>Assuming I actually figure out how to get connected to my PPP provider
>(sometimes I wonder why I even try, sigh), and that I figure out where
>Netscape and Mosaic go (unpack in /usr/local, right?). the question
The Netscape Navigator and NCSA Mosaic binaries for Linux come
as gzipped binaries which include instructions. I just
picked a directory and did the tar xzvf bletch.tar.gz,
and followed those instructions. Both browsers run under X
over PPP with no further configuration.
Quote:>How will I start the browser? Do I need to be in X? If so, Do I need
>an xterm to enter commands?
Make a symlink in /usr/X11R6/bin pointing to whereever your
netscape binary is. Then, in an xterm, type:
netscape -install /etc/motd &
The "-install" tells netscape to make its own color map so you can
keep opening other apps and they can get enough colors.
The local filename is one way to tell netscape not to try to
load its default advertising page when it starts. The & says
to give your shell back.
I also fetched Lynx-2.4 source and installed it according to
the instructions that come with it. Lynx runs just fine in
an xterm or on the console. If you're running it in an xterm it will
start up xv when it wants to show you a picture.
I also fetched the Linux binary of Arena from the World Wide
Web Consortium. It's unusable, crashes all the time.
Too bad, I'd really like an HTML 3 browser that knows the
difference between HTML and Netscape "extensions."