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#226
the latest flashplayer is 183.7  (install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz). Are isntructions on that all the same?
#227
Security / Re: Installing BitDefender this may help
September 06, 2011, 06:10:03 PM
Does this work OK on LINPUS LITE??
#228
Well, I did it with ~/Downloads/FF and it worked OK. I followed your instructions exactly + it put it in Downloads (my default dir for, ah, DOWNLOADS!!! ha ha). That's what I was asking- how can it know where that file is- you have to tell it. But the lib6 file went into /home. Shoulda downloaded 6.1 (any important fixes in that?), but why be current- more fun to do the same thing over and over. Actually once it was running, did it (6.0.1) off the website- hope that doesn't bung up the Linpus version.  It wants to update the flash player too- will it understand + do the LINPUS version... or break it. Did this initially offline, and it opens OK without asking for that last file in your dropbox (6.0). Already redirecting from main icon so not sure what creating new profile is for.  But I'll dutifully install it- I don't know enough to alter your edicts, and who knows what its online behavior is.  Will there be an option for the old FF3.0.3 in the right click advanced menu, or can I make that? Did the find /firefox* search but it found nothing (you need name?) Actually the new profile was annoying, losing all my bookmarks, windows, add-ons; so I went back to default, which also uses 6.0.1. Couldn't find an import profile or settings tab.

I think the default behavior for Linpus is some crazy loop that gave everyone su priviledges and defeated all security provisions of the Linux password. Read some post on it and several people concurred, inc my roommate who was just snapped up from Ukraine by Google NYC. It would ask for password on petty stuff, but allow one (or any hacker) to do major changes without it!  Please do explain more what each of these arcane instructions do (great that you do)- most of us understand general principles so can tweak things, so we don't have to ask you dumb questions. First you said you don't have to reinstall new Flashplayer, then you said you should- actually it wasn't playing Daily Show anyway, but never tested it properly.  Good- can set a real good password so next time I dont use it for 4 months, it's a doorstop.
#229
   Thanks. No I have the FF6 in Downloads. Found the /opt, but it doesn't show up in shortcut view at all, only in tree view- really don't understand their directory structure- it seems to be a mess compared to Ubuntu. In OPT only have directories: Adobe  GKxdatacard

I don't have a user name- I recovered this beast, and when I try to do a password it wants an old one- anyone know what the default one was (00000?), so the folder in home directory is USER. It is funky- had some SSD problem and it wasn't booting up for 6 months, when I rapped it on the sides it worked, Was going to dissemble it, but problem hasn't returned in a few weeks.

Kind of scared to try this- what is terminal command to open old FF (mine's 3 but not in /opt) if 6 doesn't work well.
#230
what does this mean? I don't have an opt directory, that I can find- does your instruction create it? Your flash instructions included a ~ (tilde?) in front of directories- does it need that? Did ff6 download about a week ago- its not the newest file in Downloads, but why would it even find it without specific direction? This leaves the old installation too, right, so you can start that if you wish? Idiot Linpus gives everyone owner priviledges, right, why you don't need sudo su?

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo mv -v /opt/firefox /opt/firefox-backup
mv: cannot stat `/opt/firefox': No such file or directory
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo tar -jxvf firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 --directory /opt
tar: firefox-6.0.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo tar -jxvf /Downloads/firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 --directory /opt
tar: /Downloads/firefox-6.0.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

On another issue, I can't search for a file in the file manager, and it's impossible that I've gone 2 years withot noticing this. Am I retarded, or is there not any way to search? How can you answer any of these questions w/o an AAO w Linpus?
#231
Linpus Light, right.  So the instructions for FF3.0.3 are the same as for FF 2?   Only I've already created the /opt/firefox/plugins directory for flash so dont have to do that again, right?

Know any AUDIO RECORDING program for this beast? or Webpage Editor? Or a way to customize the desktop?
#232
Thanks for this but sorry- I can't figure out what FF version I have- the about says: 
version 3.0.3, Firefox/ 5.0 (x11; U: LinuxI687. En—US rv: 1903  Gecko/2008102718 Fedora 3.0.3-3.fc8 Acer Firefox/ 3.0. GTB 7.1

I only updated it once from the original, I think with a package from official ASPIRE ONE programs, so think I have 3, but not sure- maybe I did some update from my Firefox. I downloaded the 6.0, is that solid + better, as is the 5.0?? I do have intermittent freezes on this version, but with only 512M Ram, worried the newer versions suck much more resources. Is that true?  You recommend 5 or 6.0? Any chance this'll permenantly break browser?

Lastly, I did your flash update (got corrupted download first, stop any other programs or web activity first), I presume this will have to be redone if I update the FF, or is it separate?????   Thanks again- people like you are a godsend, esp when the Aspire group sometimes ignores requests, and this OS is so marginal. Is there an Opera or other browser that will work well with it (and detailed instructions)?

How does one permenantly lock a folder onto the left panel of Thunar? I've read much pompous advice to replace Linpus, but only thing that seems to actually run all the hardware is Mint 10 . Is that more reliable, and not a glutton for resources?
Michael