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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2018, 02:04:39 pm »
Ok!
Kids in bed now  ;)
Yes, /opt is the place for it. I'm just not so interested in keeping Basilisk on my system.
I'm happy with Firefox  ;D
Although, it won't update because it would need sudo.
Anyway, the link to the Palemoon forum thread should explain it. There's even a solution for the issue with updating.
If you decide to go with the /opt option make sure you don't deleat the tarball, just rename it.

Once again, sorry for the very dry previous post.
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2018, 02:08:01 pm »
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You should now have a menu item at

Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser  -- PCNetSpec

It was running as you said, but no, I can't find Basilisk anywhere in my menu.

I did end up with two terminals open, if that messed anything up. :-\  After checking to see if Basilisk  was running, I opened another terminal to complete the installation process.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 02:51:58 pm by perknh »
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2018, 02:13:50 pm »
Apparently, I was already late  :D
But, if you want it to update without the need of sudo, you need to change ownership
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sudo chown -R your_name:your_group /opt/basilisk
I've managed to create the menu entry, but the icon refuses to show. Although, it's there... just opened it with GIMP  :-\

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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2018, 03:43:14 pm »
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You should now have a menu item at

Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser  -- PCNetSpec

It was running as you said, but no, I can't find Basilisk anywhere in my menu.

I did end up with two terminals open, if that messed anything up. :-\  After checking to see if Basilisk  was running, I opened another terminal to complete the installation process.

Does running
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/opt/basilisk/basiliskopen basilisk ?

does running
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basiliskopen basilisk ?

what's the contents of
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xed /usr/share/applications/basilisk.desktop
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2018, 03:46:06 pm »
Apparently, I was already late  :D
But, if you want it to update without the need of sudo, you need to change ownership
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sudo chown -R your_name:your_group /opt/basilisk
I've managed to create the menu entry, but the icon refuses to show. Although, it's there... just opened it with GIMP  :-\

THIS IS INADVISABLE

It kinda defeats the object of having it in /opt in the first place. ???
(multiple user access, and root password protection)

See my earlier posting on how to update it by starting it with
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gksudo basilisk


If you've already done this, give ownersip back to root with:
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sudo chown -R root:root /opt/basilisk
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2018, 03:50:42 pm »
Does running
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/opt/basilisk/basiliskopen basilisk ?

does running
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basiliskopen basilisk ?

what's the contents of
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xed /usr/share/applications/basilisk.dessktop

Yes, both /opt/basilisk/basilisk and basilisk open Basilisk.

There are no contents of xed /usr/share/applications/basilisk.dessktop.

[EDIT]

I see the misspelling! ;D

These are the contents of xed /usr/share/applications/basilisk.desktop

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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Basilisk Web Browser
Comment=Browse the World Wide Web
GenericName=Web Browser
Keywords=Internet;WWW;Browser;Web;Explorer
Exec=basilisk %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/basilisk/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp;x-scheme-handler/chrome;video/webm;application/x-xpinstall;
StartupNotify=true
Actions=new-window;new-private-window;

[Desktop Action new-window]
Name=Open a New Window
Exec=basilisk -new-window

[Desktop Action new-private-window]
Name=Open a New Private Window
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 03:54:30 pm by perknh »
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2018, 03:53:33 pm »
Oops, typo....

See my earlier posting .. and make sure you did the part that said

in the terminal run
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sudo xed /usr/share/applications/basilisk.desktopwhen a blank file opens, make it read:
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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Basilisk Web Browser
Comment=Browse the World Wide Web
GenericName=Web Browser
Keywords=Internet;WWW;Browser;Web;Explorer
Exec=basilisk %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/basilisk/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp;x-scheme-handler/chrome;video/webm;application/x-xpinstall;
StartupNotify=true
Actions=new-window;new-private-window;

[Desktop Action new-window]
Name=Open a New Window
Exec=basilisk -new-window

[Desktop Action new-private-window]
Name=Open a New Private Window
Exec=basilisk -private-window
(be sure to get all of that .. it scrolls)

SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

You should now have a menu item at

Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 03:55:10 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2018, 03:57:05 pm »
I believe I have that posted above.  We had a simple misspelling back there. ;)

No, no item at Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 03:58:43 pm by perknh »
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2018, 03:58:51 pm »
Try restarting the panel
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xfce4-panel -r
Do you now have a menu item at

Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser

?
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2018, 04:01:23 pm »
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perknh@peppermint ~ $ xfce4-panel -r
perknh@peppermint ~ $ Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser
Menu: command not found
perknh@peppermint ~ $
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2018, 04:02:25 pm »
Sorry that's not a command .. do you have that item in the whiskermenu ?

Menu > Internet > Basilisk Web Browser
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2018, 04:05:02 pm »
Sorry that's not a command .. do you have that item in the whiskermenu ?

That's okay.  But, no.  No Basilisk anything anywhere in my menu.

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In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk (/ˈbæsɪlɪsk/ or /ˈbæzɪlɪsk/,[1] from the Greek βασιλίσκος basilískos, "little king"; Latin regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be a serpent king who can cause death with a single glance.  -- Wikipedia

Maybe we should have gone for Waterfox first.  You know, according to legend, a basilisk can be a real SOB! ;D
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 04:12:45 pm by perknh »
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2018, 04:10:43 pm »
Well your menu must be broken somehow :-\

try running
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cp -v /usr/share/applications/basilisk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/do you now have the menu item ?
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2018, 04:18:15 pm »
Well your menu must be broken somehow :-\

try running
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cp -v /usr/share/applications/basilisk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/do you now have the menu item ?

Yes!  You fixed it, PCNetSpec!!  Will I now be able to replace Waterfox for your Basilisk commands so I'll be able to have both browsers up and running?

Thank you, PCNetSpec, and thank you all others (scifidude79, zebedeeboss, Slim.Fatz, and pin) who helped me with this not-so-simple process. :)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 04:33:13 pm by perknh »
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Re: What is a Linux tarball file? How do we install from it to Peppermint?
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2018, 04:23:41 pm »
pretty much yeah....
(but if you have difficulties, just start a new topic asking how to install Waterfox)

BTW, (if you want to help out Peppermint) in Basilisk, go to:
http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=DuckDuckGo+%28PeppermintOS%29
and click on the blue writing that says "DuckduckGo (PeppermintOS)" (just to the right of the little Peppermint candy logo).

Accept the installation .. and allow it to become the default search engine.

Now DuckDuckGo will pay Peppermint for searches rather than palemoon

You can also change your homepage to the peppermint startpage (or your personal one) because searches from the Peppermint startpage also help us.
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