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    Why Icyweasel ?

    I finally found a live distro that recognize my WiFi card automatically but surprise, no Firefox, no flash and I cant set the keyboard for my country !

    I just dont get it...

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    I've also had the same question. Not hard to find discussion - here is one: http://n01getsout.com/blog/2006/11/1...efox-on-debian Initially, I was running quite a few plugins and it was important to be able to run the latest FF on different platforms, so I installed FF from the download and created a shortcut on the desktop. However, latest plugins are not as important now, might try experimenting with Iceweasel again. If someone has a simplified version of the "scoop" might help us keep in our minds. Dave

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    In regard to Iceweasel

    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasio View Post
    I finally found a live distro that recognize my WiFi card automatically but surprise, no Firefox, no flash...
    Greetings, Denver Dave & Fantasio.

    Iceweasel is just a de-branded Firefox without Flash automatically installed.

    Iceweasel is usually included by default even on the LiveCD-size Knoppix.
    Flash is easily installed via MainMenu>Knoppix>Install Components or via
    Synaptic if you prefer, where it's included; it's called flashplugin-nonfree.

    IIRC, Iceweasel will accept any of the plugins that are offered by Firefox.
    There is really no (functional) reason to prefer one or the other if they share the
    same version of Mozilla machinery. Iceweasel in Knoppix 7.0.5 is Mozilla version 10.
    You can find and download Firefox versions 19 or 20 for comparison, and these
    will find & share any bookmarks you may have previously established on Iceweasel.

    If you are comparing browsers, give Chromium a try. The Google translate function
    is much superior to that of Firefox, IMO. This browser is functionally different
    than the Mozilla browsers.

    Cheers.

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    In regard to keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasio View Post
    I cant set the keyboard for my country !
    Go to /mnt-system/KNOPPIX/ and read knoppix-cheatcodes.txt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    IIRC, Iceweasel will accept any of the plugins that are offered by Firefox.
    There is really no (functional) reason to prefer one or the other if they share the
    same version of Mozilla machinery. Iceweasel in Knoppix 7.0.5 is Mozilla version 10.
    You can find and download Firefox versions 19 or 20 for comparison, and these
    will find & share any bookmarks you may have previously established on Iceweasel.
    How does one find out the mozilla version behind each version of firefox so as to do a comparison with IceWeasel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jf/ View Post
    How does one find out the mozilla version behind each version of firefox so as to do a comparison with IceWeasel?
    http://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel

    This should correct my error in previous post.
    Iceweasel versions seem to track _Firefox_ versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    http://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel

    This should correct my error in previous post.
    Iceweasel versions seem to track _Firefox_ versions.
    sorry, but do u have a more specific link? I dont see it anywhere in that doc. Or are u referring to that "What is iceweasel?" block, which I guess could be taken to imply that the version numbers should be the same as well.

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