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June 6, 2007

Howto install Netscape Navigator 9 beta 1 on the average Linuxbox

Filed under: Browsers, firefox, linux, Netscape, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 10:16 am

After reading “Netscape releases Netscape Navigator 9 beta 1” I decided to install and try NN 9 for a bit.

Here is how NN 9 can be installed on the the average Linux distro.

  • Extract the downloaded package (Right click netscape-navigator-9.0b1.tar.gz and select extract here).

Now open your console and become root (su or sudo -i) and go to ‘not into!’ the folder where the extracted folder resides.

mv navigator/ /usr/local/
ln -s /usr/local/navigator/navigator /usr/local/bin/navigator

The browser is now set up, on to setting up the plugins for NN 9, compatable with Firefox which usually reside in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins :

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/local/navigator/plugins/

  • Leave root mode with the exit command, done setting up NN 9

Now there is one more thing to do and that is setting NN 9 up in Gnome with alacarte and/or in KDE with the menu editor (kmenuedit)

Properties are for setting it up :

Description = whatever you want
Executable= navigator
Icon for NN 9 is located here: /usr/local/navigator/icons/mozicon50.xpm

To remove NN 9, as root:

rm -rf /usr/local/navigator ; rm /usr/local/bin/navigator

As non-root user remove it from alacarte and/or kmenuedit

Have fun,
Tuxicity.

14 Comments »

  1. Thanks a lot. Thank you so much. excellent work perfect.

    Comment by munra — June 7, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  2. Thank you! It work🙂

    Comment by bright — June 10, 2007 @ 4:33 am

  3. Thanks a lot.
    I just follow your step by step. but it doesn’t work!!!
    WHY???
    it shows the error message
    “Segmentation fault (core dumped)”
    plz help~

    Comment by kifonli — June 10, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

  4. The “Segmentation fault (core dumped)” is caused by “SCIM input method”. You need to add a command to the navigator file.

    1. At the beginning of the file, you will see the following statement.

    #!/bin/sh
    #

    2. Add a new line and insert the following command:
    GTK_IM_MODULE=scim-bridge

    3. The contents of your navigator file should look like:
    #!/bin/sh
    #
    GTK_IM_MODULE=scim-bridge

    4. Save the file.

    Comment by Baby Tux — August 19, 2007 @ 3:59 am

  5. Hello!

    I’m going to install NN9 to kUbuntu 7.10 Gutsy

    So, I follow you step by step too.

    I made a link to /usr/local/bin/navigator on Desktop (KDE) but it does not works!

    What should I do?

    Comment by Malik — November 19, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

  6. It writes error message:

    libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Comment by Malik — November 19, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

  7. I installed the Netscape browser but when I run it from terminal (as root or non root) it is giving the following error: “bash: /usr/local/bin/navigator: Permission denied”. What I should do to run my netscape navigator browser??

    Comment by Naveen — February 20, 2008 @ 4:28 am

  8. hey thanks a lot for your memmoth help but my friend i understand all step but i cant understand steps which is as follows

    Now there is one more thing to do and that is setting NN 9 up in Gnome with alacarte and/or in KDE with the menu editor (kmenuedit)

    Properties are for setting it up :

    Description = whatever you want
    Executable= navigator
    Icon for NN 9 is located here: /usr/local/navigator/icons/mozicon50.xpm

    To remove NN 9, as root:

    rm -rf /usr/local/navigator ; rm /usr/local/bin/navigator

    As non-root user remove it from alacarte and/or kmenuedit

    Have fun,
    Tuxicity.

    so please can u help how can i go to gnome or KDE menu editor. i am new to Linux and i am using Ubuntu 7.9

    Comment by Mitul Patel — April 8, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

  9. it is extreemly helpful, even for Suse 10.3 on a labtop – thanks Gert

    Comment by dernachtwerker — May 15, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

  10. Thanks Very Much,
    Really Really Helpful

    Comment by dugger666 — September 3, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  11. ty party ppl u guyz rock dudes

    Comment by keisha d. — September 25, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

  12. Hey,

    I did it and it finally worked, but I got one problem left: if I click the menu-item it doesn’t start. Nothing happens, except for the menu disappearing as usual with other apps. Do you know what the problem could be? I’m using Ubuntu 9.10, nothing special.

    Comment by Andreas — November 30, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

  13. ma chodamnav aa nathi chaltu

    Comment by abcd tari mano piko ane bhoisdo — October 6, 2011 @ 1:18 am

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