I'm using KDE (Kubuntu) and I was wondering about integration of Firefox into KDE. I know that kmozillahelper provides this and so I installed it. But the thing is, I compile Firefox myself with some custom optimisations, so I don't use Firefox from the repositories.
The firefox from the repositories uses kmozillahelper but my compiled firefox (even the mozilla provided firefox) does not.
I've got an Ubuntu 10.04 box (up to date) with a MySQL database that I log into remotely via an SSH tunnel. In order to make this secure, I've remapped the SSH port to something obscure, and locked down the firewall to allow only this port.
I've disabled password login, and get in via a 1024-bit RSA key, which has an attached passphrase.Right now, it works like a charm. However, I've become interested in trying out NoMachine NX as a way of working on the Ubuntu machine (VNC works, but is not an option). NoMachine NX requires a DSA key without a passphrase, and is not interested (as far as I know) in playing nicely with my existing RSA keys.
My question, for you security experts, is this. Do I have to scrap my existing SSH config and start fresh with NX in mind? Or is there a way around this? Moreover, if I do that, and get NX working, will I still be able to use Putty to tunnel in as I do now, for using the database?
I have always been amazed that despite the fact that the liveCD obviously has gparted on it, that it is doesn't install it. Why not?I understand it is a tool with which you can easily damage your system, but that's no reason not to give it to users, once its aready taking up space on the liveCD.
I am trying to compile a new vanilla kernel on to my Ubuntu server system which has been freshly installed with Ubuntu 10.04 server 32bits. As this will run on a VIA epia-px5000eg mainboard with USB stick I want compile this kernel on a different machine on which is also ubuntu 10.04 installed. Unfortunately currently I experience difficulties when I boot kernel 2.6.34; it says "Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block" while if I load to original kernel that comes with Ubuntu 10.04 all works perfectly well. BTW reason I want to build a custom vanilla kernel is to trim down kernel to the necessary services I need as I am running a server that requires just the essentials. And it needs to support the VIA Epia CPU processor family ( C3, C7 or generic setting which is another hurdle which I won't discuss here ).
Hopefully one out there is able to guide me further as I type step by step what I executed. Thanks for your replies in advance:
Yet I hook up the VIA epia-px5000g with 2gb usb stick, a dvd drive and keyboard ( all usb ). Boot from CDrom and install a minimal system (<f4>) to usb stick. Partitioning part I set it to EXT4 and used full size thus no SWAP. Also mount option " noatime " has been set all to save writes to usb stick. When the base system has been installed a user has been added, as well apt is being configured to install only security updates automatically. As services I want to run definitely openSSH-server so I can access remotely. Grub gets configured and system will be rebooted.
At this stage I configure the network interface to a static address so I do not need to check my router all the time which dhcp address Ubuntu is using if I want to access remotely.
Now the compile part starts, the ubuntu way. I log in to my other system and execute following commands accordingly code...
I've newly installed Lenny and I find that xterm doesn't have tabs or pretty colours. Vim is also colourless. Is this a conscious effort by Debian to strip back the install to it's most utilitarian? Or am I using the wrong versions of each app?
I am trying to compile a vanilla kernel that I got from git in a VirtualBox VM running Fedora 12. With RHEL (albeit on real hardware, not a VM), I am able to do a make; make modules_install; make install and simply able to boot up the kernel. The make install step, in particular, creates the initrd using /sbin/installkernel, which also updates the grub configuration.
Under Fedora 12, my new kernel does not boot. I see no messages on the screen, not even if I change the boot command line to remove quiet bootup. I see disk usage on the VM and the CPU gets pegged at 100%. Strangely enough, if I change the initrd to refer to an existing, Fedora-provided kernel, I can boot my new kernel without any problems. I started with a Fedora kernel config and used it to generate the config for my new 2.6.33 kernel, so it couldn't be the case that I missed something in the config either.
Does anybody have an idea about what could be going on? Is there some specific patch that Fedora kernels use that are essential for booting up?
Also, the guest Fedora OS is 64-bit, if that is relevant.
I've downloaded 2.6.36-rc8 vanilla kernel, then I copied .config file from my current working kernel 188.8.131.52-168.fc12.x86_64, then I've configured, compiled and installed kernel like this:
Code: make gconfig make -j4 all (or make all) make modules_all make install The last command edits my grub.conf file and writes this: [Code]....
I checked my .config and ACPI, and File Systems are built into kernel and not loaded as modules... And, I have LVM but my /boot partition isn't in it, so I don't HAVE to use initrd, right? How can I boot from a vanilla kernel without initrd ?
I thought I would give some instructions on how I compile my kernels. My long-time windows user parts trader recently asked me how to compile a kernel on Fedora. He was confused with all the tutorials requiring you to build an RPM, so I showed him how I do it, the standard/easy/lazy way. Before I start, here are a couple things I assume. I assume you are a Fedora user and that you are NOT in text mode, but in GNOME. I also assume you realize that this can take up to SIX HOURS on an old Pentium 3 1.3Ghz. Remember that some proprietary drivers as well as some free ones are not included in the kernel, so make sure you don't delete your existing one.
First get the dependencies you need. su -c "yum -y install gcc ncurses-devel"
Next get the kernel source. I use 184.108.40.206 as an example. To download it, click here.Extract it by right-clicking on the file and then choosing extract here. This will take about five minutes. Now open a terminal, become root, and cd to the directory linux-220.127.116.11. It is important to cd here and not to the kernel directory inside of there, even though make has an extra variable that specifies there.
Now we need to configure the kernel before we build it with make O=kernel menuconfig. It will take a couple minutes to set up, then you will be presented with a cheap psuedo-gui in your terminal. Just select exit and yes to save your config. You usually don't need to change anything here.
Ready to compile and install? Remember this can take up to six hours, and your machine may become VERY slow. It is not recommended that you attempt to use your machine with this in progress. OK then. As root, in the same directory, type:
make O=kernel && make O=kernel modules_install install. This will compile the kernel and install the kernel and it's modules. Done? Now change the kernel and initrd in your bootloader to match the new kernel. If you ever want to reuse the same source code folder, use make mrproper to clean things up and build it again.
Im using a Fedora 15 and im trying to compile a 3.0.0rc5 kernel. but im unable to get a config for my machine to boot up. i tried make localmodconfig it says
using config: '.config' capifs config not found!! Restart Config
and then i tried cp /boot/config-18.104.22.168-26.rc1.fc15.i686.PAE .config to override the default config but stil that doesnt work. work around to get a proper config so that i can boot the latest kernel here?
Code: Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 3053 modules WARNING: modpost: Found 60 section mismatch(es).To see full details build your kernel with:'make CONFIG_DEBUG_SECTION_MISMATCH=y' CC arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel.mod.o[code]....
There is even much more error output but it looks like it is basically the same issue.
i want to compile the vanilla kernel 2.6.37-rc3, but i want to obtain a .rpm file. I found this guide long time ago (i used it many times) but it use src.rpm package and the contained kernel.spec file have many lines for adding patches. Someone know where can i download a kernel.spec for vanilla kernel or a guide to obtain an rpm file
How do i roll back firefox5beta to firefox4 and keep updating to the latest stable releases w/out upgrading to beta? The only extension that isn't working is FEBE which is incompatible w/ firefox5beta (profile, extension and preference backup). Have to use FEBE beta7 under Firefox4 so I don't think a compatible release for Firefox5beta is going to come out any time soon.
I recently upgraded (via Ubuntuzilla) to firefox 3.5.7 and now, every single time I close Firefox, the program seems to crash without quitting completely.
First, I receive an error saying that the program will not close and asks me if I want to Force Quite or Wait for it to close on its own. This has been happening ever since I upgraded to Karmic and if I just wait it usually quits fully after a couple seconds.
Now what happens is this: the window still closes, but if I try to reopen Firefox then I get this error stating that Firefox is already open and therefore cannot be opened again. The only way to get back into Firefox is to restart the entire computer. (Incidentally, this is the same problem that occurs whenever I try to Force Quit Firefox)
This now happens every single time I "close" Firefox.
Does anyone know the source of this error? Or a workaround?
How do I force Firefox to recognize a certain default firefox profile I have?
For whatever reason I can't get FF to show all of the add-ons I have. Yes, they are installed and they appear when as icons when I first boot up but after I close FF and start it again there are no icons (like Adblock).
Im using firefox version 3.6.12 and it functions fine. However when i use the latest version of this addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...11377/#reviews the screen goes grey and firefox crashes. Restarting firefox only results in more crashes. I had a older version of this addon-1.5 i believe that worked fine.
I create/modify web pages on Ubuntu and on Ubuntu it looks good but on Firefox that runs on Windows it is all messed up. The pictures or text is not as intended and that is really annoying. What is the issue here?I really don't understand.
I installed the add-on Greasemonkey for Firefox and since then firefox won't open. If I try to open it on safe mode nothing comes up, it I try it a secont time it tells me that Firefox is already running and if I try to open it normally it shows it on the bottom as if it was opening and then it dissapears.
since ubuntu's decided that firefox needs to have their strange and weird theme for the buttons... what's the easiest way to remove this new way that it decides that the button configuration for when you want to close it and other things? I cannot seem to find this file, and i've already tried to delete my .mozilla file and i've installed swiftfox and it's using it. So where in the world did the Ubuntu UI people put this thing at?
Recently I have installed Fedora 10. It comes with firefox 3.xx by default. Now I was wondering if there is any way through which i can update it to 3.5 version though yum. I have tried yum update firefox but it did not work and returns following messages Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up Update Process No Packages marked for Update I know that one way to update is download the latest Tar package and use it, but I want to totally remove my previous installation and use solely one package i.e. firefox 3.5.
I have been testing Fedora 15 and I love it, everything works fine and is so nice but... I want to instal FireFox with another idiom becouse it is the only thing that my Fedora has in English everything else is Spanish. How do I change the lenguage from FireFox from English to Spanish ?
After several site:centos.org searches on Google and not finding anything remotely related to this question, I ask, how do I update Firefox 3.0 to Firefox 3.5 without losing any of my settings, history, bookmarks ,etc.?
This is really odd - all of a sudden, my firefox says "Firefox can't find the server at www.google.com" , and my pidgin will not connect saying host not found.However, I am typing this on the same computer using Opera. his is absolutely insane. I have no idea what caused it.. command line nslookup works great, and resolves everything.But firefox and pidgin will not resolve anything.
The only odd thing is this in messages: Sep 8 12:07:41 tklaptop NetworkManager: nm_ip4_config_add_nameserver: assertion `nameserver != s' failed Sep 8 12:07:41 tklaptop NetworkManager: nm_ip4_config_add_nameserver: assertion `nameserver != s' failed
Code: (firefox-bin:18788): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: IA__g_object_set_valist: object class `gfxPangoFcFont' has no property named `fontmap' i deleted ~/.mozilla and /usr/lib/mozilla in the process to wipe out any possible user issues.
3.5.10 works fine thought, any newer and i get the same error about the fontmap
I use Ubuntu 10.04.1. When i write to terminal "sudo firefox" it opens the firefox with the default users config settings. But when i write "sudo nautilus" it open the nautilus with new config settings. This means there is a problem on my system ? (when i open the firefox with "gksudo", it is using as new user (root user's) config files but nautilus is opening with the root user's files also with "sudo").
i am wanting to use Firefox to connect to my smb shares. However, i keep getting this error message: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (smb) isn't associated with any program. My client configuration is as follows: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:22.214.171.124pre) Gecko/20100106 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Shiretoko/3.5.8preI tried the instructions below to try and fix the problem with no success: Quote: From [URL]
Linux with Firefox In order to connect to a network share directly from you browser under Linux, you must configure Firefox to handle URL's starting with "smb://". This is done by typing "about:config" in the address line and hitting return. After that you must right-click the list of settings and choose "New -> Boolean" as shown below.
As name you must type: "network.protocol-handler.external.smb" with a value of "true". After that you must do the same thing over again, but this time choose "New -> String", type the name: "network.protocol-handler.app.smb" with a value of the path to the application you wish to use for browsing network shares. If you use KDE, this will typically be "/usr/bin/konqueror".
I just installed firefox and flash-plugin.The version of firefox is 3.0.10, package is firefox-3.0.10-1.el5.centos.The version of flash-plugin is 10.0.22.87, package is flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-1.el5.rf.But firefox crashes when there is flash in web page, unless disable flash plugin in firefox.
I've experienced the fairly annoying firefox error where it refuses to start the GUI. If there were no active firefox processes, nothing happened when I started it, but it did "start", meaning that I got the "firefox is already running" when I tried again. I found a fix to this, which was to delete some or all files in the ~/.mozilla/firefox directory. I now have 2 different problems. Number one is that the problem keeps reoccurring and I'd like to know what's causing it. The second problem is that even when I've "fixed" the issue, I still can't run firefox from scripts or click links. I get the "firefox is already running" error instead of a new tab or window.
I am running F11 and I want to mount an FTP, but when I try to connect to an ftp server using Places -> Connect to Server, or the bookmarks I made I get an error that says 'Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/firefox-3.5/firefox" (No such file or directory)' and sometimes it mounts anyway, but most the time it doesn't, and it never connects to the folder I asked it to, I just have to open the mount and navigate to it. I figure this happened because Firefox upgraded to 3.5.1 and the folder is now /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.1/firefox, but I don't know how to update this so that it looks in the right location.