May 19,2010 by MAhmadZ
Although I am not a fan of Internet Explorer but sometimes it cannot be ignored especially when few websites have limited their access to IE browsers only or some old websites with poor markup which only renders on IE.
Internet Explorer (IE 5, 5.5, 6 and 7) can be installed and run on any Linux distribution. The package can be found and downloaded from these links:
When installing IEs4Linux, the Linux X-Window may crash, giving you the following error message:
The program ‘ies4linux-gtk.py’ received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was ‘RenderBadPicture (invalid Picture parameter)’. (Details: serial 5546 error_code 158 request_code 148 minor_code 7) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the –sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
The workaround this is to use the non-GUI, command based installation. To install use the command:
For further help:
I hope the day comes when all of this is not required and we have a true cross-browser web.