fixing issue with firefox3.0b5

Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 most things went well but today is the day I finally was able to use firefox 3 without constant crashes. The crashes were more like stalls and when starting from console there were no helpful messages displayed and it locked up in a way that the built in crash reporter never even displayed.

So, I just download the latest version 3.0.3 from mozilla’s site and then follow the steps below-

cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup
sudo tar -jxvf firefox-3*.tar.bz2 -C /opt
rm firefox-3*.tar.bz2
sudo mv /opt/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins.backup
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins
sudo dpkg-divert –divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu –rename /usr/bin/firefox
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

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