Firefox 4.0 is here! – Or – I went with Google-Chrome instead

Firefox download links:

Windows
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/4.0/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%204.0.exe

Linux
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/4.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-4.0.tar.bz2

Mac
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/4.0/mac/en-US/Firefox%204.0.dmg

Going to test this as soon as I get home on My Windows machine.

On my RHEL6 laptop however I couldn’t just unpack the linux version and run the ./firefox.
I also couldn’t find the installation guide. Nonetheless, it complains about this;

./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

But sudo yum install gtk2 gives: Package gtk2-2.18.9-4.el6.x86_64 already installed and latest version.

And after a ‘find /’ I found the file here:

cat ~/find.all | grep libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.1800.9
/usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0

How do I proceed? – Did not find anything online quick enough that would help me. The other requirements I could also find in my system..
I tried to run ./firefox-bin which complained about libxul.so which I also have in my system.
I tried to run it in a sudo, no difference.

If anybody reads this and has some ideas or so – please let me know :)

So I tried Google Chrome instead (haven’t tried this before) and wow, compared to Firefox 3.6.x which is the default one on RHEL6 it is really fast!

This is the link I used to install it and it worked perfectly:

http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-google-chrome-with-yum-on-fedora-red-hat-rhel/

  1. Add this to /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo
[google64]
name=Google - x86_64
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
  1. yum install google-chrome-unstable
  2. start google-chrome with: google-chrome

2 thoughts on “Firefox 4.0 is here! – Or – I went with Google-Chrome instead

  1. da99

    I finally found out why Firefox complains about “libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0”
    Basically, I needed to get:
    ia32-libs
    ia32-libs-gtk

    I’m on AMD 64-bit, so those libraries are needed to emulate 32-bit stuff.

    I finally found the solution on: http://blackonsole.org/libgtk-x11-cannot-open-shared-object-file/

    For some reason it is hard to find on google. It stuff like this that reminds me that I know nothing about computers.

    I’m with you. I might as well just go with Chromium. It starts up faster than Firefox. Loads pages faster too.

    Reply

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