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Title: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 03, 2011, 01:42:47 pm
Those who have ALREADY upgraded your version of Firefox 2 to Firefox 4, 5, or 6 by following the instructions 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/)
or
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-5-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-5-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/)
or
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-6-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/ (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-6-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/)
see the "How to UPGRADE FF4, FF5, or FF6 to Firefox 7" section at the bottom of this posting.

For those who HAVEN'T upgraded to Firefox 4, Firefox 5, or Firefox 6, and are still running Firefox 2 ... read on.

WARNING - DO NOT uninstall Firefox 2 prior to installing Firefox 7.0.1 .. on Linpus Lite this will break your system, uninstalling Firefox 2 also removes a lot of necessary dependencies including half of your desktop... simply reinstalling Firefox 2 will NOT fix this... so leave Firefox 2 alone, and just follow the instructions below... none of which are irreversible :)

To install Firefox 7.0.1 on an Acer Aspire One that is running Linpus Lite Linux as it's operating system, and Firefox 2 as the web browser...

All commands given need to be entered into a terminal... to open a terminal, hit Alt+F2 .. in the input field enter terminal and click the Run button... a terminal will open... When the terminal opens, enter the following commands (hitting Enter after each command to 'run' it)
(also remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive so enter exactly as shown, or even better copy and paste).

First, just in case you already have a newer version of Firefox installed than the version that came pre-installed on your AA1, run the following command to back it up:
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sudo mv -v /opt/firefox /opt/firefox-backup
(don't worry if the above command fails, it just means you don't have a newer version)

Now use wget to download Firefox 7.0.1:
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wget "https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/linux-i686/en-GB/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"
(Non en-GB versions can be found here:
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/linux-i686 (https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/linux-i686)
but you'll have to adjust the wget command accordingly .. if you're unsure how, just ask)

Extract the just downloaded file to /opt:
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sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2 --directory /opt

Create a plugins directory:
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sudo mkdir /opt/firefox/plugins

[EDIT]
Skip the next command, and continue after the "END EDIT" if you don't want Firefox to automatically update itself .. most people have reported major issues with Firefox 8 and above in Linpus Lite.

Change the /opt/firefox directory owner to user:
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sudo chown user -R /opt/firefox
[END EDIT]

Rename the original firefox shell script (just in case you ever want to replace it):
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sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/original-firefox

Add a symlink to point to Firefox 7.0.1:
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sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Finally , link all old plugins to the new firefox/plugins directory:
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sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /opt/firefox/plugins

Ok that's Firefox 7.0.1 installed :)

As a bonus you can also change the icon to the official Firefox icon. (though this *isn't* necessary)
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sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs_//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop

Finally reboot the AA1 to make the desktop aware of the new icon and browser location.

Don't forget to upgrade the flashplayer following the link below or pages that contain flash may take forever to load.



For instructions on how to upgrade the flashplayer plugin, see here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331)



How to UPGRADE FF4, FF5, or FF6 to Firefox 7

First try this .. In Firefox, go to Help > About Firefox and see if you are offered an automatic Update .. if not, read on.

If you already have a working Firefox 4, Firefox 5, or Firefox 6 installation at /opt/firefox .. All you need to do to upgrade it to Firefox 7 is to open a terminal and run these 3 commands:

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wget "https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/linux-i686/en-GB/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"
then
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sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2 --directory /opt

Close all instances of Firefox, and restart it... it should now be Firefox 7.0.1



By FAR the best piece of advice I can give AA1 users who are still using the Linpus Lite operating system would be ..

It would be a good idea for readers of this topic to give seriously consideration to switching from the AA1's default OS (Linpus Lite) to something like PeppermintOS (Three), which is a more up-to-date OS that is still (unlike Linpus Lite) receiving security and software updates .. it also has access to ALL the latest software (as it's based on the Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support release) and will receive automatic updates for 5 years, it also has a desktop environment more like the Windows one.

Click the following link for further information, and an installation tutorial:
Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Three on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0)

It's my OS of choice for an AA1, and beats Linpus Lite "hands down".



This tutorial was written and tested on an AA1 kindly donated by Kath C so it could be used to help other AA1 users .. thanks Kath :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: pmpbw on November 08, 2011, 12:39:15 am
Hello Mark
Your step by step instructions on upgrading firefox seemed to be the godsend I have been praying for these past 5 or 6 months.
After the prompt
[user@localhost ~]$
I typed in the code, checking carefully to make sure I made no errors. However, when I pressed ENTER after sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 --directory /opt I got this message:
audit_log_user_command():  Connection  refused
However, a lot of lines followed, starting with 
firefox/ 
and ending with
firefox/crashreporter
I typed in the next line, after the prompt sudo mkdir /opt/firefox/plugins  and I got the reply
auit_log_user_command():  Connection  refused

What am I doing wrong? What does this Connection refused mean?

Pmpbw
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 08, 2011, 12:42:57 am
You are doing nothing wrong .. this is a well known bug in the version of sudo used in some versions of Linpus Lite (as used on the AA1).

The good news is that for the vast majority of people the "Connection  refused" error can be ignored, as the command is carried out anyway .. so just carry on with the instructions.

If they don't work, come back here and I'll help you through it ;)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: pmpbw on November 08, 2011, 01:00:26 am
Hi Mark.
I ignored the Connection refused comments, and carried on, and to my utter delight Version 7 of Firefox has been successfully installed. Thank you so much. I was beginning to despair of ever getting my favourite apps back working on my AA1. I'm really grateful to you.
Pmpbw
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 08, 2011, 01:05:30 am
You're most welcome :) .. be sure to upgrade the flashplayer to version 11 too .. instructions linked to in the Firefox 7 tutorial .. or here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331)

Then things like Youtube videos, BBC iPlayer, and Flash games (Facebook etc.) should work in Firefox too :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Catg on November 18, 2011, 12:29:04 am
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this! I thought I was going to have to throw my much loved & elderly aspire one in the bin after FF8 & my attempts to get rid of it very nearly killed it!!!
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 18, 2011, 12:36:50 am
Yuo're very welcome :) .. and thanks for letting me know it helped.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: scrants on November 20, 2011, 04:53:40 pm
Hi,

Thanks for your brilliant instructions.  I have installed Firefox 7 and Flash Player but now my shutdown won't work.  When I click on the icon, nothing happens.  Please help.

I've solved the problem!  I used the shutdown command in terminal and re-booted.  I now works!

Thanks
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 20, 2011, 05:24:40 pm
Have you got any room left on your SSD ?

open a terminal and enter:
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df
hit enter, and post back what is returned in the terminal:

also send the output from
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df -i

and the output from:
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ls ~/
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: scrants on November 20, 2011, 06:02:14 pm
[user@localhost ~]$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1            152799040   3130988 141906252   3% /
none                    252364         0    252364   0% /dev/shm
none                 152799040   3130988 141906252   3% /mnt/home
[user@localhost ~]$ df -i
Filesystem            Inodes   IUsed   IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sda1            19415040   87502 19327538    1% /
none                   63091       1   63090    1% /dev/shm
none                 19415040   87502 19327538    1% /mnt/home
[user@localhost ~]$ ls ~/
? ??              Downloads                   libfreebl3.so  libsmime3.so
amsn_received     ff.tar.bz2                  libnspr4.so    libsoftokn3.so
beas picture.png  firefox-7.0.tar.bz2         libnss3.so     libssl3.so
DataCardGKU       flashplayer11-32bit.tar.gz  libnssckbi.so  Music
Desktop           Image_00000.jpg             libplc4.so     Pictures
Documents         Image_00001.jpg             libplds4.so    Videos
[user@localhost ~]$

Although I think I've solved the problem, this is what came up after your instructions.

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 20, 2011, 06:04:33 pm
So is the problem solved ? .. what was it ? .. just in case it helps others in the future :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: scrants on November 20, 2011, 06:17:57 pm
The shutdown icon wouldn't respond after the installations.  I searched for a solution and found the shutdown command shown below.

I copied it into the terminal and it shutdown.

I re-booted and all was normal again.

Thanks anyway for your swift response.,


sudo shutdown -h now


Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 20, 2011, 07:04:23 pm
Oddly enough I was going to suggest that next .. believe it or not ;)

Thanks for that though .. even though I'm confident the Firefox 7 installation and your shutdown issue are unconnected, it's worth having the solution here *just in case* it helps any future readers who find themselves in the same boat :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on November 23, 2011, 04:14:58 pm
Hello again Mark

As you say ... THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES WITH FIREFOX 8 on  Linpus Lite
- like it has completely screwed up my browsing experience
- which is such a shame after all the help you gave me to rescue my Acer from the bin!

Will your instructions work for a fool like me who upgraded to 8?

(Pity the Forum won't let you search for 'Firefox 8' - it insists in a min of two characters in a search item)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 23, 2011, 07:12:53 pm
The forum will search for the TERM "Firefox 8" if you surround it with quotation marks, otherwise it searches for two separate words, 'Firefox' and '8' and the word '8' is too short ;)

Yes, just follow these instructions again and Firefox 8 will be replaced with Firefox 7 .. and if you skip the "chown" command it will not auto update in the future :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Edwatts61 on November 23, 2011, 07:45:04 pm
 >:( i have followed the code to update ff2 to ff7 on linus lipus (on an acer aspire one), intially I got to the bottom of the code listing ok, but ff would not start when clicking on the desktop icon. I attempted to re type the code in, but know after sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 --directory /opt I get the following:
bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
tar: child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Can you advise? thanks
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 23, 2011, 11:19:42 pm
Did you reboot before testing Firefox from the desktop icon  ?

Can you open a terminal and run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

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/opt/firefox/firefox
and
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ls -a /opt
and
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ls -a /opt/firefox
and
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ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
and
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ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on November 24, 2011, 06:49:33 am
Hello again Mark

As you say ... THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES WITH FIREFOX 8 on  Linpus Lite
- like it has completely screwed up my browsing experience
- which is such a shame after all the help you gave me to rescue my Acer from the bin!

Will your instructions work for a fool like me who upgraded to 8?

Yes, just follow these instructions again and Firefox 8 will be replaced with Firefox 7 .. and if you skip the "chown" command it will not auto update in the future :)
.

Thanks Mark. I hoped that would be the case but thought I had better check before I dug myself into a hole..

Worked brilliantly. I am now back to slick Firefox 7 browsing and no more system hangs with Firefox 8. Must remember never to upgrade without checking here first!

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Joe45 on November 25, 2011, 01:30:30 pm
Hi Mark, I tried to follow your instructions and everything semed to go as expected but after re-booting and hitting the browser icon. nothing happens. I tried to repeat the process and the same thing happens. Any ideas? or could you guide me through backing out the upgrade process to get back to ff2? Any help would be much appreciated.

Rgds, Joe
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 25, 2011, 04:57:13 pm
@ Joe45

Can you too open a terminal and run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

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/opt/firefox/firefox
and
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ls -a /opt
and
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ls -a /opt/firefox
and
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ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
and
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ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

Then I should be able to tell where things went wrong with the Firefox 7 installation .. it would be better to fix Firefox 7 than go back to Firefox 2



if it will make things easier, you should still be able to run Firefox 2 by entering this in a terminal:
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/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox



But if you REALLY want to go back to Firefox 2, this can be achieved with the following command:
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sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Joe45 on November 26, 2011, 10:32:58 am
Hi Mark,
The first command actually launches a browser so I'm guessing the issue is with where the Icon is pointing to.? Thanks so much for your assistance, below is the output from the commands.
Rgds, Joe

[user@localhost ~]$ /opt/firefox/firefox
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin name.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin description.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin name.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin description.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -a /opt
.  ..  Adobe  firefox  firefox-backup  GKxdatacard
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -a /opt/firefox
.                           libfreebl3.chk    libxul.so
..                          libfreebl3.so     mozilla-xremote-client
application.ini             libmozalloc.so    omni.jar
blocklist.xml               libmozsqlite3.so  platform.ini
chrome                      libnspr4.so       plugin-container
chrome.manifest             libnss3.so        plugins
components                  libnssckbi.so     precomplete
crashreporter               libnssdbm3.chk    README.txt
crashreporter.ini           libnssdbm3.so     removed-files
crashreporter-override.ini  libnssutil3.so    run-mozilla.sh
defaults                    libplc4.so        searchplugins
dependentlibs.list          libplds4.so       Throbber-small.gif
extensions                  libsmime3.so      update.locale
firefox                     libsoftokn3.chk   updater
firefox-bin                 libsoftokn3.so    updater.ini
hyphenation                 libssl3.so
icons                       libxpcom.so
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2011-11-25 11:16 /usr/bin/firefox -> /opt/firefox
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al ~firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
ls: cannot access ~firefox-7.0.tar.bz2: No such file or directory
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 14981007 2011-09-29 00:21 /home/user/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
[user@localhost ~]$

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 26, 2011, 12:47:41 pm
Your output here:-

Quote
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2011-11-25 11:16 /usr/bin/firefox -> /opt/firefox

tells us that the symlink (shortcut) is pointing at the /opt/firefox DIRECTORY, rather than the
/opt/firefox/firefox
EXECUTABLE .. so you need to change that symlink to point at the right place.

Just run this command in a terminal
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sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

and you should be up and running :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Joe45 on November 26, 2011, 02:49:35 pm
Hi Mark, I tried but get the following response........Rgds, Joe
[user@localhost ~]$ sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
ln: `/opt/firefox/firefox' and `/usr/bin/firefox/firefox' are the same file
[user@localhost ~]$
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 26, 2011, 02:55:01 pm
OK run these 2 commands:
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sudo mv -v /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-broken
expected output from the above command -
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`/usr/bin/firefox' -> `/usr/bin/firefox-broken'

then:

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sudo ln -vfs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
expected output from the above command -
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`/usr/bin/firefox' -> `/opt/firefox/firefox'
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Joe45 on November 26, 2011, 04:39:21 pm
Success - many thanks Mark....Rgds, Joe
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on November 26, 2011, 04:52:05 pm
Joe
Now you have Firefox 7, stick to it!
- don't upgrade to 8 without reading what happened to me (above)
(see my post « Reply #17 on: November 24, 2011, 06:49:33 am » )
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 26, 2011, 04:57:41 pm
Yeh .. as freddie says, I'd stick with FF7 at least till FF9 comes out and is tested in Linpus Lite.

And don't forget to update the flashplayer too.

Firefox 8 works perfectly on an AA1 in PeppermintOS, but has big problems with Linpus Lite .. still that proves it's not a hardware issue :)

I'm wondering if ALL future versions of Firefox are going to have issues with Linpus Lite, but only time will tell.

Maybe time to consider a switch to something like PeppermintOS, or Lubuntu etc. ?

For anyone that wants to install PeppermintOS instead of Linpus Lite, click the link below:

Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Two on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9782.0)

PeppermintOS beats Linpus Lite hands down .. and has ALL the latest software available .. including Firefox 8 which actually works :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Joe45 on November 26, 2011, 11:07:39 pm
Thanks gents, I'll certainly take your advice..........Best wishes, Joe
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andybrody on November 29, 2011, 06:57:36 pm
Hi there thanks very much for the invaluble help it dug me out of  a hole cheers again
Andy 8) :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 29, 2011, 07:00:09 pm
You're very welcome .. thanks for letting me know it helped :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: homesteader12 on December 17, 2011, 09:26:36 pm
Just wanted to say a huge thanks for advice given here. I really dont understand linux, or any other language for that matter, but love my AA1. Have been very frustrated the past few weeks after upgrading to Firefox 8. Had to disable flash add on to get firefox to work at all, but of course would not then play any videos/flash content. With flash enabled firefox would freeze as soon as any page with flash encountered. Followed your advice here to 'roll back' to version 7 and now all works perfectly!!! yippee!!
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on December 18, 2011, 01:23:36 am
Hi homesteader12, and welcome to the forum.

I really ought to reinstall Linpus Lite and see if I can find a way round this Flash issue with Firefox 8 .. but I *really* don't want to uninstall PeppermintOS, which is SO MUCH better than Linpus Lite, and works perfectly with Firefox 8 and Flash.

If Firefox 9 is still broken in Linpus Lite, I'll see what I can come up with :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: jecalpe on January 14, 2012, 09:17:52 am
Thanks for the guide.
It works perfectly and the "select" option for the commands is just brilliant
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 17, 2012, 12:29:28 pm
Happy it worked out for you :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: h27gooner on January 20, 2012, 04:40:28 pm
Hi. I just followed the instructions to get FF8 and although I've managed to get the new browser icon I appear to have lost FF altogether. When I click the browser icon it just turns for ages and when I type something into the address bar on
the home desktop it comes back "Could not run command.....Failed to execute child process "firefox" (No such file or directory). Can anyone help please.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mad Penguin on January 21, 2012, 01:27:48 pm
Just as a matter of interest, have you tried installing Chrome?
(apart from just being better than FF, it tend to be less prone to installation and maintenance issues)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: h27gooner on January 21, 2012, 02:36:10 pm
No, I haven't tried chrome but if someone can give me the instructions for how to do it I'd happily try.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: welshturner on January 21, 2012, 03:14:43 pm
Hi all,
        I've been trying to install Firefox 7 following Mark's instructions. Like others i was unable to bring up the browser and again used the instructions by Mark. Sadly still no luck. After many attempts i have noticed after putting in command

wget -O firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-7.0.1&os=linux&lang=en-GB"

it then says,

--14:55:18--  http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-7.0.l&os=linux&lan=en-GB (http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-7.0.l&os=linux&lan=en-GB)
                   => 'firefox-7.0.tar.bz2'
Resolving download.mozilla.org... 63.245.217.36, 63.245.217.36
Connecting to download.mozilla.org|63.245.217.36|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not found
14:55:18 ERROR 404 Not found.

I guess this is the reason why its not working for me  :-[ Or am i broken?

Any help from Mark or anyone else will be gratefully received. Thanks
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on January 21, 2012, 05:32:33 pm
Hi welshturner

Afraid Mark is away until early Feb
- see http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9853.msg70657#msg70657 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9853.msg70657#msg70657)

Yes, we're all a bit stuck without him!

Hi h27gooner - re FF8 - avoid! - it screws the system up something awful !!!
- see http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9707.msg69812#msg69812 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9707.msg69812#msg69812)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 31, 2012, 01:18:29 pm
I was expecting Firefox 7 to disappear from the the Mozilla site eventually .. I'll upload it to my dropbox and modify the instructions as soon as I'm able.

Something else I noticed .. you may have used a lower case L instead of a 1 in your wget command, as your output states:

--14:55:18--  [snip] ?product=firefox-7.0.l&os=linux&lan=en-GB
                   => 'firefox-7.0.tar.bz2'
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: lisaevs on February 01, 2012, 05:23:00 pm
Hi,
I am having the same problem upgrading from Firefox 2, after my aspire one crashed and I had to start it from scratch.  I am a complete novice but had previously used the instructions to upgrade to Firefox 4 with great success. 

I have tried repeatedly to use the instructions to upgrade to Firefox 7 without success (I have the same error message as 'welshturner'), also trying the upgrade to Firefox 4 instructions again.  But am completely stuck as to what can be going wrong this time.  I checked that I had a 1 in the wget command.

Any help would be great.  Your last post suggests that you are looking at the instructions again.... Is this the case?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 02, 2012, 03:46:44 pm
Use this wget command instead of the one in the original posting (I'll also update the original posting)

Code: [Select]
wget -O firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: mummyg on February 02, 2012, 07:18:56 pm
Yuo're very welcome :) .. and thanks for letting me know it helped.
Hi
I`m new to this forum, I found it looking for a way to upgrade my firefox after my netbook lost a link from the web browser, and kept duplicating Mozilla files. Your instructions were immediately effective-awesome, thank you! I`d got to the point where I was going to give up and buy a new netbook, reluctantly though, as I like the speed of the linux system, and the lack of viruses.

Delighted-thanks!!
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 02, 2012, 08:44:54 pm
You're welcome too .. It's nice that people are taking the time to let me know it helped :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: lisaevs on February 02, 2012, 10:29:36 pm
It worked!!!!!   Amazing thank you!!   ;D
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 02, 2012, 11:22:04 pm
You're welcome :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: 55North on February 11, 2012, 08:46:10 am
Will the torture never stop?
 
After an age (is it only just over a year?) without a functioning netbook, this IT idiot accidently came across the answer!
 
I (faithfully ?) followed the instructions to upgrade to Firefox 7, completed with no criticism or asides from my AA1, but apparently failed, as Firefox still doesn't work, - or does it?
 
In this process, I have lost my connection to the household's wi-fi.  I have tried reconnection anew, but no joy.
 
What can be wrong?  The connection was fine before I undertook this exercise. 
 
I would greatly appreciate any pointers to repair.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: 55North on February 11, 2012, 09:19:37 am
Profound apologies. 
 
I reinput your code, there being an error, which I fixed.
 
Now, I have wi-fi back, but still no functioning browser an no expected icon change.
 
If it means anything, I right-clicked on browser/webrowser and am presented with an invitation to choose a preferred browser.
 
What should I do?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 10:59:59 am
Firstly .. are you sure you are running Linpus Lite Linux (Default OS) ?

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

Did you reboot before testing Firefox from the desktop icon  ?

Can you open a terminal and run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

Code: [Select]
/opt/firefox/firefox
and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /opt
and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /opt/firefox
and
Code: [Select]
ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
and
Code: [Select]
ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: 55North on February 11, 2012, 11:52:48 am
Yes, I rebooted (and yes, that is my desktop in the photo).

All  failed to run, failed to execute
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 11:57:49 am
Open a terminal and enter:

ls -a /opt

Hit enter, and post back the EXACT output.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 11:58:11 am
Mark,
I am a new member to this site and also new to Linux OS.
I am trying to help a friend who has the AA1 running Limpus Lite version 1, using Firefox version 2.
I have followed your steps to install/update to firefox version 7 and also tried version 10, but it keeps coming up with the same reply in terminal.
It doesn't recognise the bz2 file.

bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: error exit delayed from previous errors

Any ideas what's wrong?
I would really appreciate any help as this is driving me nuts  :o

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: 55North on February 11, 2012, 12:11:03 pm
This embarrassing.

Is that an 'el' or 'one' at the start?

If 'el', it returns nothing.

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 12:12:21 pm
@ charley_plymouth

Can you open a terminal and enter:
Code: [Select]
rm ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

then run:
Code: [Select]
wget -O firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"

Once that command has finished .. run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

Code: [Select]
/opt/firefox/firefox
and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /opt
and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /opt/firefox
and
Code: [Select]
ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
and
Code: [Select]
ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 12:16:34 pm
@ 55North

Can you open a terminal and enter:

Code: [Select]
ls ~

Hit enter, and post the output.

BTW, yes it's a lower case L :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 12:30:37 pm
@ charley_plymouth

Can you open a terminal and enter:
Code: [Select]
rm ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

then run:
Code: [Select]
wget -O firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 "[url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2[/url]"

Done

Once that command has finished .. run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

Code: [Select]
/opt/firefox/firefox
Bash: /opt/firefox/firefox: No such file or dir

and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /opt
adobe firefox GKxdatacard

and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /opt/firefox

 .. plugins
and
Code: [Select]
ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
ls cannot access al: no such file or dir

and
Code: [Select]
ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
ls: cannot access al: no such file or dir

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 12:47:13 pm
@ charley_plymouth

For some reason there may be some "URL" tags getting added to you wget command.

it should read:
wget -O firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"

can you run:
Code: [Select]
ls ~
and re-run:
Code: [Select]
ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
and post the output.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 01:06:59 pm
ok..

ls ~

? ??                     Firefox Setup 10.0.1.exe            libsoftokn3.so
amsn_received    Libfreebl3.so                              libssl3.so
DataCardGKU      libnspr4.so                                 libstdc++-4.3.2-7.i386.rpm
Desktop               libnss3.so                                  Music
Documents          libnssckbi.so                              Pictures
Downloads          libplc4.so                                    usr
firefox-10.0.tar.bz2  libplds4.so                             video
firefox-7.0.tar.bz2     libsmime3.so

ls -al ~firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

-rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 332 2012-02-11 13:25 /home/user/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 01:15:04 pm
Mark

I also resent the request wget as you suggested.

This is what returned

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 NOT FOUND
14:14:07 ERROR 404: NOT FOUND
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 01:15:58 pm
OK the firefox-7.0.tar.bz2file in your home directory is far too small, so it didn't download properly.

First let's delete that file:
Code: [Select]
rm ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

now download it again:
Code: [Select]
wget -O firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"

wait till that command finishes .. then re-run:
Code: [Select]
ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
and post the output, so I can check the file size
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 01:21:40 pm
Mark

I also resent the request wget as you suggested.

This is what returned

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 NOT FOUND
14:14:07 ERROR 404: NOT FOUND


Do you know how to access your home folder ?

if so, you could download this file:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2)
put it in your home folder, and rename it to
firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

then send the output from:
Code: [Select]
ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
so I can check the file size.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 01:28:39 pm
how do i find the 'home' folder? sorry to be blond here!

Also could i download it from my windows pc onto a usb and upload to my friends linux?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 01:39:04 pm
OK, that worked.

-rwxr -xr -x 1 user user 14981007 2012-02-11 13:31 (in green text) /home/user/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 01:45:20 pm
Yes you can certainly use your Windows PC to download the file to a USB stick .. then transfer it to the home folder on the AA1.

to access the home folder on the AA1 .. go to Files > My Documents .. then go UP one directory .. if you can see folders like:-

amsn_received
Desktop
Music
Documents
Pictures
Downloads
Video

etc. .. you are in your home folder.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 01:48:55 pm
OK, that worked.

-rwxr -xr -x 1 user user 14981007 2012-02-11 13:31 (in green text) /home/user/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

OK that's the right file size .. now run:
Code: [Select]
sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 --directory /opt
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 01:53:31 pm
ok

I've run that command and then continued with your original instructions on page 1.
It seems to be all good now.

Thank you so much for your help with this, my friend will be sooo happy  ;D

If I want to update the flash on this as well, would you suggest I download the program the same way, and transfer via usb stick again?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 02:02:03 pm
Nope .. just follow the instructions in this posting:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331)

and post back if you have any problems :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: charley_plymouth on February 11, 2012, 02:06:50 pm
Thanks again, am sure I'll be back with more questions at some point :)
Enjoy your Saturday  :D
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2012, 02:10:29 pm
You're welcome .. and that's what we're here for ;)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: welshturner on February 20, 2012, 07:53:29 pm
Just a quick thankyou to Mark. Followed your new instructions and all is working good. Thanks and hope you get a big bonus  ;D
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 20, 2012, 08:01:18 pm
You're welcome .. happy to be of service :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: BigBob on February 20, 2012, 11:42:56 pm
Mark,

Just a note to say thank you, thats the clearest most helpfull bit of information I've tripped over in a long time!

Your work and trouble VERY much appreciated

Best regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 21, 2012, 10:33:20 am
Hi BigBob, and welcome to the forum .. thanks for taking the time to let me know it helped :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: john-i-am on February 28, 2012, 10:07:38 am
hi mark
not sure if i have screwed up some, my acer one netbook upgraded to 8, so i followed instructions to knock it back down to 7. now when i hit the firefox icon i just get the crash reporter. i'm running the limpus lite os as we have previously spoken about.
thanks, john
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 28, 2012, 11:44:45 am
Try starting firefox in safe mode .. and disabling the plugins.

To open firefox in safe mode, open a terminal and enter:
Code: [Select]
firefox --safe-mode
Hit enter.

Then put a tick in disable plugins (or similar), and click continue in safe mode.

Does it start now ?

If not, does the crash reporter give you any clues as to what's going wrong ?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on February 29, 2012, 08:28:08 pm
Hi,

as a total newbie, I tried to update my 2.0.0.14 Firefox to Firefox 7 using the instructions, but this is what I got:

--22:20:57--  http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-7.0.1&os=linux&lang=en-GB (http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-7.0.1&os=linux&lang=en-GB)
           => `firefox-7.0.tar.bz2'
Resolving download.mozilla.org... 63.245.209.152
Connecting to download.mozilla.org|63.245.209.152|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
22:20:58 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Is there any alternate way to download it, as the mozilla home page does not appear to have it anymore?
I am a Finn, so the version that I download should (I guess) be lang=fi-FI, but also lang=en-GB is good as well.

I just got this Aces Aspire One (it says the model is "ZG5", but I assume it is the same model we are alll talking about, right?) and I would like to upgrade this version of Firefox, but I have no idea how; that's why I love how step-by-step the instructions on this site are.


Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 29, 2012, 08:37:29 pm
Yup .. it's no longer available from the mozilla website .. so I've added a wget command to download it from my dropbox instead in the [UPDATE] just below that command.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 01, 2012, 01:17:36 pm
Hi,

And thank you for your answer. I really appreciate all answers that helps here.

I have today been suggested to download the Finnish version of Firefox 7.0.1 from the following address:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/linux-i686/fi/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2

Do you think that the program at the address above is the correct version that will work on my Acer Aspire One that is running Linpus Lite Linux as it's operating system, and Firefox 2.0.0.14 as its current web browser?

If yes, what code should I write in the terminal in that case to download that version from the address above (I am new to Linux)? This is the part in the installing of Firefox, which corresponds to the part "Now use wget to download Firefox 7:" in the first post.

Also, I noticed from my current download history that the previous owner has downloaded Firefox 5 but I do not know if he has attempted to install it. How can I check if there has been something done on my laptop in order to attempt to install the Firefox 5? Just in case that it does not interfere in some way (if that is possible) when I install (or at least attempt to do that) the Finnish version of Firefox 7.0.1 IF the link above is to the correct program.
 
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 01, 2012, 01:49:10 pm
Yes that's definitely the Finnish version of Firefox 7.0.1 :)

I've adjusted the original instructions to reflect the Mozilla FTP site you've provided .. thanks for that :) .. but I've also modified the command AFTER the wget command.

So change the wget command to -
Code: [Select]
wget "https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/linux-i686/fi/firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2"
(for the Finnish version)

and the next command to:
Code: [Select]
sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2 --directory /opt

then carry on with the instructions.



If when you start Firefox it's Firefox 2.0.0.14 that opens, you're safe to install Firefox 7.0.1 .. even if he's installed FF5 to /opt the first command will back it up anyway, and if he's installed it elsewhere it's irrelevant.

[EDIT]

If at any stage you get stuck, you should still be able to start Firefox 2 with this command entered into a terminal:
Code: [Select]
/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 01, 2012, 08:00:19 pm
Mark,

my humblest thanks. The installation worked so well, thanks to your detailed descriptions.

Thank you.

Wonder what version of JAVA is installed on this computer; I would need the ordinary Sun/Oracle JAVA for my Internet bank, as the current JAVA does not work there.
On top of all, my newly installed FF 7.0.1 crashed when I tried to verify what JAVA version is on this computer on java.com.

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 06:33:58 am
Hello again Mark

As you say ... THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES WITH FIREFOX 8 on  Linpus Lite
- like it has completely screwed up my browsing experience
- which is such a shame after all the help you gave me to rescue my Acer from the bin!

Will your instructions work for a fool like me who upgraded to 8?

(Pity the Forum won't let you search for 'Firefox 8' - it insists in a min of two characters in a search item)

Just as a question; does anybody know why Firefox 8 does not work on Linpus Lite? Does it have to do with the System Requirements for FF8 or some specific issue on FF8 and later releases that makes FF 7.0.1 the last possible Firefox release that can be safely used on Linpus Lite Linux?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 09:09:17 am
I'm not 100% sure what it is, though most people seem to suggest it's related to pages with Flash content, though the same combination works fine in PeppermintOS, so it's not hardware related.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 01:11:51 pm
I can't see anything new in the published system requirements for Firefox 8 .. so who knows ???

I have wondered if it has anything to do with the way "hardware" accelerated Flash is handled in Firefox >= 8 .. maybe someone could test this (in Linpus Lite with Firefox >=8) by turning hardware acceleration for flash OFF, and let us know.

To do this, right-clicki a flash video, select "Settings", then de-select "Enable hardware acceleration" .. and see if that makes a difference in Linpus Lite with Firefox >= 8.

It's certainly not necessary in PeppermintOS, but that's bound to have more up-to-date graphics drivers and X-server.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 06:54:53 pm
Umm...all of a sudden, my (Finnish version of) Firefox 7.0.1 opens a dialog box that suggests an update from Firefox 7.0.1 to Firefox 7.0.2. Options there are "Remind me later" or "Update Firefox Now". Why does it do this?

And what happens if I click "update Firefox" - does it update it then automatically to FF 7.0.2 without me having to use terminal etc for anything in that process?

As another question; is Firefox 7.0.2 familiar to you, Linpus Lite Linux users? Does it have any known issues with Linpus Lite?

I skipped the part with automatic update when I installed FF 7.0.1, so I was unaware of FF asking me to update it to the next version.

For now I will click "ask me later", until I have heard your opinions about this.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 07:05:03 pm
What is the output from:
Code: [Select]
ls -l /opt

[EDIT]

Also, in Firefox if you go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Updates

What is listed under "Automatically Update" ?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 07:10:50 pm
I got the following:

total 12
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 2008-06-03 20:29 Adobe
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 2012-03-01 18:56 firefox
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 2011-03-27 19:22 GKxdatacard

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 07:18:38 pm
In that case, unless you are logged on as root, it shouldn't update even if you allow it to .. your user doesn't have permission to write to the /opt/firefox directory.

Also see the EDIT in my last posting.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 07:37:32 pm
Also, in Firefox if you go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Updates
What is listed under "Automatically Update" ?

Ummm...that's in Finnish, but there are three options under "look for new updates" and all three options are marked with a "yes" tag (=search for updates to firefox/yes, add-ons/yes and search engines/yes)

And additionally the option that says "If an update to Firefox is found" , the option "load and install the update automatically" is the chosen option at the moment and also additionally also the "Warn, if the update removes add-ons" (roughly translated from Finnish).

I assume thatI should disable all the first three options that are chosen there and also change the later option to "If an update to Firefox is found" -> "Ask, what to do".

Sorry if the options do not correspond to the text in the English version (I'm not so good in translating), but I hope you understand what I mean.  :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 07:43:39 pm
Heh .. I didn't expect they'd translate perfectly, which is why I left that to you ;)
(I knew you'd do a better job of Finnish -> English than I would English -> Finnish)

Quote
Ummm...that's in Finnish, but there are three options under "look for new updates" and all three options are marked with a "yes" tag (=search for updates to firefox/yes, add-ons/yes and search engines/yes)

I'd set firefox=no, add-ons=yes, and search engines=yes

That should stop it nagging you to update firefox, yet add-ons and search engines will still be updated if there's a newer version that works with FF7.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 08:04:50 pm
Once again, Mark, a huge thank you for your help and advice!

And also for staying cool when I ask lots of questions that should be easy for me to figure out myself (but I just don't seem to be able to do).  8)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 09:35:18 pm
I came across a quite severe issue: My Firefox crashes every time there is Javascript on a webpage. No exceptions; it happens on every page that has Java. Any idea on what I should do?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 10:00:43 pm
There are instruction for installing Sun java as opposed to IcedTea on macles.blogspot.com.

I can't verify that they work as I no longer have Linpus Lite installed .. I know I keep saying it but yu REALLY should consider switching to PeppermintOS.

Linpus Lite hasn't been receiving any development or support for some time now, so it makes you jump through hoops to get any new software to work, whereas in PeppermintOS it's as simpe as a few mouse clicks.
(also consider Linpus Lite hasn't been receiving ANY security patches for quite some time)

Anyway, here's the link to the macles page:
http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/09/installing-sun-java-on-acer-aspire-one.html (http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/09/installing-sun-java-on-acer-aspire-one.html)

But don't blame me if it all goes horribly wrong ;)

[EDIT]

If you decide to give the instructions on macles.blogspot a go .. let me know, as the version it will download is NOT the current version of the Sun Java JRE .. and I'll explain how to modify the instructions the get the latest jre-6u31.rpm.bin
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 02, 2012, 10:37:34 pm
If you decide to give the instructions on macles.blogspot a go .. let me know, as the version it will download is NOT the current version of the Sun Java JRE .. and I'll explain how to modify the instructions the get the latest jre-6u31.rpm.bin

Hi Mark,

I installed Java using the instructions on the Macles site. Here's what it tells me when I type

Quote
sudo update-alternatives --config java

And I get:

Quote
There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.

  Selection    Command
-----------------------------------------------
   1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
*+ 2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[ + ], or type selection number:

and when I type

Quote
sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so

I get the following:

Quote
There is 1 program that provides 'libjavaplugin.so'.

  Selection    Command
-----------------------------------------------
*+ 1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/lib/i386/gcjwebplugin.so

Enter to keep the current selection[ + ], or type selection number:

Even if I followed all the instructions on the site, it appears like the Sun Java did not install properly.

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 02, 2012, 11:06:26 pm
Try this:
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cd ~
then
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wget -O jre-6u31.rpm.bin http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=59620
then
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sudo bash jre-6u31.rpm.bin

If you get any errors from any of the above, post them.

If no errors are encountered, what do you get when you run:
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sudo update-alternatives --config java
now ?



You do realise that if you'd taken my advice and switched to PeppermintOS it would be installed by now .. and everything would just work ;)



Just as a matter of interest, if in Firefox you go to Tools > Add-ons > Pugins what is listed ?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 03, 2012, 08:12:02 am
Hi Mark,

no errors were encountered, and here is what I get now:

Quote
There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.

  Selection    Command
-----------------------------------------------
   1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
*+ 2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[ + ], or type selection number:

That seems to be the same as before?

______________________________________________________________

Concerning the plugins, this is what I have listed in Tools > Add-ons > Pugins:

Adobe Reader 8.0
DivX Browser Plug-in
GCJ Web Browser Plugin 1.4
mplayer plug-in 3.50
QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / Flip4Mac
RealPlayer 9
Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
Windows Media Player Plug In Windows

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 11:11:56 am
Did Java used to work in Firefox 2 ?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 03, 2012, 11:24:29 am
Did Java used to work in Firefox 2 ?

Ahem, I actually never tested Java on FF2 because the first thing was that I wanted, when I had gotten this AA1 was a more recent version of the browser so I searched the web and found this forum and on the next day after I hade gotten this netbook, I installed FF 7.0.1 using your instructions.

.... so I tested Java based websites for the 1st time after I had installed FF 7.0.1.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 11:26:02 am
Can you send the output from:
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ls -a /usr/java
and
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ls -a /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/
and
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ls -a /usr/java/latest/bin/
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 03, 2012, 11:55:32 am
Hi Mark,

This is what I got:

to

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ls -a /usr/java

I got

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.  ..  default  jre1.6.0_07  jre1.6.0_17  jre1.6.0_31  latest

to

Quote
ls -a /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/

I got

Quote
.                                libj2pcsc.so                                libmlib_image.so
..                               libj2pkcs11.so                            libnative_chmod_g.so
client                        libjaas_unix.so                           libnative_chmod.so
headless                 libjava_crw_demo.so                  libnet.so
jli                               libjavaplugin_jni.so                     libnio.so
jvm.cfg                     libjavaplugin_nscp_gcc29.so     libnpjp2.so
libawt.so                  libjavaplugin_nscp.so                  libnpt.so
libcmm.so                libjava.so                                     librmi.so
libdcpr.so                 libjawt.so                                     libsplashscreen.so
libdeploy.so             libJdbcOdbc.so                           libunpack.so
libdt_socket.so        libjdwp.so                                    libverify.so
libfontmanager.so    libjpeg.so                                    libzip.so
libhprof.so                libjsig.so                                     motif21
libinstrument.so       libjsoundalsa.so                         native_threads
libioser12.so            libjsound.so                                server
libj2gss.so               libmanagement.so                      xawt

and finally to

Quote
ls -a /usr/java/latest/bin/

I got

Quote
.                            java          jcontrol  pack200     rmiregistry  unpack200
..                           java_vm  keytool   policytool   servertool
ControlPanel         javaws     orbd      rmid           tnameserv


Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 12:14:33 pm
bit baffled by that .. can you send the output from:

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ls -al /usr/java/latest/bin
and
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ls -al /usr/java/jre1.6.0_31/bin

for comparison.

It also looks like "alternative"s is unaware of the new java location .. can you send the output from:
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update-alternatives --list java



Run these 2 commands:
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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/latest/bin/java 20000
and
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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so 20000

Now what is returned by:
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sudo update-alternatives --config java
and
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sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so
??
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 03, 2012, 05:15:39 pm
Hi Mark.

THANK YOU for so patiently helping me with this.

Here we go:

Command

ls -al /usr/java/latest/bin

Gives the following output:

Quote
total 740

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2012-03-03 10:08 .

drwxr-xr-x 7 root root   4096 2012-03-03 10:08 ..

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     10 2012-03-03 10:08 ControlPanel -> ./jcontrol

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47308 2012-01-20 23:03 java

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  16835 2012-01-20 23:03 java_vm

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  75412 2012-01-20 23:03 javaws

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   6407 2012-01-20 20:55 jcontrol

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47447 2012-01-20 23:03 keytool

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47679 2012-01-20 23:03 orbd

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47515 2012-01-20 23:03 pack200

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47807 2012-01-20 23:03 policytool

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47447 2012-01-20 23:03 rmid

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47447 2012-01-20 23:03 rmiregistry

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47475 2012-01-20 23:03 servertool

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47679 2012-01-20 23:03 tnameserv

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 189338 2012-01-20 23:03 unpack200

Command

ls -al /usr/java/jre1.6.0_31/bin

gives the following output:

Quote
total 740

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 2012-03-03 10:08 .

drwxr-xr-x 7 root root   4096 2012-03-03 10:08 ..

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     10 2012-03-03 10:08 ControlPanel -> ./jcontrol

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47308 2012-01-20 23:03 java

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  16835 2012-01-20 23:03 java_vm

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  75412 2012-01-20 23:03 javaws

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   6407 2012-01-20 20:55 jcontrol

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47447 2012-01-20 23:03 keytool

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47679 2012-01-20 23:03 orbd

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47515 2012-01-20 23:03 pack200

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47807 2012-01-20 23:03 policytool

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47447 2012-01-20 23:03 rmid

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47447 2012-01-20 23:03 rmiregistry

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47475 2012-01-20 23:03 servertool

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  47679 2012-01-20 23:03 tnameserv

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 189338 2012-01-20 23:03 unpack200

Those two seem to be exactly the same?

command

update-alternatives --list java

gives the following output:

Quote
alternatives version 1.3.36 - Copyright (C) 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

This may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU Public License.



usage: alternatives --install <link> <name> <path> <priority>

                    [--initscript <service>]

                    [--slave <link> <name> <path>]*

       alternatives --remove <name> <path>

       alternatives --auto <name>

       alternatives --config <name>

       alternatives --display <name>

       alternatives --set <name> <path>



common options: --verbose --test --help --usage --version

                --altdir <directory> --admindir <directory>
 

With command

sudo update-alternatives --install usr/bin/java java /usr/java/latest/bin/java 20000

Happens the following:

Quote
alternatives version 1.3.36 - Copyright (C) 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

This may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU Public License.



usage: alternatives --install <link> <name> <path> <priority>

                    [--initscript <service>]

                    [--slave <link> <name> <path>]*

       alternatives --remove <name> <path>

       alternatives --auto <name>

       alternatives --config <name>

       alternatives --display <name>

       alternatives --set <name> <path>



common options: --verbose --test --help --usage --version

                --altdir <directory> --admindir <directory>

with command:

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so 20000


happens....nothing (at least nothing visible)

________

then, finally:

The command

sudo update-alternatives --config java

gives the following output:

Quote
There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.

  Selection    Command

-----------------------------------------------

   1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java

*+ 2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/java



Enter to keep the current selection[ + ], or type selection number:

and command

sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so

gives the following output:

Quote
There are 2 programs which provide 'libjavaplugin.so'.



  Selection    Command

-----------------------------------------------

   1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/lib/i386/gcjwebplugin.so

*+ 2           /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so



Enter to keep the current selection[ + ], or type selection number:

That last one is different since the last time. What should I choose?

One thing to note: As I told before, Firefox crashes if I open a webpage that has Java. However, Open Office (still version 2.3 at the moment) works normally. If I remember correctly, Open Office cannot work without Java. So what is odd that OO works normally and FF crashes.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 05:51:57 pm
Sorry I made a typo in the first command (fixed now), just run:
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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/latest/bin/java 20000

then post the output from:
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sudo update-alternatives --config java
and
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sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so

in both of those, you want the line that starts with /usr/java

Quote
That last one is different since the last time. What should I choose?

that one is already on the correct one :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 03, 2012, 07:13:54 pm
Hi Mark,

I did as you told in the last post :)

The output from:

sudo update-alternatives --config java

is

Quote
There are 3 programs which provide 'java'.



  Selection    Command

-----------------------------------------------

   1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java

 + 2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/java

*  3           /usr/java/latest/bin/java



Enter to keep the current selection[ + ], or type selection number:

Is this now as it should be and what selection is now the correct one?


And the output from:

sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin. so

is

Quote
alternatives version 1.3.36 - Copyright (C) 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

This may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU Public License.



usage: alternatives --install <link> <name> <path> <priority>

                    [--initscript <service>]

                    [--slave <link> <name> <path>]*

       alternatives --remove <name> <path>

       alternatives --auto <name>

       alternatives --config <name>

       alternatives --display <name>

       alternatives --set <name> <path>



common options: --verbose --test --help --usage --version

                --altdir <directory> --admindir <directory>
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 07:36:48 pm
OK, run:
Code: [Select]
sudo update-alternatives --config java

hit 3     (/usr/java/latest/bin/java)

then hit Enter

then run:
Code: [Select]
sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so

hit 2     (/usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so)

then hit Enter

Does java now work ? .. you can test it here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml (http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml)

If not, what is listed in Tools>Add-ons>Plugins in Firefox.

And what is the output from:
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update-alternatives --display java
and
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update-alternatives --display libjavaplugin.so
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: ThomasFIN on March 03, 2012, 08:41:45 pm
Mark,

first what I got from the commands:

1)

update-alternatives --display java

Quote
java - status is manual.

 link currently points to /usr/java/latest/bin/java

/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java - priority 1500

 slave keytool: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/keytool

 slave orbd: (null)

 slave pack200: (null)

 slave policytool: (null)

 slave rmid: (null)

 slave rmiregistry: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/rmiregistry

 slave servertool: (null)

 slave tnameserv: (null)

 slave unpack200: (null)

 slave jre_exports: /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.5.0-gcj

 slave jre: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj

 slave java.1.gz: (null)

 slave keytool.1.gz: (null)

 slave orbd.1.gz: (null)

 slave pack200.1.gz: (null)

 slave policytool.1.gz: (null)

 slave rmid.1.gz: (null)

 slave rmiregistry.1.gz: (null)

 slave servertool.1.gz: (null)

 slave tnameserv.1.gz: (null)

 slave unpack200.1.gz: (null)

/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/java - priority 17000

 slave keytool: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/keytool

 slave orbd: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/orbd

 slave pack200: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/pack200

 slave policytool: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/policytool

 slave rmid: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/rmid

 slave rmiregistry: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/rmiregistry

 slave servertool: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/servertool

 slave tnameserv: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/tnameserv

 slave unpack200: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/unpack200

 slave jre_exports: /usr/lib/jvm-exports/jre-1.7.0-icedtea

 slave jre: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea

 slave java.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/java-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave keytool.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/keytool-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave orbd.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/orbd-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave pack200.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/pack200-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave policytool.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/policytool-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave rmid.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/rmid-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave rmiregistry.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/rmiregistry-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave servertool.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/servertool-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave tnameserv.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/tnameserv-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

 slave unpack200.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/unpack200-java-1.7.0-icedtea.1.gz

/usr/java/latest/bin/java - priority 20000

 slave keytool: (null)

 slave orbd: (null)

 slave pack200: (null)

 slave policytool: (null)

 slave rmid: (null)

 slave rmiregistry: (null)

 slave servertool: (null)

 slave tnameserv: (null)

 slave unpack200: (null)

 slave jre_exports: (null)

 slave jre: (null)

 slave java.1.gz: (null)

 slave keytool.1.gz: (null)

 slave orbd.1.gz: (null)

 slave pack200.1.gz: (null)

 slave policytool.1.gz: (null)

 slave rmid.1.gz: (null)

 slave rmiregistry.1.gz: (null)

 slave servertool.1.gz: (null)

 slave tnameserv.1.gz: (null)

 slave unpack200.1.gz: (null)

Current `best' version is /usr/java/latest/bin/java.

and 2)

update-alternatives --display libjavaplugin.so

Quote
libjavaplugin.so - status is manual.

 link currently points to /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/lib/i386/gcjwebplugin.so - priority 17000

/usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so - priority 20000

Current `best' version is /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so.

Java works.

JAVA WORKS!!

JAVA WORKS ON ALL SITES THAT I HAVE TRIED!!

From a crashing FF 7.0.1 (and already that, in itself, I could not have installed wihout your instructions) to a working Firefox 7.0.1 with a flawlessly working Java; I do not know how to thank you enough. You have truly made this happen. Thank you!

I first thought of also updating Open Office from 2.3 to a newer version (even though I do not know how recent versions work on Linpus Linux Lite) but as this works so great now, I think I will let it be as the original. I do not want to risk that I do something wrong in updating it or break dependencies that could ruin something of this that you have so generously given your help and advice in.

Once again; all the best to you Mark, and thank you.

Thomas
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 08:48:08 pm
You are most welcome :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 03, 2012, 10:12:39 pm
To recap (for anyone else in the same boat) ..

To install the latest Sun Java JRE and browser plugin in Linpus Lite

Open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
cd ~
then
Code: [Select]
wget -O jre-6u31.rpm.bin http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=59620
then
Code: [Select]
sudo bash jre-6u31.rpm.bin
then
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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/latest/bin/java 20000
then
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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so 20000

Then to set the Sun versions as the default versions ..

Run:
Code: [Select]
sudo update-alternatives --config java

Type the number that corresponds to /usr/java/latest/bin/java
and hit Enter..

Then run:
Code: [Select]
sudo update-alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so

Type the number that corresponds to /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so
and hit Enter..

Now go to this webpage, and test it works:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml (http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml)

You should get:-
Vendor:  Sun Microsystems Inc
Version:  Java SE 6 Update 31
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on March 22, 2012, 02:27:16 pm
Hi guys, I'm new to Linux Linpus, as I just purchsed an AA1 A110 8gb. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you, Mark especially, as I managed, following your instructions, to update my AA1 with your Firefox/Java instructions. I've only got another 2 questions/problems:
1) since I updated Firefox and Java, every time I connect a usb memory stick (Kingston 16GB) it doesn't show up in the 'MyFiles' folder, under the hard drive tab on the top left. I remember it did before, showing a tab similar to the hard drive (ssd) one, with a bar indicating how much used/free memory the stick had. It's showing if I try to load videos with the vlc player, but not on 'MyFiles'. I'm probably missing something very simple. Is there a setting/command for it?
2) Is there a program/way to create a usb backup of the whole system, with settings/upgrades, everything basically? I've heard of the aa1backup from macles, but as I understand it requires a working connection when you restore the system, is that correct? If that's the case, it's pretty useless if you're trying to restore your dead AA1. Last week I had to do a recovery usb with the recovery cd, because I inadvertently cancelled the panel with the wifi-battery,etc icons, and therefore my wireless wasn't working anymore. And it's been a pain updating everything again (firefox, java, vlc, skype, etc).
Sorry for the lenghty post and a BIG thank you again.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 23, 2012, 04:07:58 am
Hi andrea987 and welcome to the forum :)

Do SD cards show up in the file manager when they are inserted, or is the issue JUST with USB sticks ?

As for your second question, there are a number of ways to achieve this, but probably the easiest would be to have 2 USB sticks.

One with Clonezilla installed as a LiveUSB .. and the other to save the disk image to.

Clonezila:
http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php (http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php)
is specifically desinged for disk cloning and imaging.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on March 26, 2012, 11:54:54 am
Hi Mark, thanks for replying! I managed to get a second usb stick, connected it, and the bar/info came up! I can just assume it's a problem with the usb format. The strange thing is that before that usb did worked, I really don't understand.
Thanks for the Clonezilla Live link, I'll try to do that this week. I just need to get another 2 usb stick. Do you think a 2GB for the Clonezilla Live and 8GB for the image itself will be enough? Or more/less?
Just two more questions regarding memory upgrade: I bought a 1GB ram to upgrade the AA1, will the Linux recognize it straight away? And what's the biggest size SDHC card accepted on the left card slot (to increase ssd size)? Will 32GB class 4 or 6 be ok? I think I saw someone mentioning 32GB is the maximum, don't know.
Sorry to be a pain and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help!
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 26, 2012, 01:26:35 pm
a 2GB for Clonezilla, and an 8GB to hold the image of the 8GB SSD should be fine.

Yes, the 1GB RAM expansion will be recognised without the need to do anything other than fit it in the expansion slot .. though this does require disassembly of the AA1  ::)

SDHC cards .. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm reading that 32GB class 6 is the max on a lot of site including this one:
http://www.virtualsecrets.com/acer-aspire-one-netbook.html (http://www.virtualsecrets.com/acer-aspire-one-netbook.html)

Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on March 26, 2012, 04:51:55 pm
So I was NEARLY correct on everything. :o I'll soon become an expert, lol
Thanks again, will tell you how the Ram adventure will go.  :-\
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on March 28, 2012, 07:57:25 am
Firefox 7 has slowed down to walking pace!

After months of Firefox 7 running really well (for which again many thanks Mark), it has now slowed down to a snail's pace
- even on my local HTML pages

It just takes an age to even start responding to clicking on any link - HTML or even menu items.

In desparation I have disenabled all my Add-ons and cleared all History but no change.

File Manager shows I have 2.7Gb free of 6.4Gb

On the Help tab it shows Firefox 7.0.1, but my update history still shows my foolish attempt to upgrade to FF8:
- Firefox 8.0.1(20111120135848) Installed Tue 22 Nov 2011
- Firefox 7.0.1 (20110928134238) Inatalled Fri 28 Oct 2011

I reran your instructions How to UPGRADE FF4, FF5, or FF6 to Firefox 7 in the first post of this thread, but nothing changed

Any ideas?

Sylpheed 2.4.7 still runs fine
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 28, 2012, 11:42:12 am
Are you still running Linpus Lite ? .. Why ?

What is the output from:
Code: [Select]
ls /opt

and have you cleared the Firefox cache to see if that makes a difference ?

In Firefox go to Edit>Preferences>Privacy>Clear your recent history .. now in the "Time range to clear" select "Everything" .. and in the "Details" list, make sure "Cache" is ticked .. click the "Clear Now" button.

Give it a few seconds to clear the cache (you should see some activity from the HDD/SDD light) then close ALL firefox instances and restart it, now see if Firefox is any quicker.

If not, close ALL firefox instances again, and start Firefox from the command line in safe mode:
Code: [Select]
firefox --safe-mode
when prompted, tick "Disable All Plugins", and click "Continue in safe mode" .. is it any quicker now ?

If not, we may have to try renaming the ~/.mozilla/firefox directory but doing so will loose any customisations to firefox including your bookmarks etc.



A better idea would be to just dump Linpus Lite in favour of an up-to-date Linux distribution that has the latest Firefox 11 available, and is still receiving updates .. this link *may* interest you:
Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Two on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9782.0)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on March 28, 2012, 08:30:28 pm
Thanks for getting back to me Mark.

Yes, I am still running Linpus Lite I am afraid - better the devil you know etc etc!

ls / opt gives: Adobe  firefox  GKxdatacard

Maybe I wasn't clear, but yes, I had cleared the Firefox cache in the way you list and that made no difference

BUT tonight I have done it again, AND this time I checked 'Site preferences' (I hadn't done that before) and that seems to have done the trick!
Any ideas why that should be?

I also did the safe mode thing but I think that just repeated what I did last night and it didn't give any extra speed next time I ran in normal mode.

You did suggest Peppermint earlier, and I tried it but wasn't too keen on it I am afraid. Maybe I will try it again, but for just sitting in the lounge with the wife, attending to emails and us both watching iPlayer, Linpus is fine!

Thanks again Mark.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 28, 2012, 10:06:56 pm
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this time I checked 'Site preferences' (I hadn't done that before) and that seems to have done the trick!
Any ideas why that should be?

I haven't the foggiest .. but I'm guessing the site preferences database became corrupted somehow.

Just for information .. the site preferences database is stored at
/home/<username>/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>.default/content-prefs.sqlite
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on March 28, 2012, 11:01:48 pm
Quote
I haven't the foggiest

Mark! But I thought you knew everything!  ;) ;D

Anyway, all seems well now. Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 28, 2012, 11:44:40 pm
Quote
Mark! But I thought you knew everything!  ;) ;D

Aww, c'mon freddie .. I *did* go on to say "I'm guessing the site preferences database became corrupted somehow" .. how much more could I offer ? ;) :P
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on March 28, 2012, 11:49:22 pm
And a very good guess it was too!  :-[
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: JohnX on June 19, 2012, 07:50:59 pm
Mark. I also need your help.

I've read this thread over and over, follwoed the various troubleshooting suggestions, etc, but can't get Firefox 7 to install.

When I type in the '"sudo tar -jxvf.." string I get a 'No such file or directory' error.

I get the same when I type the "ls -al.." string.

The file "firefox-7.0.tar.bz2" is in my home directory, and is the correct size.

Any suggestions please?

I should say that when you've asked others to enter commands and post results, I have no idea how to post the results!
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on June 19, 2012, 08:09:35 pm
can you send the output from:
Code: [Select]
ls -l /home/user
and
Code: [Select]
sudo find / -name firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

[EDIT]

just spotted something .. if you used the wget command in the VERY first posting in this topic (as it is now) .. the file wont be called
firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
it will be called
firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2

So also send the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo find / -name firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 23, 2012, 11:47:25 am
Hi everyone, unfortunately I still haven't managed to create the usb recovery stick, and something happened the other day, aa1 froze while using skype. Rebooted, and to my horror it looked like it reverted the system to the original state! It cancelled skype and vlc icons and deleted the wifi connection details. After re-enabling the wifi, I checked the browser and firefox is still updated to FF7, the downloaded files for skype are still there, but if I re-install them it tells me they're already installed. Same thing with the vlc, it just doesn't show the icons. Any suggestion? Thanks again, Mark (or everyone willing to help).
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 23, 2012, 01:21:22 pm
OK, first a reminder how how to open a terminal in Linpus Lite ..

to open a terminal, hit Alt+F2 .. in the input field enter terminal and click the Run button



Let's see if they will run from the command line .. if they do we just need to replace the icons.

Open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
vlc
does VLC start ?

Stil in the terminal, run:
Code: [Select]
skype
does Skype start ?

In either case can you now run:
Code: [Select]
sudo find / -name vlc
and
Code: [Select]
sudo find / -name skype

and post the output.



If I haven't already said this .. you REALLY shouldn't be running Linpus Lite any more .. not only is it receiving NO security updates, but you're going to find support REALLY hard to come by (I'm not even sure the find commands from above work in Linpus.

I'd STRONGLY recommend that you drop Linpus Lite, and install a modern Linux distribution such as Peppermint Three, which has access to ALL the latest software (I'd eventually expect more and more software to stop working in Linpus) .. if this had happened on Peppermint I could probably have given you a single command that would have removed, then reinstalled VLC and Skype (although doing it yourself through the package manager would be easy too).

There is a tutorial for replacing Linpus Lite with Peppermint Three here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0)

Seriously, I'd take this as an opportunity to update your system to a "proper" Linux distribution, that will have the latest versions of VLC and Skype, etc. instead of attempting to fix an old dead OS that has no support, and who's old versions of Skype may not work for much longer.

Not to mention that installing Peppermint may actually take less time than troubleshooting this issue in Linpus Lite ;)

You'll be glad you did :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 23, 2012, 08:26:00 pm
Thanks, Mark, yes I'll definetely be passing to another OS, VERY SOON. Does Skype works well with Peppermint (as it's one of the main program we're using on the aa1)?
Anyway, the good news is that vlc and skype are there and working, responded when prompted. here is the output for "sudo find / -name vlc" :

find: /proc/5510: No such file or directory
find: /proc/5511: No such file or directory
find: /proc/5512: No such file or directory
find: /proc/5513: No such file or directory
find: /proc/5514: No such file or directory
/usr/share/doc/vlc
/usr/share/vlc
/usr/bin/vlc
/usr/lib/vlc

and the output for "sudo find / -name skype":

/usr/share/skype
/usr/bin/skype

And thanks for the link to updating to Peppermint, I've saved it. How does that relate to Linux mint, is it lighter (better for netbook)?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 23, 2012, 08:43:35 pm
First I'll answer your questions ..

YES, Skype works perfectly in Peppermint .. as soon as you've applied the microphone adjustments .. all in the Tutorial :)

Peppermint is closely related to what was previously Linux Mint LXDE edition (indeed some of the developers worked on Peppermint/Mint LXDE/Lubuntu) .. Peppermint is MUCH lighter than the full blown Mint, but with access to all the same software, and uses the Mint Updater and Software Centre.

Peppermint is MUCH better suited to the AA1 than the full blown Linux Mint which is far too heavy, and in my opinion the perfect distribution for them.



As for getting your icons back (in Linpus) you'll have to give me a little time to research it .. I've forgotten how the weird menu structure worked in Linpus, so it's going to take a bit of homework on my part .. I'll post instructions as soon as I have something useful :)

In the meanwhile, you can always run them from the terminal ;)



{EDIT}

Can you post the output from:
Code: [Select]
ls -a /usr/share/applications
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 24, 2012, 02:01:18 pm
Thanks Mark, you're great as usual. I'll do the OS switch as soon as I manage to upgrade the ram (I already bought it, just can't find the time to do it). BTW, do you think Peppermint will recognise the extra  1GB of ram no problem?
Here's the output from "ls -a /usr/share/applications" :
.
..
6290
a
about-fedora.desktop
acercalendar.desktop
acercontact.desktop
acerim.desktop
acerrss.desktop
AdobeReader.desktop
aliases
AME.desktop
audio.desktop
blue-back.desktop
blue-bk-large.png
blue-bk.png
blue-bk-title.png
blue-button.png
blue-more.desktop
bluetoothsendfile.sh
bubbleshooter.desktop
ButterFlight.desktop
cddb-slave.desktop
checkers.desktop
defaults.list
Document.desktop
Download.desktop
edesktop
exo-preferred-applications.desktop
ezmove.desktop
fedora-ccsm.desktop
fedora-emerald-theme-manager.desktop
fedora-im-chooser.desktop
fedora-kasumi.desktop
fedora-Thunar-bulk-rename.desktop
fedora-Thunar.desktop
fedora-Thunar-folder-handler.desktop
fedora-xarchiver.desktop
fedora-xterm.desktop
galculator.desktop
globs
gnome-baobab.desktop
gnome-dictionary.desktop
gnome-gfloppy.desktop
gnome-gkbd-indicator-plugins-capplet.desktop
gnome-screensaver-preferences.desktop
gnome-screenshot.desktop
gnome-search-tool.desktop
gnome-system-log.desktop
gnome-system-monitor.desktop
gnome-volume-control.desktop
gnome-yelp.desktop
green-back.desktop
green-bk-large.png
green-bk.png
green-bk-title.png
green-button.png
green-more.desktop
gstreamer-properties.desktop
gsynaptics.desktop
gthumb.desktop
installpatch.desktop
kde
keyboard_layout.desktop
kolourpaint.desktop
linpus-frozen-bubble.desktop
linpus-printconf-gui.desktop
linpus-scim-setup.desktop
linpus-web.desktop
.linpus-web.desktop.swp
livna-vlc.desktop
llk_linux.desktop
ltris.desktop
magic
mahjong.desktop
mime.cache
mimeinfo.cache
mousepad.desktop
mozilla-firefox.desktop
mplayer.desktop
Music.desktop
net-gftp.desktop
networkcenter.desktop
nm-openvpn.desktop
nm-vpnc.desktop
old
onlineupdate.desktop
openoffice.org-1.9-calc.desktop
openoffice.org-1.9-impress.desktop
openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
orange-back.desktop
orange-bk-large.png
orange-bk.png
orange-bk-title.png
orange-button.png
orange-more.desktop
pcmmvp.desktop
pcmphoto.desktop
Picture.desktop
pirut.desktop
powercenter.desktop
pup.desktop
qt4-qtconfig.desktop
recovery.desktop
redhat-manage-print-jobs.desktop
redhat-my-default-printer.desktop
redhat-system-config-printer.desktop
redhat-userinfo.desktop
redhat-usermount.desktop
redhat-userpasswd.desktop
screensavers
settings-back.desktop
skype.desktop
snooker.desktop
subclasses
sun_java.desktop
sun-java.desktop
sun-javaws.desktop
supertux.desktop
sysinfo.desktop
system-config-date.desktop
system-install-packages.desktop
Terminal.desktop
Thunar.desktop
tuxpuck.desktop
ucview.desktop
Video.desktop
volleyballey.desktop
xfcalendar.desktop
xfce4-panel-manager.desktop
xfce-backdrop-settings.desktop
xfce-display-settings.desktop
xfce-keyboard-settings.desktop
xfce-menueditor.desktop
xfce-mixer-settings.desktop
xfce-mouse-settings.desktop
xfce-session-settings.desktop
xfce-settings-manager.desktop
xfce-splash-settings.desktop
xfce-ui-settings.desktop
xfce-wm-settings.desktop
xfce-wmtweaks-settings.desktop
xfce-workspaces-settings.desktop
xfce-xfcalendar-settings.desktop
XMLnamespaces
xpad.desktop
yellow-back.desktop
yellow-bk-large.png
yellow-bk.png
yellow-bk-title.png
yellow-button.png
yellow-more.desktop
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 24, 2012, 05:56:55 pm
Yes, the extra RAM will bee seen by Peppermint .. indeed it will be seen equally by ANY OS you install, as long as the system BIOS (hardware) sees it.

Still working on the desktop icons for Linpus .. I'll post as soon as I have something, but kinda busy ATM :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 24, 2012, 06:02:49 pm
Can you tell me which of the 4 panels you'd like the VLC and Skype icons in, then run:
Code: [Select]
mousepad /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml
and post the contents here.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 24, 2012, 08:33:48 pm
Don't worry Mark, whenever you can, It's not urgent. The Skype icon should be in the CONNECT panel, and the vlc in the FUN panel, with the multimedia apps.
Here's the content after typing your command:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xfdesktop>
   <upperbutton>/usr/share/desktop-directories/upperbutton.desktop</upperbutton>
        <setting exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</setting>
        <help exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/help.directory</help>
<group>
       <id>1</id>
       <sequence>0</sequence>
       <!--<directory_file title="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Internet.directory</directory_file>-->
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-blue-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk.png</background_picture>
       <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-more.desktop</app>
</group>
  <group>
       <id>2</id>
       <sequence>1</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-orange-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-more.desktop</app>
 </group>
  <group>
       <id>3</id>
       <sequence>2</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-yellow-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-more.desktop</app>
       
</group> 

 <group>
    <id>4</id>
    <sequence>3</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-green-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-more.desktop</app>
 </group>
<group>
       <id>5</id>
       <sequence>4</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2" acs="email">/usr/share/applications/AME.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="1" acs="im">/usr/share/applications/acerim.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop</app>
       <!--app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop</app-->
<!--         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/luvcview.desktop</app>-->
<!--         <app icon="ftp.png" name="FTP" sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/net-gftp.desktop</app>-->
<!--    <app sequence="5" acs="rss">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app> -->
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app>
          <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/googlemap.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/wikipedia.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/webmail.desktop</app>
</group>
  <group>
       <id>6</id>
       <sequence>5</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-large.png</background_picture>
         
        <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-back.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-calc.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-impress.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acercalendar.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/acercontact.desktop</app>
    <!--app icon="burning.png" name="CD/DVD Burning" sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gnome-gcalctool.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/Support/AdobeReader.desktop</app>-->
    <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/galculator.desktop</app>         
    <!--app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/gnome-dictionary.desktop</app-->         
<!--    <app icon="snapshot.png" name="Snapshot" sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop</app>-->         
     <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/xpad.desktop</app>         
</group>
  <group>
       <id>7</id>
       <sequence>6</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/pcmmvp.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/pcmphoto.desktop</app>
         <!--<app icon="games.png" name="Games" sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>-->
    <dir sequence="2" dir_id="1">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Games.directory</dir>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/ucview.desktop</app>
         <!--app icon="voice_recorder.png" name="Voice Recorder" sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app-->
         <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/kolourpaint.desktop</app>
<!--         <app icon="internetradio.png" name="Internet Radio" sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app>
         <app icon="picture.png" sequence="12">/usr/share/applications/gthumb.desktop</app>-->
<app sequence="5">usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop</app></group>

 <group>
    <id>8</id>
    <sequence>7</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-large.png</background_picture>
   
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/Document.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/Picture.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/Music.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/Video.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/Download.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/Thunar.desktop</app>
 </group>
 
<group>
    <id>9</id>
    <sequence>8</sequence>
    <directory_file exec="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/settings-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gsynaptics.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/system-config-date.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/linpus-printconf-gui.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/sysinfo.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/onlineupdate.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/redhat-userpasswd.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/keyboard_layout.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/networkcenter.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/audio.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/powercenter.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/linpus-scim-setup.desktop</app>
  </group>
<dir id="1" parent_dir_id="0">
   <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/FunGames.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large-games.png</background_picture>
<!-->         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-circuslinux.desktop</app><-->
         <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>

         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/ltris.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/linpus-frozen-bubble.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/llk_linux.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/supertux.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/bubbleshooter.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/ButterFlight.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/snooker.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/checkers.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/mahjong.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/volleyballey.desktop</app>
</dir>
</xfdesktop>

Thanks again, Mark, and speak you soon.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 24, 2012, 10:35:23 pm
OK, first let's back that file up, just in case .. open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
cp -v /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml.broken

Now open the original for editing:
Code: [Select]
mousepad /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml

Now you need to change 3 lines (that appear to have become corrupted) .. I've highlighted the three lines that need changing in red

WARNING .. DO NOT copy and paste the whole contents of the "quote" box below .. just edit the lines in red

Once you've made the changes below .. SAVE the file, and reboot to test.

So it needs to read:-

Quote
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xfdesktop>
   <upperbutton>/usr/share/desktop-directories/upperbutton.desktop</upperbutton>
        <setting exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</setting>
        <help exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/help.directory</help>
<group>
       <id>1</id>
       <sequence>0</sequence>
       <!--<directory_file title="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Internet.directory</directory_file>-->
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-blue-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk.png</background_picture>
       <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-more.desktop</app>
</group>
  <group>
       <id>2</id>
       <sequence>1</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-orange-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-more.desktop</app>
 </group>
  <group>
       <id>3</id>
       <sequence>2</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-yellow-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-more.desktop</app>
       
</group> 

 <group>
    <id>4</id>
    <sequence>3</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-green-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-more.desktop</app>
 </group>
<group>
       <id>5</id>
       <sequence>4</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2" acs="email">/usr/share/applications/AME.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="1" acs="im">/usr/share/applications/acerim.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop</app>
<!--         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/luvcview.desktop</app>-->
<!--         <app icon="ftp.png" name="FTP" sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/net-gftp.desktop</app>-->
<!--    <app sequence="5" acs="rss">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app> -->
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app>
          <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/googlemap.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/wikipedia.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/webmail.desktop</app>
</group>
  <group>
       <id>6</id>
       <sequence>5</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-large.png</background_picture>
         
        <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-back.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-calc.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-impress.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acercalendar.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/acercontact.desktop</app>
    <!--app icon="burning.png" name="CD/DVD Burning" sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gnome-gcalctool.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/Support/AdobeReader.desktop</app>-->
    <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/galculator.desktop</app>         
    <!--app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/gnome-dictionary.desktop</app-->         
<!--    <app icon="snapshot.png" name="Snapshot" sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop</app>-->         
     <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/xpad.desktop</app>         
</group>
  <group>
       <id>7</id>
       <sequence>6</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/pcmmvp.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/pcmphoto.desktop</app>
         <!--<app icon="games.png" name="Games" sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>-->
    <dir sequence="2" dir_id="1">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Games.directory</dir>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/ucview.desktop</app>
         <!--app icon="voice_recorder.png" name="Voice Recorder" sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app-->
         <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/kolourpaint.desktop</app>
<!--         <app icon="internetradio.png" name="Internet Radio" sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app>
         <app icon="picture.png" sequence="12">/usr/share/applications/gthumb.desktop</app>-->
         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop</app>
 </group>
 <group>
    <id>8</id>
    <sequence>7</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-large.png</background_picture>
   
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/Document.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/Picture.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/Music.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/Video.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/Download.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/Thunar.desktop</app>
 </group>
 
<group>
    <id>9</id>
    <sequence>8</sequence>
    <directory_file exec="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/settings-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gsynaptics.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/system-config-date.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/linpus-printconf-gui.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/sysinfo.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/onlineupdate.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/redhat-userpasswd.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/keyboard_layout.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/networkcenter.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/audio.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/powercenter.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/linpus-scim-setup.desktop</app>
  </group>
<dir id="1" parent_dir_id="0">
   <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/FunGames.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large-games.png</background_picture>
<!-->         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-circuslinux.desktop</app><-->
         <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>

         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/ltris.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/linpus-frozen-bubble.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/llk_linux.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/supertux.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/bubbleshooter.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/ButterFlight.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/snooker.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/checkers.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/mahjong.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/volleyballey.desktop</app>
</dir>
</xfdesktop>
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 25, 2012, 09:41:42 am
Erm... I must have done something wrong. After the first command, this appeared:

cp: try to overwrite `/home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml.backup', overriding mode 0644 (rw-r--r--)?

I pressed enter, gave the second command, and this came up:

bash: /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml: Permission denied

Nothing opens up, that's it.  Any suggestions?

EDIT: I noticed the second command is different from the one you gave me before. Should I use this:

mousepad /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml

or this:

/home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml

Thanks again, Mark.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 25, 2012, 11:19:57 am
You're right, I missed out "mousepad" .. oops  :-[

I've fixed it now .. I've also make an edit to the first command, so can you run them from the beginning.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 25, 2012, 11:36:10 am
I did that, but now the result is completely different (!), when the 'group' panel comes up, that's what's in it:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xfdesktop>
   <upperbutton>/usr/share/desktop-directories/upperbutton.desktop</upperbutton>
        <setting exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</setting>
        <help exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/help.directory</help>
<group>
       <id>1</id>
       <sequence>0</sequence>
       <!--<directory_file title="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Internet.directory</directory_file>-->
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-blue-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk.png</background_picture>
       <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-more.desktop</app>
</group>
  <group>
       <id>2</id>
       <sequence>1</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-orange-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-more.desktop</app>
 </group>
  <group>
       <id>3</id>
       <sequence>2</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-yellow-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-more.desktop</app>
       
</group> 

 <group>
    <id>4</id>
    <sequence>3</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-green-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-more.desktop</app>
 </group>
<group>
       <id>5</id>
       <sequence>4</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2" acs="email">/usr/share/applications/AME.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="1" acs="im">/usr/share/applications/acerim.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop</app>
       <!--app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop</app-->
<!--         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/luvcview.desktop</app>-->
<!--         <app icon="ftp.png" name="FTP" sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/net-gftp.desktop</app>-->
<!--    <app sequence="5" acs="rss">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app> -->
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app>
          <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/googlemap.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/wikipedia.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/webmail.desktop</app>
</group>
  <group>
       <id>6</id>
       <sequence>5</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-large.png</background_picture>
         
        <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-back.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-calc.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-impress.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acercalendar.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/acercontact.desktop</app>
    <!--app icon="burning.png" name="CD/DVD Burning" sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gnome-gcalctool.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/Support/AdobeReader.desktop</app>-->
    <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/galculator.desktop</app>         
    <!--app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/gnome-dictionary.desktop</app-->         
<!--    <app icon="snapshot.png" name="Snapshot" sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop</app>-->         
     <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/xpad.desktop</app>         
</group>
  <group>
       <id>7</id>
       <sequence>6</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/pcmmvp.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/pcmphoto.desktop</app>
         <!--<app icon="games.png" name="Games" sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>-->
    <dir sequence="2" dir_id="1">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Games.directory</dir>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/ucview.desktop</app>
         <!--app icon="voice_recorder.png" name="Voice Recorder" sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app-->
         <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/kolourpaint.desktop</app>
<!--         <app icon="internetradio.png" name="Internet Radio" sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app>
         <app icon="picture.png" sequence="12">/usr/share/applications/gthumb.desktop</app>-->
<app sequence="5">usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop</app></group>

 <group>
    <id>8</id>
    <sequence>7</sequence>
       <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-large.png</background_picture>
   
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/Document.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/Picture.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/Music.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/Video.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/Download.desktop</app>
         <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/Thunar.desktop</app>
 </group>
 
<group>
    <id>9</id>
    <sequence>8</sequence>
    <directory_file exec="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</directory_file>
    <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-large.png</background_picture>
    <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/settings-back.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gsynaptics.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/system-config-date.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/linpus-printconf-gui.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/sysinfo.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/onlineupdate.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/redhat-userpasswd.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/keyboard_layout.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/networkcenter.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/audio.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/powercenter.desktop</app>
    <app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/linpus-scim-setup.desktop</app>
  </group>
<dir id="1" parent_dir_id="0">
   <directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/FunGames.directory</directory_file>
       <background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large-games.png</background_picture>
<!-->         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-circuslinux.desktop</app><-->
         <app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>

         <app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/ltris.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/linpus-frozen-bubble.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/llk_linux.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/supertux.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/bubbleshooter.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/ButterFlight.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/snooker.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/checkers.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/mahjong.desktop</app>
   <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/volleyballey.desktop</app>
</dir>
</xfdesktop>
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 25, 2012, 11:51:00 am
OK .. can you see the line:-

       <!--app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop</app-->

That has some extra characters that need removing .. it needs to read:-

       <app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop</app>

and the line that reads:-

       <app sequence="5">usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop</app></group>

is missing an / from the beginning of the path .. so it needs to read:-

       <app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop</app></group>

Make sense ?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 25, 2012, 01:42:33 pm
Thanks, Mark, yes done it now. Should I cancel all of the "!--" characters? I noticed them in various lines. Also, I just restarted it now, for the second time, and the content goes back to the original (wrong?) lines every time I restart. Actually, it's only the skype line, as the line for vlc has completely disappeared now! I tried to reinsert it, it stays there as long as the aa1 is on, when I restart it goes back to the original. Is there a command to save it permanently? Sorry to give you such hassle...
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 25, 2012, 02:06:00 pm
My guess is for some reason it's being replaced by a backup, when you reboot.

Can you send the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo find / -name group-app.xml
and
Code: [Select]
ls -al /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop



No don't change the other lines .. the "!--" and "--" mean the line has effectively been commented out (the line is ignored).
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 25, 2012, 03:07:43 pm
Here's the output for "sudo find / -name group-app.xml":

find: /proc/5275: No such file or directory
/etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml
/home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml
/mnt/home/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml
/root/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml
/usr/share/pixmaps/group-app.xml

and for "ls -al /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop":

total 44
drwxr--r--  2 user user 4096 2012-08-25 10:29 .
drwxrwxr-x 10 user user 4096 2008-06-09 14:07 ..
-rw-rw-r--  1 user user 9430 2012-08-25 14:00 group-app.xml
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 9430 2012-03-18 00:38 group-app.xml.backup
-rw-rw-r--  1 user user 9494 2012-08-25 10:29 group-app.xml.broken

Thanks Mark.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 25, 2012, 05:42:45 pm
Can you send the contents of:
Code: [Select]
mousepad /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml.backup
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 25, 2012, 07:04:12 pm
I would, but on rebooting after my last post the bottom panel disappeared, and a square one appeared on the top left corner, completely empty (no wifi, power or charging icons) apart from a round icon similar to the settings one (if you click on it, nothing happens though). Going on the settings (right bottom-ish corner) the network center doesn't even open, and of course the Browser doesn't work either. Sorry, any suggestion how to bring back the panel (and the network connection)? I'm so close to throw the aa1 from the window...
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 25, 2012, 08:41:21 pm
OK, we can probably get you back to defaults .. but you will loose any menu configuration changes you've applied.

if you want to do this .. hit Alt+F2 .. in the dialog box that appears, enter terminal and hit Enter (to open a terminal).

in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
mv -v /home/user/.config/xfce4 /home/user/.config/xfce4.old
then
Code: [Select]
mv -v /home/user/.config/xfce4-session /home/user/.config/xfce4-session.old

Then REBOOT.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: andrea987 on August 26, 2012, 07:44:46 am
Did that now, it didn't change anything. Thanks to ”xfce4-panel -a" I managed to bring back the panel and SOME icons (xfce, volume, clock and power off) but the wifi icon I can't find it anywhere, or the battery level icon. Is there a command to bring them back? Or to make the network center work?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 26, 2012, 08:49:59 am
See here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=4162.msg29852#msg29852 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=4162.msg29852#msg29852)

Hopefully that will fix your wifi .. but be prepared to have to re-enter your network settings.



I know I keep mentioning it, but you do realise that unless these issues are being caused by a failing SSD you could have installed PeppermintOS 5 times over by now ? .. and have a much better system for it ;)

Linpus Lite was IMHO a criminal choice for the AA1, that limits its potential, and is a heavily customised Linux distribution that Acer never had any intention of supporting.

The problem is, with any other Linux distribution I could load it into a virtual machine, and try to replicate your issue .. but Linpus Lite cannot be run from a virtual machine.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: philipinknaresborough on October 22, 2012, 11:25:18 am
Thanks Mark. Your clear instructions worked a treat. My Acer Aspire One is now cooking on gas!

 :)  :)
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 22, 2012, 01:39:37 pm
You're most welcome .. thanks for letting me know it helped. :)

I've been told the latest versions of Firefox also work well on the AA1 .. it was just Firefox 8/9 that had an issue for some reason.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: paygraham on November 13, 2012, 11:48:31 am
Fantastic help on this one! I gave my old Aspire One to my granddaughter and, of course, she was disappointed when it asked for the Flash update which didn't work. I searched everywhere for help until I found this post. Not only did it do the trick, it was extremely easy to follow and apply. Thank you so much - happy Granddad and happy Granddaughter.  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 13, 2012, 12:18:32 pm
Hi paygraham, and welcome to the forum :)

You're more than welcome, and It's great to hear your granddaughter is now happy .. thanks for taking the time to leave feedback.
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Greebo on May 11, 2013, 10:49:59 am
Hurrah!.
At last some instructions for updating FF2 to FF7 that really work.
I am so grateful but i need more. FF7 is working well but some web sites are informing me that FF needs updating. I believe that the latest version of FF is 20. Are there any instructions to update from FF7 upwards?. Can these instructions be used by changing the filenames and paths etc?.
I find 'Linpus' frustrating. Surely if they can come up with updates for FF from 2, 3 4,5 6,7 etc someone could write some kind of script to do the update with less worry.
Anyway, I, for one, am grateful for any info.

^^O^^
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 13, 2013, 12:57:26 am
Sorry it took so long to "allow" your first posting .. somehow I missed this one  :-[

Anyway .. my first peice of advice would be to ditch Linpus Lite in favour of Peppermint .. which has easy access to all the Ubuntu software, but is MUCH lighter on system resources .. I've found it the best fit for an AA1 :)

There's a tutorial on this site for installing Peppermint 3 here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0)

But if you must stick with Linpus Lite, we can have a go at installing the latest firefox if you want .. there was a problem with Firefox 8 on Linpus (which is why the tutorial stopped at v7), but someone told me versions AFTER 8 were OK .. so if you wanna give it a shot, let me know.

Seriously though you'd be better off with Peppermint 3
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: newalpha on May 15, 2013, 09:00:16 pm
Hello all,

please i have tried to do a yum update on my Acer Aspire One  running linpus Lite Linux but got this message, don't know what steps to take to resolve the conficts. this is the regular message:

  file /usr/share/pixmaps/scim-setup.png from install of scim-1.4.7-7.fc8 conflicts with file from package scim-aspire-1.0.0-3.lp
  file /usr/share/desktop-directories/Internet.directory from install of gnome-menus-2.20.1-1.fc8 conflicts with file from package xfdesktop-acer-lp-1652.mcs_patched
  file /usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory from install of gnome-menus-2.20.1-1.fc8 conflicts with file from package xfdesktop-acer-lp-1652.mcs_patched
  file /usr/share/scim/icons/smart-pinyin.png from install of scim-pinyin-0.5.91-20.fc8 conflicts with file from package scim-aspire-1.0.0-3.lp


thanks
newalpha
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 16, 2013, 05:51:08 pm
Well that *looks* like it's trying to install the updates from  the archived Fedora Core 8 repos .. If you installed them, I couldn't guarantee what the results would be .. it might break Linpus Lite altogether.

What are you trying to do ? .. update Firefox ?
Title: Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
Post by: freddie on May 20, 2013, 09:50:30 am
Hi newalpha
Having finally made the jump to Peppermint from Linpus (after many nudges from Mark), I can say stop wasting your time with Linpus.
- just upgrade to Peppermint
Doesn't take long and life just gets so much better!
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