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Old 16th July 2009, 11:14 AM
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32bit firefox on x86_64

I have been having trouble with firefox3.5 on my x86_64 FC11 install for a month now...firefox freezes my pc. So I used yum to remove firefox. Now I'm wondering if I could just use another rpm for firefox...could I use the 32 bit version safely? I found the rpm and started doing a local install with yum but it wants these dependencies:

yum localinstall --nogpgcheck firefox-3.5-1.fc11.i586.rpm

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Package Arch Version Repository Size
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Installing:
firefox i586 3.5-1.fc11 /firefox-3.5-1.fc11.i586 17 M
Installing for dependencies:
GConf2 i586 2.26.2-1.fc11 updates 1.7 M
ORBit2 i586 2.14.17-1.fc11 fedora 186 k
PolicyKit i586 0.9-6.fc11 fedora 165 k
alsa-lib i586 1.0.20-1.fc11 fedora 419 k
avahi-glib i586 0.6.25-3.fc11 updates 19 k
bzip2-libs i586 1.0.5-5.fc11 fedora 39 k
cracklib i586 2.8.13-4 fedora 50 k
gnome-vfs2 i586 2.24.1-2.fc11 fedora 947 k
hal-libs i586 0.5.12-26.20090226git.fc11 fedora 70 k
libIDL i586 0.8.13-1.fc11 fedora 89 k
libacl i586 2.2.47-4.fc11 fedora 24 k
libbonobo i586 2.24.1-1.fc11 fedora 487 k
libgnome i586 2.26.0-1.fc11 fedora 732 k
libxml2 i586 2.7.3-2.fc11 fedora 855 k
pam i586 1.0.91-6.fc11 fedora 767 k
popt i586 1.13-5.fc11 fedora 41 k
python-libs i586 2.6-9.fc11 updates 663 k
startup-notification i586 0.9-6.fc11 fedora 39 k
xulrunner i586 1.9.1-1.fc11 updates 10 M

Transaction Summary
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Install 20 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Is this ok to do with yum?
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Old 16th July 2009, 12:56 PM
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Hi Yes, as it basically works fine for me.
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Old 17th July 2009, 02:13 AM
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I went ahead and installed the 32 bit version of firefox. I had a lot less plugins but it installed ok. Unfortunately the 32 bit rpm of firefox froze up my pc too, so I removed it with yum. I am experimenting so I can give Mozilla an accurate description of what happens...I reinstalled the 64 bit version of firefox and disabled all plugins and have no add ons installed. So far it hasn't frozen. Maybe it doesn't like plugins in 3.5?
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