install Firefox in Debian 8

September 16, 2015 in software

Install Firefox in Debian 8

Lets begin by downloading Firefox.

Visit the official Firefox site and click on Download button.

This will download a file like firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2 where “x” is the current version of Firefox.

Lets move that file in /usr directory.

sudo mv ~/Downloads/firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2 /usr

Go to /usr and decompress firefox:

cd /usr

sudo tar xvf firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2

remove the compressed file:

sudo rm firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2

lets create the launcher. Press the “Super Key” (this one is located on your keyboard between “ctrl” and “alt”. In windows world is also called “Windows Key”)

then type “main menu”


install Java in Ubuntu

October 20, 2013 in software

Install Java for firefox in Ubuntu

java_logoLets begin with verifying if Java is already installed in your computer.

Visit the official Java site and click on Do I Have Java?

If you don’t have please keep reading.

Lets download Java:

Go back to the official website and click on Free Java Download.

Now download the package fitting on your version of Linux (32 or 64 bit)

If you are not sure what kind of version you are running open a terminal and type:

uname -m

If the output is i686 it means that you are running on 32bit O.S. If you get x86_64 then you are running on a 64bit O.S.

Now that you have the correct package you need to extract the content into /usr/java. But first you need to create the folder. For that you will need root access

sudo mkdir -p /usr/java

Then move the java package into that folder

sudo mv ~/Downloads/jre-7u45-linux-i586.tar.gz /usr/java

Note. You need to change jre-7u45-linux-i586.tar.gz with the name of the package you download before

Now lets extract the package

cd /usr/java/

sudo tar xvf jre-7u45-linux-i586.tar.gz

Create a folder for firefox plugins

cd ~/.mozilla

mkdir plugins

At the end you need to create a symbolic link for the firefox plugins

for 32bit:

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.7.0_45/lib/i386/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

or for 64bit

ln -s /opt/java/jre1.7.0_45/lib/amd64/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Note. You need to change jre1.7.0_45 with the directory name you create when you extract the package.

Restart Firefox and check again if java is working like you did on the beginning of this article.

A video tutorial is coming soon.