[LIVE] HOW-TO install Firefox in an XBMC Live setup

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vikjon0 Offline
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Edit:
Read updated version here instead:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=71664
(This post was last modified: 2010-04-07 10:28 by vikjon0.)
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That worked perfectly. Many thank yous!!! Nod
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I posted in the forum you linked to, but i want able to install the flash plugin. any thoughts?
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apt-get install flash

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Hi,

Thanks for the wonderful how-to. As per instructions, I have firefox successfully installed on my xbmc Live but whenever I launch firefox (either through xbmc Programs or through startx) the window size and font size (including toolbar items) are so big which makes it hard for me to use it for browsing. How can I resize it to normal 100% display size?

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htpc_ion Wrote:Hi,

Thanks for the wonderful how-to. As per instructions, I have firefox successfully installed on my xbmc Live but whenever I launch firefox (either through xbmc Programs or through startx) the window size and font size (including toolbar items) are so big which makes it hard for me to use it for browsing. How can I resize it to normal 100% display size?

Thanks and Regards,

Did you read the updated "guide" ?
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=71664
Especially the part where they speak about the DPI and fonts..

I had the same problem but was able to fix it by changing the DPI values.
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I did update "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" entries as per the updated guide but I see no difference.

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Thanks I go it working now. I am not really sure what I was doing wrong earlier but now it's working.

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Hi. Should these instructions work for Xbmcfreak LiveCD 10.08 svn31632 installation?

Then there's the "updated guide" http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=71664 ( Launch applications from XBMCLive (e.g. firefox) ). Same question there.

Tried to follow both of these, but no luck. Is there anywhere complete (?) set of instructions instead of numerous threads pointing to other threads, with lot of posts and updates?

Very new to XBMC and linux, so sorry if asking stupid questions.
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pumkinut Wrote:This is cool. I got it to work, but with problems. One, the Firefox window is slightly off the edge of the screen, so I can't drag it i.e. can't grab the title bar, and I can't find a keyboard shortcut that would allow me to drag the window. Also, the font for the dialog boxes is so small I can't read it. I'm going to have to dig around to see if I can find how to fix these two issues.

I had the same problem and solved it Wink

See: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=68489
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remyxo Wrote:Hi. Should these instructions work for Xbmcfreak LiveCD 10.08 svn31632 installation?

Then there's the "updated guide" http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=71664 ( Launch applications from XBMCLive (e.g. firefox) ). Same question there.

Tried to follow both of these, but no luck. Is there anywhere complete (?) set of instructions instead of numerous threads pointing to other threads, with lot of posts and updates?

Very new to XBMC and linux, so sorry if asking stupid questions.

Hi mate, i feel your pain (lol) i am also finding it hard to understand all this console / coding stuff.

i understand how to get into it, but dont understand how to get back out of it and to browse through hidden folders etc (.xbmc folder is hidden or i just cannot locate it!)

is there a complete guide somewhere as above without links to other forums/sites/threads?

if there is a complete guide out there it will allow me to understand the process of installing other plugins.. but at present its making it hard for new users to get the jist of things (including me..)

anyone help?

PS: I have sucessfully installed iPlayer, however not the method shown in the thread, i had to use hitchers repo to do it. I would like to learn how to do things and give something back to the community, and i will aim more towards the newbies who havnt a jar of glue what there doing, thus making a complete guide, and not guides that are linking to different places.

thanks
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when I try to go through the steps mentioned in the original post and I get the "startx"....I get the following error message below. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Not too familiar with all this and trying to learn as i go. Please help!

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
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Quote:I get the "startx"....I

You can only so that when you have exited xbmc or any other gui completly. If xbmc is till open it does not work.
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wich adobe player should I use with this version of firefox? There are 5 different versions. .deb for ubuntu , yum for linux, .rpm for linux, ,tar.gz for Linux, APT for ubuntu. thanks
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I have the problem where firefox only opens in half the screen.

I have fixed the text size by adding (Option "DPI" "100 x 100") to xorg but I cannot find a way to make firefox full screen.

Even making it full screen "f11" takes up half the screen.

Any idea how to fix this?

Also is there any way to get around having to use / to change window control?
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