Ubuntu 8.04: Migrating to Firefox 2.0.0.x from Firefox 3 Beta after a clean installation
OS: Ubuntu 8.04 *after a fresh clean installation*.
How to migrate to stable firefox 2.0.0.x (currently 184.108.40.206) from
firefox 3 Beta, until firefox 3 final becomes available.
1. i) Run System::Administration::Synaptic Package Manager.
ii) Press the Search button and type firefox.
iii) By selecting the "Mark for complete removal" boxes, uninstall
the "firefox", "firefox-3.0" and its dependencies packages.
iv) Install "firefox-2" and "firefox-2-gnome-support" packages.
2. Delete the .mozilla directory under your home directory (in my case
/home/john). If you are using nautilus, activate the View::Show Hidden
Files menu item, to do this.
3. Restart Ubuntu 8.04.
Now Firefox 2.0.0.x (currently 220.127.116.11) is ready to be used from the
If it doesn't run at the first attempt, press Alt-F2 and type firefox-2
and press Run.
If anyone has any problems, reply to this message.
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