In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mozilla Firefox on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox is the default web browser in a number of Linux distributions. Firefox comes preinstalled in Linux Mint unless you are using Linux mint minimal version. Some of the outstanding features in this release are the new Firefox Privacy Protection Report and a secure password generation with Lockwise.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Firefox web browser on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Mozilla Firefox on Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Install Snappy Package Manager.
To install snappy on Linux Mint, follow its command:
sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open
Step 3. Installing Mozilla Firefox on Linux Mint 19.
To install Mozilla Firefox run the following command in the terminal:
sudo snap install firefox
Once installed, We verify the installation and check the version of Mozilla Firefox using the following command:
Step 3. Accessing Firefox Browser on Linux Mint 19.
Now launch the firefox browser by visiting Activities -> type “
mozilla firefox” or run the following command in the terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mozilla Firefox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Firefox browser in Linux Mint systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Mozilla Firefox website.