Having now moved almost everything to Debian Etch, I'm now spending more time in this environment and hence using Iceweasel as my primary bowser. However, although I spent a little time getting various multimedia plugins to work in Iceweasel, I came across an annoyance when using links from various emails I receive within IceDove.
When clicking on a podcast email link (in IceDove), the system defauled to Konqueror and as a result, I could not hear the podcast I requested, without the further reconfiguring of Konqueror. Selecting Iceweasel as the default browser had absolutely no effect; still Konqueror would pop up and frustrate me!Solution.
The solution is relatively simple, but requires using a couple of ''very simple'' commands.
Open up a root terminal; you will of course need your root password.
At the command prompt, type:
This will give you a terminal screen similar to this:
From this screen-shot, you can see the original command on the top line. Then the configuration program gives you a list of possible browser options; in my case, epiphany, iceweasel or konqueror. You need to select the number that equates to the browser you require - in my case 2. As you can see from the screen-shot, you can simply hit enter to keep the default (indicated by a *) or type a number and hit enter. So, as already mentioned, I typed in 2 and hit enter, to be greeted by a message that says: using `/user/bin/iceweasel' to provide `x-www-browser'. and then I get returned to my command prompt.
Vola, that's it! Every time I now click on an email link, it defaults to Iceweasel. Perfect bliss!