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Tried this?
Preferences > Content > Languages (for web pages)
Yeah, I tried that, but now only the web pages display in English, but the rest of the browser is still in another language. I'm going to try what veblen suggested a few posts ago and see what happens. I'll update this post to inform everyone of my progress.


EDIT:
Okay, using this guide, I now have Firefox installed. However, I cannot get it to run because I apparently don't have suffecient permissions to. I'm pretty sure that if I follow this guide, that won't be an issue; but I do have two question regarding it's instructions. It says to change permissions, do the following:
Code:
# chown -R root:users /opt/firefox
# chmod 750 /opt/firefox
  1. I have Firefox installed in /usr/lib, so would I just replace the "/opt" with "/usr/lib" in both lines?
  2. Regarding the second line of code, what does "750" have to do with anything? Is that like a user number or something? And if so, how do I figure out what mine is?

Edited by TheRockMonsi - 2/3/12 at 4:49pm
 
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EDIT:
Okay, using this guide, I now have Firefox installed. However, I cannot get it to run because I apparently don't have suffecient permissions to. I'm pretty sure that if I follow this guide, that won't be an issue; but I do have two question regarding it's instructions. It says to change permissions, do the following:
Code:
# chown -R root:users /opt/firefox
# chmod 750 /opt/firefox
  1. I have Firefox installed in /usr/lib, so would I just replace the "/opt" with "/usr/lib" in both lines?
  2. Regarding the second line of code, what does "750" have to do with anything? Is that like a user number or something? And if so, how do I figure out what mine is?

750 is the specific Chmod mode you are assigning to the file so that a regular user can access it. The problem is that you are directing it to the /opt/firefox directory when nothing is actually there. Really, you want to point it to the /usr/bin/firefox file, because that is where the executable is located. So, as a review:
Code:
chown -R root:users /usr/bin/firefox
chmod 750 /usr/bin/firefox

Now it should work (you will need root permissions to do this).

However, you should undo all you have done because you did it wrong. Now Firefox is installed without the package package manager. This means that it wont automatically update and might break when you update the computer. There are two ways to get Firefox on Debian. First, Debian provides in its package manager the unbranded version of Firefox, known as Iceweasel (apt-get install iceweasel). You can use that, or you can follow this first answer to your question to properly install Firefox on Debian.

Cheers.
Edited by Rothen - 2/2/12 at 10:59am
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So, for undoing everything I just did, I just use the "remove" command, right?
 
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So, for undoing everything I just did, I just use the "remove" command, right?

remove = rm
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Okay, so after reinstalling it I can't get firefox to start up properly. I tried doing it via the Terminal and this is what I get:
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/usr/bin/firefox: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Any idea what this means? I'm guessing libstdc++.so.6 is some kind of file or something; I'm going to google that and see what I get, but in the mean time feel free to chime in and give me advise. smile.gif
 
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You are missing a key library. Normally, this shouldn't happen if you install it the right way because all dependencies should be filled when you installed Firefox. However since you might have eliminated some of the libraries when you installed that Firefox tarball, you could have eliminated libstdc++6. Also get used to the package manager and apt because that is how you are supposed to install programs and libraries.

You can (re)install libstdc++6 by typing this command in the terminal, or searching for the package in the Synaptic Package Manager
Code:
apt-get install libstdc++6

What is likely going to happen is that Firefox isn't going to boot, because it will tell you that you are missing another file. Google search that file with using a keyword of "debian" and (re)install the needed package like you just did above.
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