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Title: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 08, 2011, 11:28:04 pm
Please help! 

I ran into the problem of firefox not working when it updated to firefox 4.  Being overconfident, I removed firefox and reinstalled the old firefox 2 from the add/remove software panel.  Then used firefox 2 to download the firefox 4 archive and unpacked it to  a temporary directory, so I could see what the problem was.  Seeing it was lack of a GLIBCXX file, I found the relevant rpm (using firefox 2) and installed it.  Firefox 4 then worked, so I planned to replace firefox 2 with it. 

I noticed the desktop was not responding as usual, so restarted.  Blank desktop with only the search bar and bottom bar visible (but these work).  Using the search bar opens firefox 2 or a desktop search- but can't open folders from that search as nautilus isn't running.  Rebooting, ctrl-c at startup to get a command prompt, unmounting filesystem and running fsck returns no errors. 

I'd rather recover the desktop as it was than install another distribution if possible- not least because a linux mint live usb didn't work with the wireless card and I'm not sure if the relevant drivers are available. 

So, any suggestions as to how I can get my desktop back? 

Thanks very much.
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 12:32:47 am
IMPORTANT note for future readers - DO NOT uninstall Firefox 2 (uninstalling FF2 will kill your system)... if you haven't already uninstalled Firefox 2, and have just updated to Firefox 4 and found that it no longer starts... see here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-4-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-4-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/)

If you HAVE uninstalled Firefox 2, and found that you now have a blank desktop with just the search bar... I'm afraid it's too late, and you are going to have to reinstall your whole OS from the recovery DVD... so read on.

Links to Recovery DVD images are further down this topic



[EDIT]
Are you running Linpus Lite ? .. as you mention nautilus, and Linpus Lite doesn't use nautilus as its file manager, it uses thunar.
[END EDIT]

Seeing it was lack of a GLIBCXX file, I found the relevant rpm (using firefox 2) and installed it.


How did you install this .rpm ?
What was the .rpm called ?
and where did you get it ?

If you installed it system-wide rather than following the above instructions, it will probably have overwritten the libstdc++6 (as used in Linpus Lite) with a later version.

Try reinstalling the original version... if that brings your system back... just extract the files contained in the .rpm into the firefox 4 directory, rather than installing them system-wide.
(you *may* need to do this manually from a LiveUSB if you have no access to the package manager or command line)

[EDIT 2]

Future readers finding this topic, may also want to read this topic:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/general-discussion/uninstalled-firefox/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/general-discussion/uninstalled-firefox/)
and
http://linuxforums.org.uk/general-help-advice/blank-screen/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/general-help-advice/blank-screen/)
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 09, 2011, 12:59:03 am
Thanks for the reply :)

It's definitely linpus lite, the error message however does refer to nautilus, not thunar. 

I got the .rpm from rpmfind and installed it system wide using the standard installer that opens when a .rpm is downloaded.  So you're probably right about the cause of the problem. 

Do you have a link for the correct version so I can be sure I'm using the right one for the fix? 

Thanks very much. 
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 01:22:01 am
First of all, is it THIS Linpus Lite ?

(http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1161)

If so...

As Linpus Lite is based on Fedora core 8, I'm guessing you require the libstdc++-4.1.2-33.i386.rpm  from here:
http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/ (http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/)

BTW, it appears it IS libstdc++6 (libstdc++.so.6.0.8 as opposed to libstdc++.so.6.0.10 as required by Firefox 4 ), not libstdc++5 .. but it's an earlier versionm than the one required for Firefox 4.

The 2 files contained in the .rpm need to go in the /usr/lib directory... it would be a VERY good idea to back up the ones already there before overwriting.
(ie. backup libstdc++.so.6.0.10, libstdc++.so.6, and if it exists also backup libstdc++.so.6.0.8 and any other libstdc++.* files contained in the /usr/lib directory)

And be SURE to copy BOTH files to /usr/lib as the libstdc++.so.6 file is a symbolic link that points to the other file... so only copying the libstdc++.so.6.0.8 file won't work.



BTW, the wireless drivers in Linux Mint/Ubuntu should be easy to fix (they are available)... just in case you fancy a change ;)
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 09, 2011, 01:14:31 pm
It is (or at least was!) like the picture shown.  :(

I have replaced the libstdc++.so.6 and libstdc++.so.6.0.10 files with those from the rpm (libstdc++.so.6 and libstdc++.so.6.0.8 ) but sadly no change.  I still have the black desktop with only the search bar and lower bar visible.  Firefox 2 still runs when the search bar is used.  The /usr/lib/ directory also contains libstdc++.so.5 (symbolic link) and libstdc++.so.5.0.7

I'd like to fix the linpus install if at all possible, but if not there's a mint usb stick standing by- which currently works with ethernet but not wifi.  I'm a little wary as I've had problems with ubuntu and mint and wifi drivers on other laptops- some work great, some are not reliable. 

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 04:06:24 pm
I don't actually own an AA1... normally I'd fire up the OS in a VM, reproduce the issue, then sort out a fix, but the recovery DVD appears to contain a disk image rather than an installer, so I can't load it into a virtual machine.

So the only thing I can suggest is to reinstall Linpus Lite from the Recovery DVD... if you don't have one, an ISO image can be downloaded from here:
https://xroot.org/journal/index.cgi/gnu-linux/acer-one-recovery.html (https://xroot.org/journal/index.cgi/gnu-linux/acer-one-recovery.html)

The above link is to the lastest version 1.0.21E, as listed here:
http://linpuscdn.040services.net/cdn/ACER/AspireOne/ (http://linpuscdn.040services.net/cdn/ACER/AspireOne/)

And instructions for its use here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5chVaiW4FA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5chVaiW4FA#ws)]How to recover an Acer Aspire One

BE AWARE - This will erase the drive completely, putting it back to factory default... so back up anything you will need BEFORE following the above instructions.



Download the older 1.0.15E version (which I *think* was the original as installed on the ZG5) as a torrent:
http://fenopy.com/torrent/acer_aspire_one_recovery_image/MTM4MjkwNA==/download.torrent (http://fenopy.com/torrent/acer_aspire_one_recovery_image/MTM4MjkwNA==/download.torrent)

Then follow the instructions here:
http://dailycupoftech.com/2008/09/02/diy-acer-aspire-one-recovery-usb-device/ (http://dailycupoftech.com/2008/09/02/diy-acer-aspire-one-recovery-usb-device/)



Test downloads of those -

1.0.21E from top link - 23 minutes

1.0.15E from torrent link - 82 minutes

So they are quite quick
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 04:36:11 pm
As another matter of interest... what files that start with libstdc++ are contained in your /usr/lib directory ?
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 09, 2011, 04:38:44 pm
libstdc++.so.5, symbolic link to:
libstdc++.so.5.0.7
libstdc++.so.6, symbolic link to:
libstdc++.so.6.0.8
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 04:51:00 pm
Was libstdc++.so.6.0.8 there before you overwrote it with the file I told you to download, or was there ONLY libstdc++.so.6.0.10 ?
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 09, 2011, 04:57:00 pm
No, there was only libstdc++.so.6.0.10 and the link to it
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 05:04:49 pm
I'm wondering if libstdc++6 is supposed to be installed AT ALL, as it seems a bit weird that version 5 is there as well.

How do you fell about moving the libstdc++.so.6 symbolic link... MOVE it, don't delete it, just in case it needs replacing.
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 09, 2011, 05:14:53 pm
Battery and wifi icons no longer appear and firefox 2 no longer starts from search bar.   Other than that, black screen with search bar and bottom bar visible as before. 
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 05:15:38 pm
OK, put it back :(
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 09, 2011, 05:19:22 pm
Back to the black desktop with wifi and battery icons, firefox 2 working from search bar.  As before. 
Title: Re: Problem with Firefox 4 installation on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 09, 2011, 07:07:20 pm
IGNORE THIS POST FOR A MINUTE... READ THE NEXT RESPONSE FIRST
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg47881/#msg47881 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg47881/#msg47881)



OK, I just unpacked the Linpus Lite 1.0.21.E image and it definitely uses libstdc++6.0.8 so it's highly likely you are using the correct version now.

[EDIT]

When you originally removed firefox... how did you do it ?
(if you did it from Add/Remove software, it will have been FF2 that got uninstalled)

It seems that you are NOT supposed to remove Firefox 2 from a Linpus Lite system as it is interwoven with the desktop... doing so also removes a lot of other things including most of the xfce4 desktop.
(reinstalling it does NOT replace these packages)

You are ONLY supposed to remove it with the --nodeps option so it doesn't remove the dependencies...
ie. rpm -e --nodeps firefox

Is there a log file somewhere in Linpus that will tell you what was removed with Firefox ?

If not... you could try reinstalling xfdesktop and xfdesktop-acer ..  they *should* be safe, as you are only installing/reinstalling packages from the official repo's, but you attempt them at your own risk.

Code: [Select]
sudo yum install xfdesktop
and
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sudo yum install xfdesktop-acer



I'm putting these links here for future reference... they are the Linpus lite src.rpm repo's

http://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/ (http://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/)
or
ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/ (ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/)
and
http://www.nux.at/ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/ (http://www.nux.at/ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/)



You may also want to reinstall pretty much everything else that starts with xf from those lists -

sudo yum install xfce-desktop-profile
sudo yum install xfce-mcs-manager
sudo yum install xfce-mcs-plugins
sudo yum install xfce-utils
sudo yum install xfce4-acs-plugin
sudo yum install xfce4-dev-tools
sudo yum install xfce4-go-home-plugin
sudo yum install xfce4-icon-theme
sudo yum install xfce4-mixer
sudo yum install xfce4-panel
sudo yum install xfce4-session
sudo yum install xfce4-volstatus-icon
sudo yum install xfce4-xkb-plugin
sudo yum install xfwm4

Once you're done installing things... run:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum update
to make sure everything is the latest version.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 10, 2011, 03:07:35 am
I think I've found it... see here:
http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1242141 (http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1242141)

It looks like what was removed when he uninstalled firefox was -

Jul 15 18:41:12 Erased: ame
Jul 15 18:41:13 Erased: smanager
Jul 15 18:41:15 Erased: Thunar
Jul 15 18:41:22 Erased: yelp
Jul 15 18:41:23 Erased: thunar-volman
Jul 15 18:41:24 Erased: firefox
Jul 15 18:41:26 Erased: xfdesktop
Jul 15 18:41:27 Erased: xfdesktop-acer


[EDIT]

DON'T
run the following command yet... read this posting first:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg48551/#msg48551 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg48551/#msg48551)

[END EDIT]

So this command should reinstall them:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install firefox xfdesktop xfdesktop-acer ame smanager Thunar yelp thunar-volman
then
Code: [Select]
sudo yum update

then reboot.



You might want to get yum to list all installed packages first, and check if they are missing:
Code: [Select]
yum list installed | more
or export them to a file in your home folder:
Code: [Select]
yum list installed > ~/yum-list.txt

it would also be a good idea to see what was uninstalled around the same time as firefox, by looking through the yum.log:
Code: [Select]
cat /var/log/yum.log | more



I have a feeling the Thunar in that command *may* need a lower case T, so keep an eye out for any messages about that package not existing, and replace with thunar if necessary.



If that gets you back up and running... DO NOT uninstall Firefox 2 again... follow these instructions to install Firefox 4:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-4-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-4-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/)



Can you please let me know if this works, so I can pass the info on to others that may have the same issue... Thanks.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 12, 2011, 06:40:18 pm
Hello,

Sorry I haven't been online for a few days.  Looking at the yum.log shows I did indeed erase exactly the same stuff as you listed.  (ame, smanager, yelp, thunar-volman, Thunar, firefox, xfdesktop, xfdesktop-acer, though I then reinstalled firefox 2- but not the others). 

I get command line access to the AA1 by pressing ctrl-c as it starts up until a command prompt appears.  I can do most things from here, but it does not connect to any networks (ethernet or wireless) so I can't install stuff via yum, the network connections only start when the graphical desktop does.  I can however look for rpms on a different computer and move the files over using a usb stick, as I did for the libstdc++ files. 

I can't find any way to get a terminal when I allow it to start up as far as the broken graphical interface- it connects to networks, firefox 2 runs from the search bar and I can do a desktop search, but there doesn't seem to be a way to open a terminal window (likely because the desktop is missing the above files). 

Any advice on getting net connection/yum working from the command prompt, or shall I just try to find the relevant files and put them on a usb stick? 

Thanks very much. 


Edit to add:  I made a USB rescue disk as suggested, haven't used it as overwriting the machine is obviously the last resort.  Probably all the necessary files are on there, it's a case of knowing which ones to copy over! 
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 12, 2011, 09:34:29 pm
Can you post the contents of the /etc/inittab fie .. use the Mint LiveUSB to access it if necessary.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 12, 2011, 11:03:52 pm
#
#  inittab             This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#                          the system in a certain run-level.
#
#  Author:          Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
#                         Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

#  Default runlevel.  The runlevels used by RHS are:
#       0 - halt  (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#       1 - Single User mode
#       2 - MultiUser, without NFS  (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#       3 - Full multiUser mode
#       4 - unused
#       5 - X11
#       6 - reboot  (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:

#  System initialization
si::sysint:/etc/rc.d/rc.S

10:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
11:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
12:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
13:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
14:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
15:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc.5 5
16:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

#  Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

#  When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
#  of power left.  Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
#  This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
#  UPS connected and working correctly.
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

#  If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr::12345:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"

#  Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --autologin user tty1
#2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
#3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
#4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
#5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
#6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

#  Run xdm in runlevel 5
#x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 12, 2011, 11:42:07 pm
OK, in the  /etc/inittab file, find this section:

Quote
#  Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --autologin user tty1
#2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
#3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
#4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
#5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
#6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

and uncomment the tty2 through tty6 lines, so it looks like this -

Quote
#  Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --autologin user tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

Now SAVE the file.

Now in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, find these 2 options:

Quote
Option “DontZap” “yes”
Option “DontVTSwitch” “yes”

And change the options from "yes" to "no", so they read:

Quote
Option “DontZap” “no”
Option “DontVTSwitch” “no”

Now SAVE the file.

Now reboot the way you normally would (the way that gives you internet access).

Now when you press Crtl+Alt+F2 or F3 through F6, you should be taken to a Virtual Terminal (command prompt)... you'll may be prompted to log on... if you are, I'm hoping the logon credentials are:
Username = user
password = <leave blank>
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 13, 2011, 12:01:02 am
Sadly this didn't work- I made and saved the changes, but pressing Ctrl-Alt-F3 (or F4 etc- or for that matter F1) simply flashes to a black screen then back to the broken desktop.  Same thing happens with Alt-F1 (etc) and Alt- l/r arrow. 

I have set a password on the 'user' account (doesn't ask for it on startup, but does from 'lock' mode).  But I wasn't prompted to login. 

Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 01:56:19 am
OK, try this...

The following is for a "wired" connection to the router, NOT a "wireless" connection.

Edit the /etc/resolv.conf file

If there is anything in it such as:
Quote
nameserver 208.67.222.222


Comment it/them out, so they look like this
Quote
#nameserver 208.67.222.222
#nameserver 208.67.220.220


Now add a new nameserver line with your routers IP:
Quote
nameserver 192.168.1.1


and SAVE the file.

Back in the terminal (command prompt), bring the network interface down with these commands:
(one or both may fail, but it doesnt matter, it just means it isn't up at the moment anyway).

Code: [Select]
sudo ifdown eth0
sudo ifconfig eth0 down

Now bring the interface back up with:
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sudo ifconfig eth0 192.16.1.11 netmask 255.255.255.0

Hopefully you will now have a working internet connection with domain name resolution... you can test it from the command line with:
Code: [Select]
ping -c 5 google.com

[EDIT]

DON'T
run the following command yet... read this posting first:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg48551/#msg48551 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg48551/#msg48551)

[END EDIT]

Now try the:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install firefox xfdesktop xfdesktop-acer ame smanager Thunar yelp thunar-volman
command.



If this works, before you disappear, can you please post instructions on how you are booting to a command line... so I can write up full instructions for others that are finding themselves in the same boat.

I'm sure there are going to be quite a few of them, as the 3 topics covering the missing desktop issue have been getting a LOT of hits since you first brought the problem to my attention.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 01:22:08 pm
Hi Mark,

I had the same problem: firefox didn't work, uninstalled firefox, reinstalled firefox, restarted netbook, empty desktop with searchbar. I can run terminal by finding it with the searchbar.

Luckily I found your post above (thanks!) and I checked your suggestion and indeed for me too,

Quote
It looks like what was removed when he uninstalled firefox was -

Jul 15 18:41:12 Erased: ame
Jul 15 18:41:13 Erased: smanager
Jul 15 18:41:15 Erased: Thunar
Jul 15 18:41:22 Erased: yelp
Jul 15 18:41:23 Erased: thunar-volman
Jul 15 18:41:24 Erased: firefox
Jul 15 18:41:26 Erased: xfdesktop
Jul 15 18:41:27 Erased: xfdesktop-acer

When I did this:

Quote
So this command should reinstall them:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install firefox xfdesktop xfdesktop-acer ame smanager Thunar yelp thunar-volman
Code: [Select]

it installed some of them, but for ame, smanager, xfdesktop-acer, it told me "no package available" and therefore did not install them. (It did find and install xfdesktop, but not xfdesktop-acer.)

I restarted, and the desktop is still empty.

Any idea what I can do?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 01:58:06 pm
Thanks for the feedback... This issue is a bit frustrating, as I don't own an AA1, and Linpus Lite refuses to run in a virtual machine... so I'm relying on feedback from others whilst we try to find a solution.

Try:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install xfdesktop-acer-lp

can you let us know if that works, there are a number of people with the same issue, and I'm *trying* to find a solution without owning an AA1 myself.

[EDIT]

After doing a bit more reading, I seriously doubt if the above command will work... It looks like the AA1 contains a lot of modified packages that aren't in the repositories (acer don't maintain their own repo), so it looks like they will have to be installed from source... the problem *seems* to be that -

xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm

as found here
Code: [Select]
ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/

is heavily modified (patched) for the AA1... so it may be a good idea NOT to install the xfdesktop package until I can find out where yum is getting it from.
(don't panic, we should be able to install the proper one... if indeed it installed the wrong one)

another problem seems to be that -

xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm

though labelled as a src (source) rpm, doesn't appear to contain any source code, and seems to contain pre-compiled binaries etc.

So I need to do some more homework on this before telling people to start installing the rpms from the above link.

Damn, this would be so much easier if I had an AA1, or could find a way of getting Linpus Lite to run in a VM  :o



Can someone run:
Code: [Select]
yum repolist all

and post the output, so I can find where yum is getting its packages from... I can then compare them with the acer/linpus modified packages.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 04:26:52 pm
Hi Mark,

sudo yum install xfdesktop-acer-lp

indeed didn't work (unfortunately).

I tried

yum repolist all

gives
repo id   repo name   status
development   Fedora - Development  disabled
...
fedora   Fedora 8 - i386   enabled
...


I don't have a browser anymore on acer aspire one so I can't post the whole thing. but Fedora and Fedora 8 are the main repo names.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 04:32:00 pm
Thanks for that... does it give the URL of the repos ?
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 05:17:40 pm
No, sorry, it doesn't give a url.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 05:30:10 pm
I don't know if you want to try this... but remember, I have now way of testing this, so it has to be a "try at your own risk" kind of thing.

Download these 2 files

ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm (ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm)
and
ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm (ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm)

copy them to the /home/user folder on the AA1

then run:
Code: [Select]
cd ~
sudo rpm -i xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
sudo rpm -i xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm

and letting me know what happens.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 05:43:37 pm
I'd love to try, but I don't see a way of copying files onto my AA1, because the filemanager doesn't exist any more and I can't copy them from the search bar... :-\
(+I don't have an internet browser on AA1 so I can't download them directly onto AA1)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 06:17:40 pm
2 options

1) copy them to a USB stick...

On another PC, Label the USB stick somthing you will remember, such as AA1-Fix, or make a note of its current label.

plug it into the AA1, and run
Code: [Select]
mount

Look for a line that starts with something similar to this
/dev/sdd1 on /media/AA1-Fix type vfat (rw,nosuid........

We're interested it the /media/AA1-Fix part, as this tells you where the USB stick is mounted.

Now you know that (using the above as an example), you would do:
Code: [Select]
cp /media/AA1-Fix/xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm /home/user
and
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cp /media/AA1-Fix/xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm /home/user

They should now be in your /user/home folder... you can check this with:
Code: [Select]
ls -a /home/user
that will list everything in the /home/user folder, so check if they are there.



2) Use a LiveUSB to copy them across.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 06:26:50 pm
ok I will try.

BTW I think I just found a URL by accident: I tried again to install xfdesktop-acer-lp, but had no internet connection, so it couldn't load the package. in the error message it gives the mirror it was trying to use as

http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora-archive/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml (http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora-archive/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 06:29:39 pm
See this posting on how to get an active CABLED internet connection from the command line:

http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg48491/#msg48491 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg48491/#msg48491)

That could be why the original command failed... you need an active internet connection to use yum to install packages.

Your problem is probably going to be editing the /etc/resolv.conf file... it would be easier if you had a LiveUSB stick.

Though it *may* be handy for me to track down the file differences... thanks.

Further IMPORTANT info

Future readers... DO NOT run the:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install firefox xfdesktop xfdesktop-acer ame smanager Thunar yelp thunar-volman
command... if the link in the above posting is the default repo for an AA1, it will install the WRONG packages... that repo seems to contain the standard Fedora core 8 packages, and NOT the modified versions that the AA1 requires.

It seems this is the root of the problem in the first place.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 06:38:36 pm
Hi mark,

the internet thing is just because I took it to the office. it will connect automatically at home (it did before).

Anyway: pleasant surprise: when I plugged the USB key into AA1 the filemanager appeared! Don't ask me why (it didn't with the external harddrive I tried at home) but I'm very happy because it means I could backup my data easily (which I was most worried about losing before I try the RPM files). I will try the installation now and then edit this post to let you know what happened.

EDIT: Ok, I now did this:
I don't know if you want to try this... but remember, I have now way of testing this, so it has to be a "try at your own risk" kind of thing.

Download these 2 files

ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm (ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm)
and
ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm (ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/Linpus/Aspire_One_Linpus_Linux/Aspire_One_Srpms/xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm)

copy them to the /home/user folder on the AA1

then run:
Code: [Select]
cd ~
sudo rpm -i xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
sudo rpm -i xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm

and letting me know what happens.

And restarted. Nothing at all happened. No error messages, desktop still empty.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 06:46:44 pm
Good news indeed... that will help... it also means that Thunar got reinstalled the first time.

But see the above post.

Just try what I said about copying those 2 files across and installing them.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 06:48:04 pm
The two .rpm files I copied and installed but it made no difference. (Nothing at all happened.)

That could be why the original command failed... you need an active internet connection to use yum to install packages.

No, because I did that at home, where I was connected, and it did install some of the packages, just not all of them, because some of them it couldn't find.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 06:51:36 pm
Did those 2 files install without error ?

can you run:
Code: [Select]
ls -a /usr/bin | grep xfdesktop2

and see if -
xfdesktop2
is returned
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 06:57:24 pm
There was no error message, but I don't know much about linux (you can probably tell) so  :-[

That command you posted returns:

xfdesktop2.bak
xfdesktop2.joy


EDIT: I don't know if this is relevant, however, if I click on the Desktop-icon on the bar at the bottom of the screen which I still see, I get an error message saying "could not run command: xfdesktop2--gohome: Failed to execute child process "xfdesktop2" (No such file or directory).
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 07:06:43 pm
Hmmm... looks as though the second installation command (at least) DIDN'T work... I had a feeling it wouldn't.

BUT

The good news is there appears to be a backup of the xfdesktop2 file.

Now we *could* rename the .bak file, and see what happens, but I'm more inclined to just unpack the xfdesktop-acer-lp-1526.no_spot.mcs_patched.src.rpm to the root directory.

Have you got off what you NEEDED (in case this makes things worse), and have you got a recovery USB stick prepared ?

[EDIT]

just as a matter of interest, what happens if you run:
Code: [Select]
/usr/bin/xfdesktop2.bak
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 07:27:20 pm
I have backed up all the files, so I don't have anything to lose.

/usr/bin/xfdesktop2.bak

gives the following:

[user@localhost ~]$ /usr/bin/xfdesktop2.bak
env: xfce-mcs-manager: No such file or directory
successfully parsed local xml configuration file.

(xfdesktop2.bak:4634): libxfce4util-WARNING **: Could not get contents of file /usr/share/desktop-directories/upperbutton.desktop

** (xfdesktop2.bak:4634): WARNING **: not valid directory data
can't open file /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/format.txt, :No such file or directory
can't open file /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/format.txt, :No such file or directory
set tag_format_border_x to default value 0
set tag_format_border_y to default value 0
set tag_format_style to default value italic
set tag_format_text_width_in_chars to default value 11
set tag_format_font_size to default value 20
set tag_format_font_type to default value Sans
set tag_format_icon_size to default value 120
set tag_format_orient to default value h
set tag_format_switch to default value icon_first
set tag_format_width_per_tag to default value 100
set tag_format_height_per_tag to default value 30
set iconview_format_rows to default value 3
set iconview_format_columns to default value 5
set iconview_format_font_size to default value 12
set iconview_format_icon_size to default value 96
set iconview_format_font_type to default value Sans
set iconview_format_margin_x to default value 100
set iconview_format_margin_y to default value 50
set iconview_format_column_spacing to default value 30
set iconview_format_row_spacing to default value 5
set iconview_format_spacing to default value 2
set iconview_format_arc_offset to default value 10
set iconview_format_background_x to default value -2
set iconview_format_background_y to default value 62
set iconview_format_background_layer_adjustment to default value 31
set iconview_format_cell_background_color_normal to default value #5f6d38
set iconview_format_cell_background_color_selected to default value #ffffff
set iconview_format_text_foreground_color_normal to default value #110000
set iconview_format_text_foreground_color_selected to default value #ff0000
set iconview_format_alpha_normal to default value 100
set iconview_format_alpha_selected to default value 150
set iconview_format_line_width to default value 1.5
set iconview_format_line_alpha_normal to default value 0
set iconview_format_line_alpha_selected to default value 200
set iconview_format_cell_background_line_color_normal to default value #667788
set iconview_format_cell_background_line_color_selected to default value #ffffff
set iconview_format_icon_enlarge_factor to default value 1.5
set iconview_format_single_click to default value 0

** ERROR **: file xfce-desktop.c: line 98 (GET_INT): assertion failed: (NULL != getenv(name))
aborting...
Aborted
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 07:49:25 pm
What does this return:
Code: [Select]
rpmbuild --rebuild xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm

Also, can you answer a question for me... how are you getting to a command promt on the AA1 ?
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 08:06:52 pm
With the searchbar I can do a desktop search for Terminal, which returns many finds, from those I pick the executable and doubleclick.
Later I noticed I can also do it with the key which has a little picture on it, a table with an arrow - don't know what it's called. I'm not sure if that only started to work after I had reinstalled some of the things that had been erased or if it was working before too. Anyway, pressing it opens a small menu where you can select "open terminal here" or something like that.
Alt F2 does not work.
Now that the filemanager is working again I could also do it from there - I think it's in File (or somewhere else in the menu) -> open terminal

Thanks for all your help. I will try the new command line you posted when I'm back home.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 08:38:48 pm
Thanks for that...

I'm hoping that last command will build the xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm (that we copied to your home folder) into an installable .rpm

If it does, we can try it with the other file... then try installing them properly.

[EDIT]

Unless of course, you've had enough and are just planning on reinstalling... in which case I wish you good luck :)

I hate being beaten by these things, so I'd carry on till it killed me, but realise this isn't for everyone ;)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 09:33:41 pm
fine with me. : )

rpmbuild --rebuild xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm

returns

bash: rpmbuild: command not found


???
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 09:38:25 pm
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install rpm-build

then run it again:
Code: [Select]
rpmbuild --rebuild xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 09:42:38 pm
OK, now it returns:

Installing xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
error: cannot write to sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
error: xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm cannot be installed
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 09:45:18 pm
I don't know if it will need the directory creating, try it without first, but run with admin permissions (ie. sudo prefix)

Code: [Select]
sudo rpmbuild --rebuild xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 10:07:02 pm
Installing xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
error: Failed build dependencies:
libxfce4mcs-devel >= 4.4.2 is needed by xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.i386
libxfcegui4-devel >= 4.4.2 is needed by xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.i386
Thunar-devel >= @THUNAR_VFS_REQUIRES_VERSION@ is needed by xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.i386
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 10:16:26 pm
OK, I think this will fail because I've got a nasty feeling they've built some packages from software that isn't available in the Fedora 8 repos... ie. later versions.

But try this:
Code: [Select]
sudo yum install libxfce4mcs-devel libxfcegui4-devel
then
Code: [Select]
sudo rpmbuild --rebuild xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 10:22:10 pm
the first line does a lot of stuff, but then at the end it says

Error: Missing dependency: libxfce4util = 4.4.1-3.fc8 is needed by package libxfce4util-devel
...
(3 other missing dependencies)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 10:24:52 pm
OK, stuck in dependency hell ;)

Code: [Select]
sudo yum install libxfce4util

Code: [Select]
sudo yum install libxfce4mcs-devel libxfcegui4-devel

Code: [Select]
sudo rpmbuild --rebuild xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.src.rpm
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 10:32:00 pm
Hehe.   :-\

I tried this, together with the other missing dependencies, so:

sudo yum install libxfce4util gtk2 libxfce4gui libxfce4mcs

but it returns:

Setting up Install Process
Parsing Package install arguments
Nothing to do

I assume that means it does nothing; but just in case when I re-run

sudo yum install libxfce4mcs-devel libxfcegui4

it returns the same error message as before, i.e.

Error: Missing Dependency: libxfce4util ...
...
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 13, 2011, 10:41:30 pm
I just found the .rpm files for those dependencies here: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora-archive/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/ (http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora-archive/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/)

do you think it will make a difference if I try to install them with the rpm files?

thanks again for all your help. I'll be back tomorrow... (if all else fails, to re-install)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2011, 10:46:01 pm
In answer to your question...

Manually getting them from that link will make no difference, because that is where yum is getting them from NOW

The reason I'm beginning to think this can't be done is... if you have a close look at your earlier posts, one of the dependencies it needs is:
libxfce4mcs-devel >= 4.4.2 is needed by xfdesktop-4.4.2-1lp.i386

yet if you follow your link, the available version is:
libxfce4mcs-devel-4.4.1-3.fc8.i386.rpm

and it's not just that one... most of them are earlier versions.

so I don't think it is poissible to build the packages with what's availble in the repo's

So I'm beginning to think some of the binaries were built using a later environment (Fedora 9 maybe)...

WTF were Acer/Linpus thinking.....

And then to compound the problem by not having an Alt+F10 eRecovery partition (Like the WinXP AA1 has) was downright stupid.

And if that wasn't bad enough... Acer don't even provide a link to Recovery DVD images, or any kind of Linux support.

IMHO, the AA1 / Firefox debacle is (or should be) downright criminal... surely they must have known the web moves on, so web browsers NEED updating... to me, as soon as they settled on Linpus Lite, the AA1 was not fit for the purpose it was sold for.

Sorry, mini-rant over ;)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 14, 2011, 12:36:00 pm
Oh I see. (http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/images/smilies/banghead.gif)

that is my next problem: how would I go about reformatting/ reinstalling the original version? obviously I don't have a recovery CD or anything...
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 14, 2011, 01:25:53 pm
There are links to the Recovery DVD Images in this post:

http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg47701/#msg47701 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/messed-up-firefox-4-installation-on-an-acer-aspire-one/msg47701/#msg47701)

and instructions on how to use them.

Let me know how you get on, or if you have any questions :)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: oddu on May 14, 2011, 09:04:39 pm
Hi Mark!

I am posting this from my Acer Aspire One!!!

After some digging I found I had kept the recovery DVD, so I followed the instructions in the video in the link you posted and everything worked fine. So in summary here is what I did since I lost my desktop and filemanager:

0. find Terminal with desktop search bar. (it is the executable file in folder /usr/bin ). doubleclick on it to open a Command prompt.

1. sudo yum install (+ erased packages specified in previous post here, e.g. Thunar thunar-volmen)
[this did not install all of them but it did install Thunar]

2. insert USB drive --> FileManager reappears --> backup all the data

3. reinstall the original software / system settings with recovery DVD (instructions in booklet and in the video you posted)

4. now install Firefox 4 with the instructions you posted in other thread

5. transfer back the backed up data

Thanks again for all your help!! I'm happy.  :)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 14, 2011, 09:12:38 pm
Glad you got it all working again :) .. and thanks for taking the time to post the instructions... they will certainly help others who find themselves in the same boat.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 16, 2011, 12:27:59 am
Hello,

Have been without internet connection for a few days- probably a good thing as I might have tried the fix that didn't work and broken computer further. 

To get a command prompt when starting the AA1, when the blue splash screen appears hit ctrl-c, repeatedly, until you get a command prompt (white text on blue).  Sufficient for editing files, running fsck etc. 

So, it looks like my only solution is to reinstall from the recovery disk?  :(  Shame, it will take a while to get it back the way I had it, but it's better than nothing. 

Thanks for all the help.
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 16, 2011, 01:12:42 am
oddu found a better way of accessing the terminal that allows you to run it from a full boot (ie. WITH internet access)...

Use the "search Bar" to search for the term "Terminal", and then you can run the terminal from the results... ie, the executable in /usr/bin

He also discovered that reinstalling Thunar will allow you graphical access to your files for backing them up, by just plugging in a USB stick.

Anywho... good luck with the reinstall :)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 16, 2011, 01:42:43 am
Thanks, that's useful to know.  Anyone who owns an AA1 should probably make note of both options!  The version I used, followed by fsck, is the general fix for the 'black screen of death' which happens sometimes if the AA1 suddenly loses power, that's how I found out about it. 
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 20, 2011, 06:27:18 pm
After resetting it with the usb it now works, with firefox 4 :)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 20, 2011, 06:49:21 pm
Happy it all worked out for you ;)

If you used one of the links I provided for the RecoveryDVD images, can you say which one worked for you, and the exact model of your AA1 please... it may help others in the future.

Thanks,
Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: LauraRhian on May 20, 2011, 09:45:19 pm
I used the 1.0.15E from the torrent, then ran live update as soon as I had it working.  The model is ZG5. 

I then enabled the 'advanced' menu, installed ssh and other useful things.  So far so good. 

Thanks again for the help. 
Title: Re: Firefox 4 installation problem on Acer Aspire One - Linpus Lite
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 20, 2011, 11:00:38 pm
Thanks for the info, and you're welcome :)
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