Iceweasel is no more at Debian.
More details about this decision : https://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel
A new repository must be enabled : jessie-backports managed by The Debian Mozilla team
Add a new sources.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ with the following line :
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ jessie-backports firefox-esr
Run the following commands to have Firefox installed on your system :
[fool@localhost]$ sudo apt-get update
[fool@localhost]$ sudo apt-get install pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring
[fool@localhost]$ sudo apt-get -t jessie-backports install firefox-esr
Firefox is now installed. Enjoy !
Some web-based management tools use Java applets to perform configuration tasks. Within Debian Squeeze, you have two JRE available : openjdk-6-jre and sun-java6-jre. Concerning web browsers, two kinds of Java plug-ins can be installed : the official Oracle Java plug-in from the sun-java6-plugin package and the alternative Icedtea plug-in from the icedtea6-plugin package.
The Oracle Java Plug-in is better suited for its integration within web browsers. To install it :
root@localhost:~#apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
To use one implementation of Java (either OpenJDK or Oracle java), make sure that your environment is properly configured. update-java-alternatives (utility from the java-common package) can be used for this purpose.
To list the existing Java environments :
root@localhost:~# update-java-alternatives -l
java-6-openjdk 1061 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk
java-6-sun 63 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun
To force the use of one given environment :
root@localhost:~#update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
To make sure that your installed applications only use the Oracle Java 6, check the output of update-alternatives -l . You should have the following output :
root@localhost:~#update-alternatives -l |grep java
update-alternatives –get-selections |grep java
appletviewer manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/appletviewer
apt manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/apt
ControlPanel manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/ControlPanel
extcheck manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/extcheck
firefox-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
HtmlConverter manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/HtmlConverter
iceape-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
iceweasel-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
idlj manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/idlj
jar manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jar
jarsigner manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jarsigner
java manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java
javac manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/javac
javadoc manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/javadoc
javah manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/javah
javap manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/javap
java_vm manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java_vm
javaws manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/javaws
jconsole manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jconsole
jcontrol manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/jcontrol
jdb manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jdb
jexec manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/jexec
jhat manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jhat
jinfo manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jinfo
jmap manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jmap
jps manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jps
jrunscript manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jrunscript
jsadebugd manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jsadebugd
jstack manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jstack
jstat manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jstat
jstatd manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/jstatd
keytool manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/keytool
midbrowser-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
mozilla-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
native2ascii manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/native2ascii
orbd manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/orbd
pack200 manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/pack200
pluginappletviewer auto /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/pluginappletviewer
policytool manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/policytool
rmic manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/rmic
rmid manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/rmid
rmiregistry manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/rmiregistry
schemagen manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/schemagen
serialver manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/serialver
servertool manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/servertool
tnameserv manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/tnameserv
unpack200 manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/unpack200
wsgen manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/wsgen
wsimport manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/wsimport
xjc manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/xjc
xulrunner-1.9-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
xulrunner-javaplugin.so manual /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
For Iceweasel,you can check that your Java plug-in is configured by typing about:plugins in the address bar.
If you find your Firefox/Iceweasel browser is running too slow, you should check whether it is an addon -related problem or not.
Mozilla has established a list of the most CPU/RAM consuming add-ons :
Slow performing add-ons for Firefox
First advice to make your Firefox browser run faster : disable an add-on you do not use on a regular basis and avoid using ones which can bring some possible security issues to your system.
You may have already encountered some sound problems while playing several flv videos opened in different tabs. If you stop playing one of them for a while and then try to watch it again, you are unable to understand the sound that comes from the video.
Here is one solution :
In the file /etc/iceweasel/iceweaselrc, replace the line ICEWEASEL_DSP=”none” by ICEWEASEL_DSP=”aoss”
aoss is a simple wrapper script which facilitates the use of the ALSA OSS compatibility library.
To install it :
root@localhost:~#apt-get install alsa-oss
At the moment, I am running the Debian current stable version of Iceweasel (3..0.6).
Sometimes, you can experience some delay in displaying web pages because DNS lookups take too long. There are several solutions to this problem.
With my current version of Iceweasel, I advise you to install the following addon : DNS Prefetch.
To install it, just follow this link : DNS Prefetch
Once installed, restart your browser and pay attention to the speed of webpages loading.
Further informations :
Once connected on your WordPress blog, it might take some time to publish a new article.
Why not write if off-line and put it on your blog right after?
I have found quite a good Firefox/Iceweasel plugin which does the job well : Scribefire
The extension can be installed from the following link :
At the moment, it fullfills my needs. It can be launched in a new tab. You can add new categories right from this extension.
The editor is simple but functional.
However, I am not able to modify an article through it. Is this a missing function?
For more information, please visit their website : http://www.scribefire.com/
Feel free to send me feedbacks on your personal use of any of the existing off-line text editor extensions for Firefox/Iceweasel.