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I keep trying to download and install Firefox. The Ark archive manager comes on. I then extract the file but all it does it give me the individual componets but I'm still unable to either open or run Firefox. I need explicit instructions of what to do, Should I save the file when prompted or do I open with Ark? And if I open with Ark, what steps do I need to take to actually get Firefox installed and running?

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Open the Software Centre and install Firefox like any other piece of software. Ark should not be involved in installing Firefox. –  gertvdijk Jul 26 '13 at 1:25

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There is no need to install Firefox from the compressed bundle from the Mozilla website. To install Firefox in Kubuntu, just run the Firefox Installer - just search "Firefox" from the K menu and it will come up. This will install Firefox automatically.

If that doesn't work, which it should, just install the firefox package. This can be done by searching "Firefox" in Muon, or opening a terminal and running sudo apt-get install firefox.

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I have tried to search Firefox from the K menu and nothing comes up. I then opened a terminal and ran sudo apt-get install firefox The message follows: Package firefox is not available, but is referred to by another package.This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package firefox has no installation candidate Are there any alternatives to get Firefox installed? –  user178466 Jul 30 '13 at 20:04
    
Before running sudo apt-get install firefox, run sudo apt-get update. You can configure additional software sources in the Software Sources program, which you can access by opening Muon and going to Settings > Configure Software Sources. It's worth adding the Multiverse repository. –  Richard Jul 30 '13 at 20:59

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