensive (even though this tower has a 2200 Athlon with 1GB RAM, it sometimes seems sluggish under 5.28 -- I had been running 5.20 prior to this, and it was very good...until a clean-up operation went rogue and wiped my icons out.. Laughing )


The sfs works fine for me in Slickpup 5.2.5, which I still use occasionally for testing.
Before switching to Lucid 5.2.5, perhaps you might want to see if my Firefox.sfs works with a fresh Lucid 5.2.8 save file.

Edit: I removed some outdated info. libdbus and libdbus-glib files are fine the way I have set them up now. If they are found to be already present in the usr/lib folder, then the original libdbus files will be used. If they are found not to be present, then the ones I have included will be used. This should make Firefox compatible with all major versions of Puppy, so long as they are not other missing dependencies.

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Tman


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan 2012, 00:39    Post subject:  

I have modified the Firefox packages. Changes are as follows:

- prepare-firefox.pet functions have been integrated
- firefox becomes the defaultbrowser upon the first run of the sfs
- if old saved settings are found on first run, you will have the option to remove them
- firefox-8 and firefox-9 packages have a few addons (extensions), while firefox-7 doesn't
- if libdbus-glib files are not found in /usr/lib folder, they will be put there
-- if they are already there, then the original files will not be overwritten
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Tman


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan 2012, 23:45    Post subject:  

I was playing around with PupStudio today and found that Firefox-9 would often freeze up. I don't really know why. I tried resetting the network connection with the Network Wizard (not the simple one) but Firefox still crashed. Then I tried installing the recommended video driver (Xorg-High).
Firefox still loads slower for me than with smaller pups but so far it hasn't crashed. (fingers crossed).

UPDATE: I have reverted to using Firefox version 7.0.1 becuase I find it to be the more stable.
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darkcity


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb 2012, 17:11    Post subject:  

I'm using puppy 5.28

Firefox 7 and 9 suffer with the fullscreen bug -

where you can't exit fullscreen mode - pressing F11 just reopens fullscreen.

updating JWM fixes bug - pet here
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02507

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I've come across another bug. When you right click to open a download or open its folder-

Instead of opening with default program or opening folder, mTpaint is loaded as says 'cannot open file' - even if it is an image file

any idea how to fix?

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Tman


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 03:23    Post subject:  

darkcity wrote:
When you right click to open a download or open its folder-

Instead of opening with default program or opening folder, mTpaint is loaded as says 'cannot open file' - even if it is an image file

any idea how to fix?


I am not sure what you mean by this, can you provide a screenshot?
Also, does it happen in lucid 5.2.8 in openbox wm? I have lucid 5.2.8-004 with custom Icewm. Right-clicks are okay for me.

Are you talking about the Rox-Filer right-click options?
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 00:18    Post subject:  

Firefox 10.01 official appears to be unstable on this old Pentium 4.
I think I will stick to version 7... Namoroka seems good as well.

I've modified my older pets. The install method is better and the fonts are bigger.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 16:17    Post subject:  

I tried version Firefox-7.0.1-2.sfs in Xprimo and it didn't work, although the pet of the same version did work.
I was confused as to why at first, but I figured it out.

Uploaded Firefox-7.0.1-3.sfs..now works in dpup exprimo, and should work now in any pups that come with Firefox preinstalled.

** warning the sfs will remove the old firefox files if they exist in /usr/lib/firefox
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ilanrab


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 18:45    Post subject:  

Tman wrote:
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I think I will stick to version 7...

I tried many of the versions between firefox 4.x and 9.x . The only one that
proved stable was firefox 7.x . I am running it on top of Lucid 5.2.5 .
Cheers,

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb 2012, 23:02    Post subject:  

New versions for Firefox-7.0.1 pet and sfs have been uploaded.

I must have changed the pet over ten times, but I think I finally got them the way I like them.
Versions 8 and 9 are still the old versions.
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jodother

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Feb 2012, 11:05    Post subject: FF 10.0.2 won't start  

I installed FF 9.0.1 pet on Lucid 5.2.8 with xfce. Update within FF to version "10.0.0" seemed to work (just like any former updates) but after update to 10.0.2 FF didn't start. So I uninstalled this version and re-installed the original 9.0.1 pet.

Guess I have to wait for the next pet or hope that this issue will be fixed in one of the next FF internal updates?
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb 2012, 23:54    Post subject: Re: FF 10.0.2 won't start  

jodother wrote:
I installed FF 9.0.1 pet on Lucid 5.2.8 with xfce. Update within FF to version "10.0.0" seemed to work (just like any former updates) but after update to 10.0.2 FF didn't start. So I uninstalled this version and re-installed the original 9.0.1 pet.

Guess I have to wait for the next pet or hope that this issue will be fixed in one of the next FF internal updates?


Did you run out of lupusave space during the upgrade? That is a common cause this crashing during upgrade.

BTW, I've been running the patched 9.01 .pet for some weeks now, and have had no issues...

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=594178#594178

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/

I see that there is a Firefox 10 .pet in the collection now.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 13:14    Post subject:  

The reason why I didn't make up a Firefox-10 pet, is becuase it was unusable on my Pentium 4 test computer. It would freeze up doing simple tasks like surfing through the murga forum. I had some freezing problems with Firefox-9 as well, although not as bad. Firefox 10 ran okay on my dual-core, but it seemed to be laggy when loading web-pages. If Firefox 11 is more stable, then I will make a pet for it, but I didn't want to put out a pet that I know is buggy, ( EDIT - very buggy and unstable ) - thus avoiding complaints from forum members and explanations from me. (kind of).
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