Firefox 3.0a5pre in Ubuntu

Okay,  I’m back in Ubuntu now!  It turned out be as simple as disabling APIC in the BIOS.  I downloaded and unpacked (instead of installing) Firefox 3.0a5pre (Fx 3 nightly build).  Below are a couple of screen shots (click for full-size in new tab):

Firefox 3.0a5pre in Ubuntu (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070519 Minefield/3.0a5pre)
My Ubuntu Desktop. I am still using the default background.  Unlike Windows when your first install and run Ubuntu, your desktop is completely blank.  The only two items I have on there right now is the link to Fx 3.0a5pre as well as my WinXP Drive. Still trying to get it to read/access my ‘data’ drive so I can access all my music and some of the OpenOffice documents I have as well.  More screenshots to come in the future, meanwhile I am working on getting Fx 3.0apre setup to my liking.

3 Comments on Firefox 3.0a5pre in Ubuntu

  1. I’m glad that you were able to solve your problem with Ubuntu! Have fun!

  2. You finally fixed Firefox! Congrats!

    If you are having trouble with read/write, try installing ntfs-3g. Guide at

  3. …and if you don’t like command line :

    software -> add/remove -> ([select ‘all software..’ on show]) -> search for ‘ntfs’. the first one shown (the only one) is the software you need (ntfs-3g).

    i did and is so easy (on edgy it was more difficult), and now it even detect the correct character set of my windows partition (i’m latin). just works.

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